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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

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

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

"If you had to fix healthcare, what would you do and why?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about some of your experiences / what you're doing now with your time." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"A man comes in to the hospital ER with what appears to be symptoms of an MI. You treat him for 3 days and come up short in terms of finding anything conclusive. You come to find out he is homeless and just looking for a warm place to stay during the cold days of January. What do you do?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None that were difficult. I guess I was caught off-guard with some. Maybe the one above was the most thought-provoking I'd say." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, secondary, AMCAS, Temple's website, student hosts." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new, 11-story, $160 million facility that is going to be open for Fall of '09. The clinical experiences seem top-notch. The students are extremely happy and cohesive. Plus, the classes only run from 8 to 12 - how sweet is that?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Like many OOS applicants, the location is in a really shady area. I didn't find it to be too much of a problem, though, nor do many of Temple's medical students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much I'd come to like Temple. It is definitely one of my top choices now that I've seen it. My student host was absolutely awesome and I think has swayed my decision-making in some respects." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Make sure your interview email reminder has the times on it. Mine did not and I figured it was not a problem since the lady in the Admissions Office told me I had afternoon interviews. Well, I'm glad I showed up early, because my first was scheduled for 10 AM (although the email told me to come at 10:45 AM!). You should also know that the interviews run one "blind" and one "open-file". So, prepare yourself accordingly. Stay with a student host if you can! It's a lot of fun." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2008

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Fix the email errors (i.e. - interview reminders sent without interview times filled in)." Report Response

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