School of Medicine

Interviews

Admissions

Interviews are conducted between September and the end of March. Following the interview, each applicant is considered individually by the admissions committee. Interviewed applicants are notified of the admissions decision.

Interviews offer us an opportunity to get to know you as an individual – and for you to get to learn more about the Temple/St. Luke’s program. Each applicant will have the opportunity to interview with two faculty.

Since each applicant brings individual experiences and strengths, there is no “standard interview.” Interviewers explore various dimensions of the applicant, such as interest in medicine, community service, extracurricular activities, medical shadowing experience, academic background and performance, research endeavors, and other personal and life experiences.

The interview also assesses interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to listen and consider the views of another person. We seek to take the stress out of interviews as we believe a relaxed conversation helps an applicant present her or himself best.

Vicki Gilbert

“I felt welcome from the very beginning of my interview day, and the St. Luke’s faculty has continued to maintain a highly-supportive environment.”
– Vicki Gilbert, Class of 2015