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All communication regarding interviews is sent to the email address provided on your PostbacCAS application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that contact information is kept up to date.


Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University does not conduct “stress” interviews. The interviewers will make every attempt to put you at ease to give you the opportunity to express the “real you.” LKSOM seeks candidates:

  • Who have strong interpersonal skills
  • Who have the ability to listen and take another’s point of view
  • Who possess self-confidence
  • Who are compassionate
  • Who are socially conscious

Postbaccalaureate interviews will be held from January through May. Candidates participate in three interviews over Zoom. A primary interview with a physician or PhD faculty member who is on the Admissions Committee, a secondary interview with a faculty member who is blinded to the application materials, and a third interview with a member of the local community. 

The interview day also includes a virtual tour of the campus and an information session with current medical students where the applicant will be able to learn more about student life.

After interview, applicants are notified of the Admissions Committee decisions by email on a rolling basis. Some candidates may be placed on the continuing candidate list after interview and will still be considered throughout the remainder of the admissions cycle. Each application cycle is unique; so the number of students taken off the continuing candidate list varies from year to year.

Temple University Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service, and educational programs. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status.