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  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What do your parents think of you going into medicine? What are your sisters doing?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Why Temple?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What do your parents think of you going into medicine? What are your sisters doing?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Temple website, Read AMCAS and Temple app." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was extremely laid back- especially the students. They had an exam earlier that day and another one scheduled for the following day, but still took their time having lunch with us and were very relaxed and seemed happy. The bad area everyone talks about would make for some amazing clinical experiences 3rd and 4th year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some facilities seem slightly aged (but new building will be ready in 2009). I don't like Philadelphia" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Philadelphia is a very dirty city and I didn't like it. Also, the public transportation is EXTREMELY easy to get to temple. USE IT (instead of blowing $45 on a cab ride)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Decent, laid back day. Interview in the morning was very short and relaxed. Admissions presentation, Financial Aid presentation, Tour, and Lunch. I was not super impressed with Temple, but the students seemed great and really make me consider going." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

PHL

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/27/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

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