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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Pittsburgh
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Is UPitt your first choice? You can be honest. It wasn't mine. " Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"So are you one of those people who like to see the big picture and help more people with less individual impact or one of the people who like to help fewer people but have unmatched impact on their lives?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? How would your friends describe you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How does what you learned from studying public health in Mexico apply to our healthcare system in the United States?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think that the character Denzel Washington played in "John Q" was right in what he did? Why or why not?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I prepared a lot less for this interview than for others. I just reread the catalogs and look at my own applications the night before. Pulled out my "standard list of questions" for all schools and added some additional "Pitt only questions" for interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How happy and interested the students were and how new the medical facilities were--the anatomy lab is so nice =). I also liked how the curriculum is structured." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pittsburgh wasn't as beautiful as the Admissions Office had made it out to be in the catalogs. The price of tuition is also really steep and the Office of Financial Aid doesn't bargain." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My faculty interviewer was a new faculty member to Pitt. He had actually been there for four months, so he couldn't answer most of my questions. It would have been nice to have a couple more general, broader questions about the medical school experience available to show my interest." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Mostly positive, I do wish I had asked for a second faculty interview just to get someone who was a little more experienced and who could compare me with other applicants, but no big complaints." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/12/2003

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