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

How did the interview impress you?


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?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Background: I completed an economics major and work as a scribe at an urgent care. "What do you believe is the economic impact of urgent care?"" Report Response

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

"Do you think patients going to an urgent care compromises or affects the relationship with their primary care physician?" Report Response

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

"Both your parents are physicians, has this influenced your decision to go to medical school? (Basically want to know if my parents pushed me in this direction. This was asked in the second interview which is closed file - they only know your name before walking into the room.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Through your experience as a scribe you have been able to work with a lot of providers. Can you tell me one thing you have seen that you like and one that you dislike?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced one on one interviews twice specifically for this school. I also browsed the website , specifically looking at their outreach programs and the population Temple primarily treats." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The building is beautiful! The ratio of students to interviewees on the tour was great and they did a great job talking up the school. Students were visible everywhere: in the rec room, library, SIMs center, etc. Yes, Temple is in North Philly, but the school did a good job addressing this and presented the safety measures implemented to keep students and faculty safe." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly, very little. The only thing I did not like about the interview day was there was a lot of empty time where we sat in a room waiting for the next activity/interview on the schedule. I wish there had been something for us to do during this free time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the SIMs activity is not as stressful as you would imagine and the 5 minute time limit goes by really fast." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The SIMs activity is really low-key. Just be prepared to ask some generally questions and actively listen." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

marriott residence inn center city philadelphia

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"To have something to keep you occupied when waiting for your interview or SIMs center activity. Our phones are taken away and there is little to do in the interview room (and there is not necessarily someone else in the room with you). Having the opportunity to watch a lecture (live or online) or see an dissection (again either live or on video) would be nice. Just sometime to pass the time." Report Response

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