Temple School of Medicine

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  1. ashasnarf

    ashasnarf Member

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    I would like to correspond with anyone who thinks that they will matriculate to this school next year. If you have been accpeted, what is is about the school that makes you want to attend there as opposed to elsewhere? Also, has anyone heard of a summer program at Temple that introduces you to the school severasl weeks before the first day of classes start? Thanks!!
     
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  3. Dr. Kermit

    Dr. Kermit Senior Member

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    I'm still holding an acceptance at Temple, but probably will not matriculate. I really liked the school when I visited and my best friend from college is a MS-I there. My boyfriend is also in the Philly area which makes the school very appealing. However, I was accepted at one of my top choices for med school.

    I like Temple's clinical training years. It's very comprehensive and you get a lot of hands-on work. Compared to other Philly schools, it's very highly regarded after UPenn. I also liked that the students were extremely uncompetitive and were very cohesive.

    I didn't like the location of Temple. I went to school in Baltimore and don't mind ghetto. But, if I were going to be at school late at night, I wanted more options for food. If there were decent housing near by and I could run home and make dinner, that would be a different story. I also didn't like the H/HP/P/LP/F grading. And, I wasn't too keen with the subject based curriculum second year. I gravitate more toward system based learning with PBL.

    Good luck with your decision. I'm currently under scholarship consideration there and that would sway me to attend.

    P.S. There is a two week summer program for URMs that Temple sponsors, but that is the only one I know of. My friend started at the end of the summer. There is a three day orientation.
     
  4. ashasnarf

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    Dr. Kermit,how do you know that you are under scholarship decision at Temple? Did they send you a letter telling you this or e-mail? If you don'y mind, what were your stats or what special background did you have that would warrant such consideration. Thanks!!
     
  5. Dr. Kermit

    Dr. Kermit Senior Member

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    Hi Asha-

    I was informed with my acceptance letter that I would be considered for non-finacial based grants. After my acceptance to Temple and a few other schools, I called both the admissions and FA office to inform them that since the cost of attending Temple was only 3K or so less than other private schools, I didn't know if I should withdraw my application. (My parents earn a sizeable income and I wouldn't qualify for institutional aid.)

    My stats are as follow:

    UGRAD: JHU '01
    GPA: 3.56 (3.42 sci, 3.9 AO)
    MCAT: 30R (9v,11p,10b)

    ECs: Varsity athlete, Inner-city youth tutor, Campus tourguide, Chem research assistant, Research tech (2 different positions), Lab tech, RA, GED tutor, Camp counselor for mentally and physically challenged urban children, Sales associate, Nanny.
     
  6. phllystyl

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    I was accepted to Temple U. and will be matriculating in the fall. I haven't heard much about orientation programs during the summer but if I do I'll be sure to post.

    I was attracted to Temple because of its reputation for clinical training, and its location. I really am interested into going into ID, and I think Ill be able to see some rather interesting cases given the area. I'm not really afraid of North Philadelphia, having grown up 20 minutes farther north and also having spent the last 6 years in West Philadelphia, which isn't much better. The other major factor with Temple was the fact that it was in Philadelphia, as I really did want to stay in this city.

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  7. PunkRockDoc

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    I'm 99% sure I'll be matriculating at Temple. I'm still waiting to hear from some other schools, but the only factor that will sway me away from Temple is if the other schools offer me more money.

    As for what I really like about Temple, it's that something about it just felt right. I had a lot of time between my interview and the tour that they give. So I just started walking around and talking to people at the school. I thought that the atmosphere was great. It's not in the best neighborhood, but I think that may be more of an advantage than a drawback. We'll be exposed some more of the underpriviliged side of medicine, if you will.
     

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