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2013-2014 Temple University Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2017)' started by Narmerguy, Jun 15, 2013.

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  1. Narmerguy

    Narmerguy Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Space reserved for prompt.

    Please PM the essays or lack thereof to me when the secondary is available and I will update this.

    Good luck to everyone applying! :luck:
     
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  3. Lologatorvball

    Lologatorvball 2+ Year Member

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    Yay! Temple applicants :) can't wait to get verified and start secondaries!
     
  4. sciencebooks

    sciencebooks 7+ Year Member

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    Same! Good luck! :)
     
  5. underscore

    underscore 7+ Year Member

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    I'm looking to prewrite my secondaries for Temple, but I looked on last year's forums and can't find if there's a word/character limit. Does anyone know, or maybe have a ballpark figure for what they're prewriting?
     
  6. Lafakads

    Lafakads 5+ Year Member

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    Hey all, I'm going to be an upcoming first year student so if you got any questions I'll do my best to answer them. Just PM me.

    As for the word count on the secondaries, I'm looking at mine now and don't see a limit. But mine were around 100 words.

    Best of luck!
     
  7. KindofBlue

    KindofBlue Member 5+ Year Member

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    This is from last year's cycle.
    It seems they haven't changed it since 2011, so I think you could assume it would be quite similar this year..
    But if anyone who applied this year could confirm that would be great!


    What is the nature of your special interest in Temple University School of Medicine?

    How do you anticipate contributing to the TUSM community?

    If you indicated St. Luke's Regional Campus or one of our clinical campuses (Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Geisinger Health System, or West Penn Allegheny Health System) as your first choice, please describe the nature of your special interest. Otherwise, please type N/A to continue.

    What are your plans for the current year- June 2012 until June 2013?
     
  8. ewelling

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    I thought we would have received the secondary by now!
     
  9. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 5+ Year Member

    Was accepted to Temple last cycle (not matriculating), so if you have any questions, just PM me. See MDApps for details.
     
  10. kjsdf

    kjsdf 2+ Year Member

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    Anyone get the secondary application yet? Are the essays the same as last year?
     
  11. Victor Von Doom

    Victor Von Doom

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    Does anyone know if Temple asks about misdemeanor convictions on their secondary? I have an expunged "drunk in public" from nearly a decade ago that I didn't have to disclose on the primary, and I would rather not have to mention it in a secondary. :( Thanks!
     
  12. ojohombre

    ojohombre 5+ Year Member

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    Secondary application just arrived via email
     
  13. HH8911

    HH8911 2+ Year Member

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    +1
     
  14. rosaceae

    rosaceae

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    I've been getting an error page when I try to log in though
     
  15. wannabeMD19

    wannabeMD19 5+ Year Member

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  16. ewelling

    ewelling

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    +1
     
  17. wannabeMD19

    wannabeMD19 5+ Year Member

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    Yeah, I'm having trouble as well - the page won't load. Oh well, back to work.
     
  18. underscore

    underscore 7+ Year Member

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    My log-in went through, but the site is extremely slow. Essays are the same as posted above.

    EDIT: Can someone break down the clinical campuses? Last year's thread was only helpful for location.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2013
  19. 13132

    13132 7+ Year Member

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    My browser keeps asking me to validate that I have a certificate to open the site. Anybody else having this problem?
     
  20. ewelling

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    Mine works just verrrrryyy slowwwwlyyy
     
  21. 13132

    13132 7+ Year Member

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    Hmm interesting....for me it asks for a certificate and when I press ok it just asks again.

    After like 10 times in a row I figured something is wrong. I will try another browser.

    EDIT: the problem was Safari
     
  22. ewelling

    ewelling

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    Try IE
     
  23. osprey099

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    If I chose Temple University + Affiliates as my first choice for clinical campus, do I have to answer the questions asking why this campus?
     
  24. NeuroNYC

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    I had this problem in safari in my macbook. Using firefox worked for me. Its just verrrry slow, as others have mentioned
     
  25. wannabeMD19

    wannabeMD19 5+ Year Member

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    It says you do not. I imagine they could get that information from your 'why temple' essay.
     
