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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. docalot12

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    Does anyone know if temple accepts students with a 29 or below for the MCAT? Also do they look at subsections? know anyone who got in with a 7 in VR? Thanks!
     
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  3. Hipocrates

    Hipocrates "The H is not silent"

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    The Temple website only indicates that as to their review of an applicant's MCAT scores, they only use the most recent set of scores.
     
  4. Gust

    Gust Peace be unto you. 2+ Year Member

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    my status changed and is highlighted in blue to, "[my] application is under review with [their] office." any one else? I never received a complete email...thoughts?
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  5. smuscs

    smuscs 5+ Year Member

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    I am 'under review' as well, no email.

    I am glad they have started!
     
  6. wannabeMD19

    wannabeMD19 2+ Year Member

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    +1
     
  7. 13132

    13132 7+ Year Member

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    +2
     
  8. thisandthat

    thisandthat 2+ Year Member

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    +3 I hope we hear more soon!!
     
  9. Noggin

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    +4
     
  10. SpartanWolverine

    SpartanWolverine 5+ Year Member

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    Alright, fine... gotta do it.

    +5
     
  11. Irish1234

    Irish1234

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    +6
     
  12. Nesmall2

    Nesmall2 2+ Year Member

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    +7 (lucky seven perhaps?) haha
     
  13. DocOpotamus

    DocOpotamus 5+ Year Member

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    +8 sorry
     
  14. Nmarchib

    Nmarchib 2+ Year Member

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    Yup +9... Looks like a lot of people went under review all at once
     
  15. 13132

    13132 7+ Year Member

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    more interesting question....who has submitted that ISNT under review haha. Maybe everyone who has submitted or submits now has an "under review status".
     
  16. Spica

    Spica 2+ Year Member

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    +10. Keep 'em coming! :)
     
  17. spankydog

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    +11 !!! (I wanted to be cool too)
     
  18. mk3255

    mk3255 2+ Year Member

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    +12
     
  19. Remy LeBeau

    Remy LeBeau 2+ Year Member

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    Lucky +13. :luck:
     
  20. GreatBrono7

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    +14. I wanted to make sure not to get 13 because its unlucky lol
     
  21. rosaceae

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  22. Backtothebasics8

    Backtothebasics8 5+ Year Member

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    +16
     
  23. Ubiquinator

    Ubiquinator 2+ Year Member

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    +17 :p
     
  24. ddc150

    ddc150 2+ Year Member

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    This thread is ridiculous lol
     
  25. ddc150

    ddc150 2+ Year Member

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  26. Thrillhouse

    Thrillhouse 2+ Year Member

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  27. CanePreMed

    CanePreMed OMS-1 2+ Year Member

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    It's nice to see that everyone can count. Too bad it wasn't tested on the MCAT.
     
  28. midnight0il

    midnight0il 2+ Year Member

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    +1
     
  29. SpartanWolverine

    SpartanWolverine 5+ Year Member

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    -1 (can I do that?)

    It's amusing (I suppose I'm easily amused), and I like to see who else is currently applying!
     
  30. midnight0il

    midnight0il 2+ Year Member

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    Haha. Fair enough. But I bet that we're just the tip of the iceberg of Temple applicants.
     
  31. GreatBrono7

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    Don't worry there's plenty of lurkers who never post. I was last year.
     
  32. NJD519

    NJD519 7+ Year Member

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    If you don't mind me asking, what are some of your reasons for applying to Temple? I interviewed at Drexel last cycle and loved the city and figured I would get a similar experience at Temple; working with under served populations and such. Also, I'm interested in cancer research and saw that there are research opportunities at Temple, but it doesn't say much. I would love to hear your reasons. Thanks!
     
  33. circulus vitios

    circulus vitios 7+ Year Member

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    Low stats
    In-state / not too far from home
    Urban environment
    Decent research opportunities
    Solid reputation
     
  34. striker15

    striker15 2+ Year Member

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    Only if we could have just put that for the "Why Temple?"
     
