Temple University (Katz)

Address

Office of Admissinos / 3500 N. Broad Street / MERB, Suite 124 / Philadelphia, PA USA 19140

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
65
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1901
US News Rank - Research
66
US News Rank - Primary Care
90
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 9M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.75
Median MCAT
512
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$90
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 – '23)

1. What is the nature of your interest in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine? (2,000 characters)

2. How do you plan on contributing to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Community? LKSOM seeks an engaged student body with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and interests to enhance the medical school experience for everyone. Please use the space below to describe what makes you unique as an applicant, an obstacle that you had to overcome, or how you will contribute to the LKSOM community. (2,000 characters)

3. Tell us about your special interest in the campus you selected. (2,000 characters) **There are 2 campuses: 1. North Philadelphia and 2. St. Luke's campus in Bethlehem, PA. The one you select is the one where you will be considered for admission.**

4. What are your plans for the current year - June 2022 until June 2023? (2,000 characters)

5. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us. Please use this space to describe to us how you were impacted academically, personally or professionally by COVID-19. (2,000 characters)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. What is the nature of your interest in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine?

2. How do you plan on contributing to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Community? LKSOM seeks an engaged student body with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and interests to enhance the medical school experience for everyone. Please use the space below to describe what makes you unique as an applicant, an obstacle that you had to overcome, or how you will contribute to the LKSOM community.

3. Tell us about your special interest in the campus you selected.

4. What are your plans for the current year – June 2021 until June 2022?

5. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in one way or another. Please use this space to describe to us how you were impacted academically, personally or professionally by COVID-19.

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. What is the nature of your interest in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine? (Note: 2,000 character limit, including spaces.)

2. How do you plan on contributing to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Community?LKSOM seeks an engaged student body with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and interests to enhance the medical school experience for everyone. Please use the space below to describe what makes you unique as an applicant, an obstacle that you had to overcome, or how you will contribute to the LKSOM community. (Note: 2,000 character limit, including spaces.)

3. Tell us about your special interest in the campus you selected. (Note: 2,000 character limit, including spaces.)

4. What are your plans for the current year - June 2020 until June 2021? (Note: 2,000 character limit, including spaces.)

5. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in one way or another. Please use this space to describe to us how you were impacted academically, personally or professionally by COVID-19. (Note: 2,000 character limit, including spaces.)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. What is the nature of your interest in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine?

2. How do you plan on contributing to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Community? LKSOM seeks an engaged student body with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and interests to enhance the medical school experience for everyone. Please use the space below to describe what makes you unique as an applicant, an obstacle that you had to overcome, or how you will contribute to the LKSOM community. Note: 2,000 character limit per essay question.

3. Tell us why you selected your first choice ranked Clinical/Regional Campus

4. What are your plans for the current year - June 2019 until June 2020?

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. What is the nature of your interest in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine?

2. How do you plan on contributing to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Community? LKSOM seeks an engaged student body with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and interests to enhance the medical school experience for everyone. Please use the space below to describe what makes you unique as an applicant, an obstacle that you had to overcome, or how you will contribute to the LKSOM community. Note: 2,000 character limit per essay question.

3. Tell us why you selected your first choice ranked Clinical/Regional Campus

4. What are your plans for the current year - June 2018 until June 2019?

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. What is the nature of your interest in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine? Note: 2,000 character limit per essay question.

2. How do you plan on contributing to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Community? LKSOM seeks an engaged student body with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and interests to enhance the medical school experience for everyone. Please use the space below to describe what makes you unique as an applicant, an obstacle that you had to overcome, or how you will contribute to the LKSOM community. Note: 2,000 character limit per essay question.

3. Tell us why you selected your first choice ranked Clinical/Regional Campus. Note: 2,000 character limit per essay question.

4. What are your plans for the current year - June 2017 until June 2018? Note: 2,000 character limit per essay question.

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. What is the nature of your special interest in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine? (2,000 characters)

2. How do you plan on contributing to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Community? (2,000 characters)

3. Describe the nature of your special interest in your first choice ranked Clinical / Regional Campus. (2,000 characters)

4. What are your plans for the current year - June 2016 until June 2017? (2,000 characters)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

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

2. How do you anticipate contributing to the TUSM community?

3. If you indicated St. Lukes 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.

4. What are your plans for the current year- June 2015 until June 2016?

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

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

2. How do you anticipate contributing to the TUSM community?

3. 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.

4. What are your plans for the current year- June 2014 until June 2015?

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

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

2. How do you anticipate contributing to the TUSM community?

3. 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.

4. What are your plans for the current year- June 2013 until June 2014?

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