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  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatry 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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"There were two interviews. One group conversational interview with David Martin, and a personal 1 on 1 interview with a faculty member. Interviewer #1 (David Martin) How did you come about podiatry? Asked about my work experiences in the nursing home I worked in. Asked how long I shadowed a podiatrist. That was all, he then moved on to the next person. I think he just wanted to see how I would react in a group. It was not stressful at all. He made me/everyone feel comfortable. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Interviewer #2 (faculty member) Why Podiatry? Tell me about your research (most of my interview was about my research)... More questions about specifics in my research. With the limited amount of shadowing I have done (only ~50 hrs), Do you think you are making the right choice to attend pod school? Asked me to explain a couple grades. Asked a question or two from my personal statement. And of course he asked me "Do you have any questions for me?" Again it really was not stressful. Conversational and laid back!" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"none" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"With your limited shadowing experience do you think you are making the right decision?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"2+ years of reading SDN, Personal statement, Application, various research over the past 2 years, TUSPM website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinics were VERY busy (busiest of all the schools, or at least thats what They claimed). David Martin was a real nice guy and kept the stress level low. Students talked very highly (obviously) of the school. Also they provided 2 free nights at the double tree, about 1 or 1.5 mile walk from TUSPM." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city itself. I talked to a couple 4th year students and they recommended that I should plan to be off the streets by 9ish. Its also expensive to attend TUSPM. Cost of living is moderately high when compared to some of the other schools." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You need to catch the lady liberty shuttle to the hotel AND you must call the shuttle to pick you up. Maybe I am naive in this, but most hotels I have stayed at in the past provided their own shuttle free of charge that came by the airport roughly every 30-60 minutes. So don't stand around waiting for a shuttle without calling, it wont come. There is a free of charge phone near the baggage claim in the airport. P.S. the shuttle is $10 plus a tip" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Temple is not new and shiny. The building is made up of the "old style brick" that resemble cinder blocks painted white. This did not affect my decision at all, but if you can not study without a high dollar building... its not for you. Also, dont be nervous. Its really not that bad. Very conversational and laid back. Look at your application/research/grades/EC's and you can likely guess the questions that they will ask you!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Doubletree

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/27/2009

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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