  26. StudyShy

    StudyShy XOXO 10+ Year Member

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    Woo-hoo! Secondary! :)
     
  27. ewelling

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    Submitted!! Go Phillies!!
     
  28. Noggin

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    What would be the best clinical training site for primary care (community medicine type work)? I was thinking the Crozer-Chester Medical Center. What do you guys think?
     
  29. thaman91

    thaman91 2+ Year Member

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    Submitted!
     
  30. GLOBAL

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    The eff...???

    Heads up y'all...

    Apparently Temple won't accept MCAT scores from the month of January 2013 - soo, apparently I'm not applying...

    "MCAT scores from 2010, 2011, and 2012. January 2013 scores will not be accepted for the 2013 application."

    Any ideas why?? :thumbdown: Temple (Website) :thumbdown:

    EDIT: This must be from last year... and by "2013 application" they meant "2012-2013 application" ... no?
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2013
  31. Noggin

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    For some reason I don't think they changed it for our cycle. They need to update that. That would make sense for last year's cycle.
     
  32. Gust

    Gust Peace be unto you. 2+ Year Member

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    I designated 3 letters of writers for this school in the supplemental application; however, after submitted my secondary and viewing it, it only showed 2 letter writers. any ideas?
     
  33. somannich

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    Same as last year/can someone post?
     
  34. GemelloMD

    GemelloMD 7+ Year Member

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    Submitted. Easy Peasy.
     
  35. thaman91

    thaman91 2+ Year Member

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    Same as last year.
     
  36. circulus vitios

    circulus vitios 7+ Year Member

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    What does this mean? The TUSM student body or the Philadelphia public? :confused: No idea how I'm going to answer this if it's the latter.
     
  37. ewelling

    ewelling

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    I answered this as the latter...because of the word "community". Hope I didn't mess it up!
     
  38. thaman91

    thaman91 2+ Year Member

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    You could answer it as both by saying your diverse experiences will help the student body become better physicians which will, in turn, benefit the surrounding community.
     
  39. circulus vitios

    circulus vitios 7+ Year Member

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    :laugh: I like that.
     
  40. mkhan929

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    I know there's no word limit or anything, but how long are you guys working with?
     
  41. rosaceae

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    Mine are anywhere from 600 - 2500 characters depending on the question!
     
  42. wipp0034

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    And the award for most open-ended essay questions goes to...
     
  43. riseNshine

    riseNshine 5+ Year Member

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    Can someone better explain the different campuses? I looked at the stuff posted on the site..but would u say if you're more into research to stay at temple, the other ones seem more community oriented and geared towards individuals who want to eventually stay and serve in PA.

    How big is St. Luke's on research compared to others and how is the neuro rotation at temple versus the others, particularly St. Luke

    many thanks in advance!
     
  44. wannabeMD19

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    Can't help you there, but I know it's probably much cheaper to live out in Lehigh Valley, PA than in the Philadelphia area (although Philly is cheaper than most cities).
     
  45. riseNshine

    riseNshine 5+ Year Member

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    Is there a max on the character counts at all or I'm free to write a nice 5-paragraph essays =) (just kidding..but is there?)
     
  46. talinnlove

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    Nope, no maximum.
     
  47. McRunner

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    Adding Temple to my application. Really like what I've researched so far.
     
  48. rosaceae

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    :thumbup: Agreed.

    A friend of mine goes there and told me really great things about it. I researched it some more and really think that this school has a lot to offer. Hoping for an II!
     
  49. Lafakads

    Lafakads 5+ Year Member

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    hope you get one too. I looked at your stats and you EC's seem like a good fit for Temple.

    And I start Temple is a few weeks as an M1. Super excited to be there. From what I've heard it's one of the more friendly and collaborative environments.
     
  50. rosaceae

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    Yeah that is what I heard too. Have fun!
     
  51. BundleofHis

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    Can anyone comment on the 4 different regional campuses? I'm completely blindly ranking them. I have NO idea and I've looked at their websites&#8230;
     

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