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The Official "I finally got rejected by Temple" Thread

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by KaraKiz, May 1, 2007.

  1. KaraKiz

    KaraKiz I'm Ron Burgundy? 7+ Year Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Got the letter today. No communication from them since I submitted my application and check back in July. Almost one year ago.. damn. So did everyone else who never heard from them finally get the letter? Lets all share together the non-love from Temple. :D
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  3. Mr. Belding

    Mr. Belding The Dude abides 7+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Bat country
    They just rejected me after I turned down their offer to interview in November.

  4. cheesegirl

    cheesegirl 2+ Year Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    I got a rejection letter and I never even turned in my secondary. Temple: I rejected you in can't reject me now! :)
  5. DrVanNostran

    DrVanNostran 10+ Year Member

    Mar 19, 2006
    I just got my rejection letter today as well. I was complete in cant believe that was almost a year ago..
  6. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard 5+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    over the rainbow
    not yet'll probably come tomorrow:(
  7. Meeher

    Meeher 2+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 2006
    Got a rejection letter yesterday. I don't even remember APPLYING to Temple hehe. IF I did, I didn't turn in the secondary. Whatever...
  8. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor 2+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    They rejected me as well....after they lost my application (per phone call confirmation). How do you loose a completely online-submitted application? Ask Temple.
  9. notgettingin

    notgettingin 2+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    New York
    In addition to the letter from Temple, I also got a nice rejection letter from Jefferson within the last week. Completely forgot about this school too :rolleyes:
  10. notgettingin

    notgettingin 2+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    New York
    That is hysterical. Sorry, I know it must completely suck for you, but it's really funny.
  11. scholj

    scholj Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Worcester, MA
    LoL! There's actually a thread for this? I got rejected by Temple (finally) when I got my waitlist from UMass. I'm already into a top 50, I wouldn't have gone to Temple over them anyway. Besides, it took them forever to get back to me!
  12. Bacchus

    Bacchus Administrator Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    I want to know if Temple is as bad as everyone makes it. I'm familiar with their pharmacy program because of my UG institution and it isn't talked up, but rather talked down among my colleagues. Is it even worth applying to Temple if I'm applying to the other Phila schools? (Drexel, PCOM, Jefferson, Penn(Hopefully)).
  13. notgettingin

    notgettingin 2+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    New York
    It was my understanding that Temple is better then Jefferson and Drexel- Of course people on here will probably disagree with me. As for Penn State- no idea, unless you are talking about UPenn which would (obviously) be the best of all the schools you mentioned. PCOM- That's DO right? No idea about that either.
  14. DoctorDork

    DoctorDork 5+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Yup finally got that rejection letter on Monday. Seriously it takes them a year to reject you? I can only imagine what their staff looks like (one lonely old woman with one working eye under a broken lamp reading applications).
  15. RayhanS1282

    RayhanS1282 perpetually percolated 10+ Year Member

    Got the Temple rejection yesterday. My collection of official med school letter-heads is almost complete.
  16. legobikes

    legobikes bikes made of lego 10+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    I just got an email after I logged in to check my status (because of this thread). It says I'm on the "continuing candidates" list. Is that the latest euphemism for waitlisted?
  17. smq123

    smq123 John William Waterhouse Administrator Physician SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I've seen this on many other places, including mdapps, even by people who are applying to these schools. Quick primer on the PA med schools;

    * University of Pennsylvania is in West Philadelphia. It's correct nickname is "Penn," not the popular (but incorrect) "UPenn." I'm not kidding - call it UPenn around a senior from that school, and prepare to be corrected aggressively.

    * Penn State's med school is in Hershey. It's a slight distance away from Penn State, the undergrad campus. It is not nicknamed "Penn," because that's really reserved for a different school.

    * I've heard a lot of derogatory jokes about Drexel, (which used to be MCP Hahnemahn), which I think is due to its financial troubles a few years ago. It's a good school, with 2 different tracks (one is PBL, the other isn't), but is notorious on SDN for its lousy admissions office.

    * I don't know if Temple is considered as "better" than Jefferson. It hasn't been, in my experience anyway. (Note: I go to Jefferson.) It's certainly more expensive, and is located in a...sketchier...neighborhood. (Although it's not so bad that you shouldn't go to Temple just for that reason.) It has a different curriculum - organ system based, I think.

    Bottom line: Go ahead and apply to Temple if you want to stay in Philadelphia. It's a good school, although a bit expensive.
  18. Bacchus

    Bacchus Administrator Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Thanks a bunch. I agree with you on the Penn debate. No one around here (USP, Drexel, or Penn) calls it UPenn. When someone says that, I cringe. I've just heard a lot of bad rapport for Temple so I wasn't sure whether or not I should strike it from my list. Of course, further research is needed. If they were put head to head, minus the MD or DO degree, would Temple or PCOM win out? (Facilities, Professors, Placements, etc)
  19. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    I just got my Temple rejection too, and I'm still waiting on Jefferson...

    I also have yet to be officially rejected from NYMC, Rosalind Franklin, and Mt. Sinai. I called the schools about a month ago, and they all said interviews were either over, or ending middle-end of April.
  20. Trismegistus4

    Trismegistus4 Worried Wellologist Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 22, 2003
    Location: Location
    Yeah, if by "a slight distance" you mean "a two-hour drive." ;)

    I too just received my Temple rejection this past weekend. I wasn't as surprised as some of you since I took the August MCAT; I just assumed they had filled their interview schedule by mid-October. I can't believe people who were complete in July didn't hear until now!

    I still haven't heard from Jefferson--there must be something in the water in Philadelphia.
  21. help79

    help79 Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    not only did i get ONE temple rejection letter, I got two. I live in NY and when I turned the envelope around to open my mail, attached was a rejection letter addressed to a student from ARKANSAS. I dropped the letter off at the post office and asked them to "return to sender or to correct address." yay temple!

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