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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. Your postbaccalaureate interviewerer will make every attempt to put you at ease to give you the opportunity to express the “real you.”  LKSOM seeks candidates with:

  • strong interpersonal skills
  • the ability to listen and take another’s point of view
  • self-confidence
  • compassion
  • social consciousness and cultural competence

Postbaccalaureate interviews will be virtual and held from January through May. The interview process will consist of two interviews, an “open interview” with a MD or PhD faculty member from the Admissions Committee and a second “blind” faculty interview. In addition to the two interviews, you will participate in a timed writing activity.

After interview, applicants are notified of the Medical School Admissions Committee decisions 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.