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I interviewed there today and I don't see what the big fuss is about the area. If you have lived in a trailer on an indian reservation for the last 10 years I can see where your coming from, but it's like any other big city. Brian is a down to earth, personal guy which is what every ad com should be. If everybody else took their job like he did getting in wouldn't be such a hassle. I'd have to say if you are looking to be a competitive, competent dentist you should definately consider temple. Kudos to temple for a sweet program. Hope to get an acceptance but I think the chances are slim at this point.
 

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I agree....i interviewed at Temple last Tuesday and it wasn't bad at all....granted I would hang out around the school's campus late at night, but who wants to do that anyways. When your at school from 8-5 you want to go home and get away for the night...It's a great school that will prepare you to become a dentist in four years; just as good as any other dental school....if it's not the school for you, don't go there....no need to bash the area or the school...
 

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i remember at my interview, this mormon guy was really uncomfortable with the area or something, he kept asking brian if people ever get mugged for murdered on campus.

i thought it was hilarious.
 
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He told us about some 250 lb guy from Utah being afraid also.
 

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It's not that bad, but it's definitely not ideal. I wouldn't quite agree its just like any big city in the US, because Phili's real bad areas do rank up there with the bad areas in DC, Chicago, and LA. Temple is a fine program, but you would think they would move the school to a nicer area of town after all these years. Phili does have some really nice areas.
 

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boree said:
It's not that bad, but it's definitely not ideal. I wouldn't quite agree its just like any big city in the US, because Phili's real bad areas do rank up there with the bad areas in DC, Chicago, and LA. Temple is a fine program, but you would think they would move the school to a nicer area of town after all these years. Phili does have some really nice areas.
I agree that Philly has some nicer areas and that they probably have some of the scariest parts in the nation, but the reason the school remains in that spot is because of the patient pool and the type of people that they are trying to help (underserved areas). Philly also proban
 

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ASU-devil said:
I agree that Philly has some nicer areas and that they probably have some of the scariest parts in the nation, but the reason the school remains in that spot is because of the patient pool and the type of people that they are trying to help (underserved areas). Philly also proban

That's a very valid point, as BU is similarly not in the best area of town. They also do it for the pateint pool they are targeting. But Boston and Philly aren't exactly the same. Fact remains there are all sorts of people out there with different backgrounds and what's dangerous to some is no big deal to someone else. That is why it helps to visit your school before you decide to even apply. :thumbup:
 

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those silly mormons are scared-e-cats :eek: :D :rolleyes:
they should touch your mustache; then they can walk around temple at midnight with a roll of hundred dollar bills in their hand.
 

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I like the negative feedbacks on Temple becasue that way more people will deny to Temple and I will have a chance to go there.
 

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the negatives i paid attention to were the ones from some D3 students i know.

i believe that your prior exposure to urban life will predict how you react to temple.
 

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polarnut said:
they should touch your mustache; then they can walk around temple at midnight with a roll of hundred dollar bills in their hand.
I know, think of how lucky I feel. I have a mustache and I am a Mormon!
 

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I interviewed at Temple last week, and yes, right outside the doors of TUSoD, the reality of suffering and danger is certainly present. Yet, as was pointed out to us, these are the types of people that many applicants refer to in stating that they have a "heart of service" and have aspirations of dedicating themselves to underserved areas. It's not enough to merely have a desire to serve those in need; this desire must be accompanied with courage to overcome unique challenges and accept the risk danger, all in the name of tangibly showing love to others. As I have learned from volunteering overseas and in a downtown shelter care clinic, many times the underserved areas are not only filled with suffering, but inseparably present is danger-even the risk of losing one's life.
To the suggestion that TUSoD should move to a nicer area...
Com'on guys, most of us grew up in nice areas and will migrate right back towards that comfortable setting upon graduation. TUSoD has stayed where it is- in the heart of unquenchable need- for all the right reasons. Perhaps some of us would benefit in character and humility by removing ourselves from our comfort zones long enough to realize what unbelievable hardships some people face. Going to school in one of the "scariest parts in the nation" may in the end make us better dentists. Ultimately, those of us that get accepted to and attend TUSoD will depart with a deep appreciation and concern for the ever-present human need that is so easily cast aside by others in the name of fear and intimidation.
 

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Mustt Mustt said:
I like the negative feedbacks on Temple becasue that way more people will deny to Temple and I will have a chance to go there.
Ya I agree, Temple sucks! :laugh:
 
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