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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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)?

"What happened in ______ class, why did you get _____ grade, why was your GPA _____ your sophomore year..." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Explain why your MCAT physical science section was lower than the others." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What would you do to fix health care?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"The fact that he spent half my time asking questions about my AMCAS, he hasn't even looked through my activities or honors. It was ridiculous. It seemed to me like I was being interrogated." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did your sophomore grades drop?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Website, Wikipedia, AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Brand new school, excited students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The methodology of my faculty interview, being that everyone had said that the interviews are laid back and low stress. The admissions office seems to not be on point with everything, they won't be meeting for the next 4 weeks so I won't hear back for a month and a bit. Kind of ridiculous." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to assume that just because most people say their interviewer was laid back, that all the faculty will interview like that. Be ready to be grilled." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great looking school, we'll see if I end up picking it after the interesting interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Other

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/24/2010

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

9 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

1 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"A number of suggestions: 1: I got my interview invitation in January, but they did not have any slots until late March, which is very late in the season, I had already been accepted to another school which may impact if I go here or not. 2. Their Student Host program is a mess, they use a pretty lame system which in essence, involves the person interested in staying with a host looking through a PDF of all of the Temple students who say they are 'interested' in hosting a student. I emailed over 10 people and each one of them were too busy. While I respect that med students are busy, the school should do the matching, not me. This made me frustrated that I couldn't get the opportunity to learn more about this school through a student host. 3: I received an email from the Recruitment, Admissions and Retention (RAR) Program, and was asked to have a meeting with a counselor before my interviews. The meeting was pointless and all they did was ask me where I had gotten in, and what the dates were for my submittal (if thats a word) of my applications. I think they were concerned that I had fallen through the cracks as I was a qualified applicant and was only being asked to interview very late in the cycle. The meeting was no help at all and left me feeling confused more than anything else, also the office was a mess and looked like a paper bomb had gone off." Report Response

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