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Temple University School of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1901
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 210
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Temple University School of Medicine (TU-SOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Philadelphia
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 290 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $44,964
  • Non - Resident Tuition $53,468
  • Application Fee $85
  • AVG MCAT 513
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 68.8

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Admissions Information

  • MD and MD/PhD Office of Admissions
  • MERB, Suite 124
  • 3500 N. Broad Street
  • Philadelphia 19140
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The teaching and practice of humanistic medicine is central to the mission of Temple University School of Medicine. The School is a mecca for students and faculty who understand that medicine demands lifelong devotion to science, service, and heart. Known for our culture of diversity, collaboration and innovation, Temple University School of Medicine was Pennsylvania's first co-educational medical school (founded September 16, 1901). Many of our faculty and alumni have made their mark on medical history -- and as we begin our second century, we're entering an exciting era of expansion and growth.

Curriculum

The education of medical students at Temple University School of Medicine includes a solid foundation in the fundamentals of basic and clinical science. The first two years are taught in an integrated approach, closely tying basic science concepts to clinical medicine, professionalism and medical ethics. The clinical years are marked by extensive hands-on experience in caring for patients. The new Clinical Simulation and Skills Center allows students to learn basic clinical skills in a safe learning environment throughout the curriculum. Thus, graduates are exceptionally well prepared to pursue residency training.

Facilities

We are attracting nationally-known faculty at an unprecedented rate, along with students and residents of exceptional quality. We are expanding our portfolio of world-class interdisciplinary research centers. We are rolling out a new curriculum that will enhance our reputation for producing graduates with superior clinical skills. Moreover, by 2010, we will add a stunning, new $150 million education and research building to our complex, a new home for the School of Medicine. Our urban campus includes a School of Pharmacy, a School of Dentistry, a College of Health Professions, and three hospitals: Temple University Hospital, Temple University Children's Medical Center, and Shriners Children's Hospital. We are recognized for providing exceptional primary care to an underserved community as well as for tertiary and quaternary services that draw patients, faculty, and students from near and far.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 207
Negatively 27
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.62 279

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.74 174

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

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." More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day seemed very unorganized. I felt like the day was thrown together." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions Office was very friendly and helpful but there were interview times switched the day before." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"all the information provided was very detailed and thorough. I appreciated that" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt that everything to do with the admissions office was handled very efficiently, and I appreciated their friendliness." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Very friendly and laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None, they have been very nice and efficient with me!" More from this Member | Report Response

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?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you want to become a physician? Why Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you interested in pursuing and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [EC off of ACMAS]. The entire interview was pretty much this question over and over again." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about your current position." More from this Member | Report Response

"They basically asked me about the importance of diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your research. Tell me about your clinical experiences. Tell me about your [EC]." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (activity)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will adjust to the rigors of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interviewer & very conversational: we covered "Tell me about yourself, specific activities from previous question, why Temple, why medicine"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about every single aspect of your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are the medical director of a local shelter for the aging. You come in one day and the nurse tells you a man's feeding tube has fallen out and is showing signs of pneumonia. Do you reinsert the feeding tube before doing a chest x-ray?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine/ Free time activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not do a PhD instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They started by asking me what I wanted to know from them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened in ______ class, why did you get _____ grade, why was your GPA _____ your sophomore year..." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given the money to develop and implement one single program to help fix the current healthcare problems in America, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer decided to go in the opposite direction.. I sat down and he asked me if I had any questions for him. Then 1. Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Motivation for a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"First interviewer was a faculty member: why medicine? / experiences / why Temple? / opinions on healthcare reform " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this specific time in your app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked about how I was at one point thinking about being a vet so he asked me what my thoughts on the differences between vet and human medicine were." More from this Member | Report Response

"application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your background/about yourself. This led to other questions about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like your current undergrad. institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask me any questions about Temple. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Philadelphia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you go to your top pick in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what your parents do for a living" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Hillary's healthcare plan that just unveiled?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you get into medical school the first time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So... what kind of activities did you do in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain why you writing sample was so low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why haven't you shadowed until recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents think of you going into medicine? What are your sisters doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences abroad." More from this Member | Report Response

