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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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 makes you want to become a physician? Why Temple?" Report Response

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

"So I see you've done [specific research experience.] Tell me about that." Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite part of the brain? (I was a neuroscience major)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think that consciousness and individual thought are evolutionary advantages in human, that we evolved to have these features so we would be the most dominant creature? Or do you think it was a spontaneous development?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, looking at online website, talking to a 1st year student at Temple." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They have a clinical skills labs portion of the interview where you get to talk to standardized patients. I think that was pretty cool to see where your clinical skills were before you even start medical school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview day was a bit disorganized. They gave you a few appointments and directions on how to get there, but otherwise let you roam around for the rest of the day. There were a lot of sitting and waiting around periods, but you did get to talk to the other applicants more." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The clinical skills lab portion of the interview. Practice your general conversation skills because this is definitely a new experience that I had never prepared for." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Really impressed by the campus and faculty. They are very woke when it comes to community medicine and offer a lot of insight on how to treat urban populations." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

< $100

What airport did you use?

Philadelphia International Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Philadelphia Downtown Marriot

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

2/14/16

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 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?

"NA" Report Response

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