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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What sort of extracurricular activities are you involved in? (required)" Report Response

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

"What is your favorite book? (required)" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths? (required)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know who Job is? - I think she just wanted to know how well read I am." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could have any two books you wanted for eternity, what would they be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Had a mock interview with professors, looked at studentdoctor.net, read the Pitt brochure, and read "Sweaty Palms, the Neglected Art of Being Interviewed". I hightly recommend this book!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The city is full of character and the people are extremely friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was no talk about financial aid. I thought there would atleast be a little bit of info." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring gloves...it's freezing! Make sure you bring a shoulder bag or something because you will get A TON of papers." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really enjoyed myself in Pittsburgh. From the moment I arrived until the moment I left I felt welcome and comfortable. I stayed at the Shadyside Inn which is increadibly cheap and really, really nice. It's also close to the "chic" area of town. The interiew was really low key. An extremely friendly woman made the introductions. We then went on a very short tour consisting of the student lounge, the anatomy lab, PBL rooms, and a class room. I'm glad they spared us the tour of the hospital...you've seen one you've seen them all. Then we listened to a woman talk about the curriculum which was informative. Lunch was with a third year med student and that was cool. He talked to us about time management because he has a wife and child. Then, on to the student interviews. It lasted an hour but he was so easy to talk to we could have easily talked for longer. He had a list of questions that he basically gave to me and asked if there was anything he had forgotten. I thought that was kind of funny. Then on to a short interview with the Director of Admissions. She was so nice and we just chit chatted. The factulty interview was not as easy but followed the same conversational pattern. Most of the questions followed the conversation aside from the few that were directly from the paper, which looked a lot like the one the student had. And then the day was over. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2002

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