"What recent experiences have reassured you that medicine is right for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your track and field days" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your grades fresh and soph. year were a little bumpy, care to explain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some extra curriculars?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about my seminary experience. Why did you go? What careers do people pursue with that degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience drew you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions that the tour guides haven't already answered?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you do on your SATs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like living in Philadelphia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is most important for me to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose to get into medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Temple? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 12 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above, the rest was conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply, interview, and where were you accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your extracurricular activities in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"So did you take an MCAT prep course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All stuff off my AMCAS. Explaining why I transfered twice in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe you would be comfortable moving to Philadelphia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of clinical experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why temple? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It looks like your strongest year, was freshman year in college. Could you explain that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is your greatest weakness? Strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which activity at school has prepared you to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Because the interviewer hadn't seen my application, the only thing he asked me was: "Tell me who you are."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about this volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you decided to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You did a lot of volunteer work. What have you learned from that which would influence your decision to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experience (specific to to my application)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to TU School of Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"so you're from minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your undergrad" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above - no real questions per se." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun outside of school and EC activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"she went over my amcas - asked for some clarification" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your current job." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really...What does your mother do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were very straightforward, right from my application, no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me one bad quality about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your clinical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences in the medical field." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of physician are you interested in becoming?" More from this Member | Report Response

"so tell me about (this experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to and which ones?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you planning to do next summer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So lets see here..you went to XXX college...how was that" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe my research experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Temple and why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you always wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your high school class rank / SAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you want to know about Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All pertained to what I talked about in my personal statement. I asked almost as many questions as he did. It was mostly coversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [extracurricular activity]" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me why you got a C in Orgo II. Did you take an MCAT prep course? Are you a PA resident? What kind of medicine do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain some of your memorable involvements while in school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing after you acheive your MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"let's talk about grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Temple" More from this Member | Report Response

"So... tell me about your volunteer experience during your undergraduate years. A very broad question!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's no challenge is clinical medicine. It is repetitive, and all the challenge is in research. Why would anyone go into clinical medicine instead of research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you like the city? would you practice in an urban region?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X research experience. Are you leaning towards any particular surgical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are young people going into medicine given the number of medical mistakes being made?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Tehran like? (I was born there and my family is from Iran)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Background info. Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing with yourself now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Tell me about your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, what type of medicine and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you like your undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your experiences in the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do i see myself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I tell you about Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine with all the problems it has?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been a role model to you other than your parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"did you like your undergrad institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard stuff. read above entries." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only question was "what is your weakness"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be the one strength that has helped you to get where you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do like the school you currently attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why so many schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to become a doctor when there are so many problems and issues in the profession right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you do to relax" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why in the world would you want to go into medicine at a time where there are so many problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you want to go to school here. Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"qualities in a medical school, why temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and why you want to go into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of physician do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your college and major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Temple? Why West Penn Hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Temple? Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the most difficult thing about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your self." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strength? weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one weakness of yours? What is one strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine, why Temple? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the malpractice situation in philadelphia " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"y medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, tell me about working in the Emergency Department." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Temple? Why medical school? Why did you do bad on your MCAT the first time(and how did your parents feel about that)? Why did you get a C+ in gen chem? (the only C on my transcript) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about these different volunteering opportunities you had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many interviews have you had? Where? Accepted yet? Were they late interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know for sure that dentistry is the career that you want to go into?" More from this Member | 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite part of the brain? (I was a neuroscience major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience in working with underserved groups?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should Temple accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience with a difficulty personality or someone with different opinions than your own." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asking about my research and personal activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the MCAT is a good measure or determining factor for admission to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much... perhaps What was your favorite class? How did you like undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interviewer asked "Batman or Superman?" Pretty sure it was just something to lighten the mood, I really liked my student interviewer!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you complete an MPH because you didn't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does the U.S. healthcare system really need to do in order to improve your state's situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could reform healthcare what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing i didn't expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you go back in time to ask Henrietta Lacks for permission to use her cells, would you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given the money to develop and implement one single program to help fix the current healthcare problems in America, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"#2" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many... but all conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see your LIFE (not just career) in 10 years. it threw me b/c i kept answering it as a career questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty do you think you might be interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think patients should be able to pay for better services, such as meals and beds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a medical director with a patient on a feeding tube. He has no advanced directive & no family & the feeding tube slips out. You have to decide what to do. Do you let him go or keep him alive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in the health care system and how do you propose to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a homeless man walked into the ER for three days in a row and it became clear that there was nothing medically wrong and that he was just coming in to get out of the cold of winter, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn about your experiences abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with control freaks? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your favorite class in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were regarding my personal experiences...Describe this etc, so there weren't any interesting questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about a specific letter of recommendation...which I couldn't answer as I haven't seen any of my letters!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was only asked a few very general questions about my job, college experience, and extracurricular activities. The interviewer did not ask anything out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why does squash receive so little public recognition in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like your current undergrad institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the effect of the fall of communism on healthcare in eastern europe." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do during your international travels?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really stands out in my mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"no really interesting questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to do when you realize that you can't save the world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He started the interview by having me ask questions about the school. Then he followed up with a few questions for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools in Philadelphia did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I just remember the statement, 'let's see what else can I ask you here'" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to see what doctors do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, the interviewer had a very disinterested disposition" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing very interesting... just the standard stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would use my finance background as a way to participate in improving the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is working in the ER like working in a restaurant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do it you had a free Saturday?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, pretty boring questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about medical science liasons." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents think of you going into medicine? What are your sisters doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your travel abroad experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not very, the interviewer was super dry and kind of mean. I thought he hated and we didn't have any chemistry at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What recent experiences have reassured you that medicine is right for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your track and field days." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The interviewer did not really speak to me that much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked about my connections to Temple and how I got my research job (i researched with a professor who teaches at temple med)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you prefer Pat's or Geno's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last movie that you saw?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something in <insert foreign language>. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a whole Saturday to do whatever you want, how would you spend it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were that hard, it was basically just a conversation " More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you like your current profession so much, why do you think medicine will be a more satisfying profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no interesting questions. He read straight from a list." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and what brought you to pursue medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me about the island where I was born" More from this Member | Report Response