  35. GoPelicans

    GoPelicans 2+ Year Member

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    Agree 100% :laugh: this was def one of the harder 'why our school?' essays.
     
  36. NJD519

    NJD519 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah, it would be nice to here from current students. The Temple website does not do them justice.
     
  37. rosaceae

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    I thought it said a lot on the website! For me it is a mixture between the opportunities that they offer (which I found on the website) and the environment that I will be in (including the stuff I can do in the city)
     
  38. WaterIsGood

    WaterIsGood 2+ Year Member

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    Last year's thread was helpful.
     
  39. j0tt3r

    j0tt3r Working on it 2+ Year Member

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    I really came to love temple after interviewing there. The student body is very relaxed and we support each other. There is also a real drive towards training excellent clinicians, as opposed to the more academic/research orientation I found at other schools. There are great opportunities to serve the north Philly community, and the patient population here won't turn up their noses when they find out you're just a medical student. I also think the MA in urban bioethics is really cool, but I'm biased there. :p If you want any more specifics about temple let me know. Sorry we've been a little mia on this thread, but the ms1's just finished our first week and it's a big adjustment. I'll check back when I can to field any specific questions.
     
  40. NJD519

    NJD519 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks! I will scour the website and check out last years thread. I do like the idea of working with an underserved population and will check out the urban bioethics MA. Sounds like a great area for getting clinical experience.
     
  41. TheBossDoctor

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    How do you anticipate contributing to the TUSM community?

    Is that basically supposed to be a diversity essay? Like how do we contribute to the diversity of TUSM's student body?
     
  42. DocOpotamus

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    That is how I interpreted it.
     
  43. dbaker629

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    My AMCAS was verified on 8/10. Is it weird that I haven't been invited to submit a secondary yet? I am OOS from CA.
     
  44. LambdaChiGuy

    LambdaChiGuy 2+ Year Member

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  45. GBODumich2012

    GBODumich2012 2+ Year Member

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    When were you complete?
     
  46. LambdaChiGuy

    LambdaChiGuy 2+ Year Member

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    I think it was like the 16th. Can't say for sure.
     
  47. circulus vitios

    circulus vitios 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations, what are your stats/state of residency?
     
  48. LambdaChiGuy

    LambdaChiGuy 2+ Year Member

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    Average and OOS
     
  49. Stillworking93

    Stillworking93

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    ii for the third week of september.
    IS average stats
     
  50. Geekchick921

    Geekchick921 Achievement Unlocked: MD Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Hey guys, I'm a current MS-3 at Temple. I absolutely fell in love with the place when I interviewed here and I have been very happy with my school. Please feel free to check last year's thread, or the one before that, for several long posts of mine regarding TUSM. I haven't had the spare time to contribute to this year's thread, as my first two rotations were very time intensive. I may be able to answer some questions in the coming months as I have several less demanding rotations in a row.
     
  51. Xivilus1231

    Xivilus1231 2+ Year Member

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    Hi guys,

    Current MS1 at Temple Med.

    I'm happy to answer any questions or PMs in regarding applications or the school, though really I find as med school apps go, there is no one size fits all. Since we pretty much just started classes, my app experience is still fresh in my head. It may take me a few days to check SDN though, so forgive me for that.

    How do you anticipate contributing to the TUSM community?

    Regarding this question, for those of you not familiar with North Philly, I recommend, at minimum, e-visiting the area around the medical school via google street view.
    Hopefully you will get the picture that the school and hospital plays a big role in keeping the community intact, by providing immediate access to healthcare, direct employment, supporting businesses, and attracting research funding etc.

    So when thinking about 'TUSM community', don't just consider the diversity of each incoming class, think broadly!

    Best of luck to everyone, don't stress too much! You have to save some of that for anatomy :cool:.
     

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