"wasn't asked any questions, she just read my file back to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about such and such activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were pretty generic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None...It was more conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you woke up one saturday morning with nothing to do, how would you spend your day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty standard except the doc that interviewed me asked me how much I got payed at my current job...I told him, then he wrote it down. (pretty weird but what are ya gonna do you know)." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 12 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have good stats, why didn't you get in last year and why haven't you been accepted anywhere this year (I had actually just been accepted at Drexel the week before but had not found out about it yet)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I watch the NCAA championship last night? (because he found out I was big basketball/UCLA fan)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about MD vs. DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities on your AMCAS are most characteristic of your personlaity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you identify with your culture?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think the advantages/disadvantages of the american and canadian healthcare systems are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what does your name mean?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really anything unusual/interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Of all that you have done in your ECs, what has prepared you most for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about information on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Temple" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"--" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not anything strange, but for a good portion of the interview I was expected to be the one asking questions... so have a lot prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I have any special interests? (subspecialty etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of things do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X activity" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is your greatest weakness? What do you feel is your greatest strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about the article you wrote." More from this Member | Report Response

"so you like houseplants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, it was an easy interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasn't asked many questions. The interview was just a long conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me who you are" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Just basic questions and I asked lots of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the Bill Clinton scandal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a medical school have to have to appeal to me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I found the most interesting part to be our discussion of rotations and international study opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a -- all conversation, nothing very interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like to do outside of academics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i wasn't really asked any questions at all. the interview was more him introducing himself, me introducing myself, and then speaking about how i ended up wanting to study medicine. it was more a narrative conversation with him interrupting with small clarifications. very informal, very comfortable, very relaxed. he overtly told me he didn't want to be scary or intimidating." More from this Member | Report Response

"not anything all that interesting or difficult, pretty much just reviewed and asked questions about my application including research and extracuriculars. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how did this happen??? i have a very convoluted high school to college educational history and it's always fun getting to explain that :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"THERE WERE NO QUESTIONS ASKED! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any clinical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"just standard..why temple (and not my own state schools, one which has a similar urban location)" More from this Member | Report Response

"...I guess, "So you play the piano..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to school in the snow?" More from this Member | Report Response

""why do you think we should accept you over other applicants?" crap i hate that question." More from this Member | Report Response

"no real intersting questions or many questions at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"i was only asked about 3-4 questions...strength, weakness...."easy" stuff..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most rewarding experience in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field are you intersted in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to and which ones?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response

"didnt have time for that" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to electroshock a stream? (referencing a past job)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too profound or ethical. I was asked, "If I could magically transport you 10 years into the future, what would you be doing and where would you be and why?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you enter college knowing you would pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your SAT Scores and class rank?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, the interviewer complemented my application and then we chatted from there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you watch the presidential debates last night?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. The interview was very conversational and mostly pertaining to things I talked about in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect to practice medicine now-a-days without getting sued while still not ordering unnecessary tests" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, just standard questions that pertained to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you learned from your clinical experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself it ten years? What is your most memorable medical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with patients who are demanding drugs before you diagnose them due to direct marketing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How important is communication in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To explain how my group won affordable AIDS medications for millions of South Africans." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. Most of the interview surrounded asking quesitons about my educational/research background, interests, and hobbies. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do on the weekends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many other schools did you apply to? (yes, it was a fascinating interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I use from my medical volunteer experience when I become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me a lot of questions about my culture, the history etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the criteria you would use in choosing the school you will eventually attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now? The questions were really basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any role models from your clinical experiences, and did you learn anything from them that you would like to apply to your own practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest weakness? What is your greatest strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take your courses in the order that you did? (Not very interesting)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything I can tell you that will convince you to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked about experiences and politics...he really seemed to have looked through my file and seemed genuinely interested." More from this Member | Report Response

"no "interesting" questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is Philadelphia home for you? What were your SAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, how should the issue of abortion be approached? Thank goodness I was prepared to answer that one!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"no interesting questions, really, just talked about my research and other activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. Tell me about the honors of being involved in ____ student organization." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about drug companies advertising direct to consumer? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing--everything was very, very simple and straightforward. No tricks, although I've heard that one of the Tuesday interviewers is pretty tough." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was just asked to clarify a few things on my AMCAS application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something you are really proud you are involved in, what did you do in your free time to keep you busy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to move all the way from the West Coast to the East Coast?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I liked best about PHilly?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions - the interview was more of a conversation to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"With all the problems in medicine why do you want to go into it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you say has been a role model to you other than your parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, mostly standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of ordinary. I was a bit taken aback by the "What can I tell you about Temple" rather than "What interests you in Temple" question." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you forsee paying for medical school? (I think this is more because I want to go practice medicine in a developing country in the future)." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was the standard issue stuff...why temple, why medicine, tell about your extracurriculars and what you do in your spare time." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst point/ weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions---my interviewer was interested in the place I was born." More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions, just standard fare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why does no one give respect to Canada?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why go into healthcare now" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your schooling. I attended five different colleges." More from this Member | Report Response

"See below." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you were not born in the United States. How did you end up here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your spare time? I wasn't really asked any interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical questions about background, family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think there are so many mistakes made by physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Grand Junction, Co." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some negative aspects about being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is in response to the 2/19 message. I am also a Temple student (MS2), and I can't imagine why the previous poster would write such a thing. It's no secret that Temple isn't a top tier school, but we are certainly learning what we need to know to do well on the boards - not too much, not too little. Temple is also well-regarded by residency program directors. This is not something that can be said about the DO schools and caribbean schools, which the 2/19 poster believes would be preferable to Temple." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...he was fairly silent throughout." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why qualities am I looking for in a medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor beside the fact that your mother is a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Temple? (It's my safety school.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who have you looked up to most aside from your parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not many questions were asked, considering the amount of time for the interview (1 hour) and that four to five other students are there with you and not everyone really gets to express what they really feel. But the typical questions are listed below." More from this Member | Report Response

"none. all questions were made in order to clarify my file. It was a nice conversation overall. no stress... although, i did hear some applicants were put on the spot (ie: asked the same question over and over again etc.)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself...really it wasn't a question based interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion about abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could build a medical school, what would it be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I attend so many schools (summer classes, study abroad, etc)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were my feelings on sept. 11, d.c. sniper, euthanasia, death penalty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So...it appears you had a 'dickens of a time' in undergrad...what changed? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you drive here by yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting, just the basics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question about the financial difficulties of my undergrad institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the malpractice situation in philadelphia (read up on this issue in the philadelphia inquirer website if you apply to any philly area school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A common question.....Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to study abroad in France? (I really wasn't asked any tough questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst aspect of being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is one of your weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 22 year old boy was found in a ditch and he had lapsed into a coma for 6 years and has no parents would you pull the plug on him??" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect of the doctors you have worked with do you most aspire to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of your parents are teachers, what makes you think you understand the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your questions for me (the interviewer)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Disadvantage to being a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"What biological/chemcial agent do you think think terrorists will use against us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the hardest part about the transition between high school and college (he wanted to know because his son was a freshman at Temple)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you speak Vietnamese? Do you read the NY Times? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would my weight limit me in any way (I am very overweight)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's happening with the new med school in FL? (FSU) ...not really any interesting questions were asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like and not like about Temple School of Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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