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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?

1 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?

Closed file

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

"strengths (one of the questions on the "suggested?" list)" Report Response

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

"describe your family (this is the one question that started my conversation with the admissions committee person." Report Response

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

"what do you like besides medicine. (very open ended..) I started by replying I thought law was interesting and i've always wanted to audit a law class.. but then he kinda rephased his question and said "What do you like to do for fun." =p" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing crazy. everything based on the conversation at hand" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"...well what do you think is preventing major change in the health care area today? (I was talking about problems with managed care and the lack of health insurance and how I'd like to change it if I was given the chance)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, pitt brochure" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"students are very happy" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the city. tour of the school wasn't impressive either. didn't get to see the hospitals. cafeteria sux" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"my interview day's schedule ended at 2. If i had known that, I would've gotten an earlier bus ride out of pitt, or gotten a later bus and planned to do something in the city. If you're not flying, maybe call a couple days ahead and plan your bus/car trip accordingly." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As described in all previous postings, the interviews were VERY conversational. You have 3 interviews; one with a student, one with a faculty member (both scheduled for 1 hr), and a short 15 min with someone on the admissions committee. The student had a list of questions which I think he was supposed to ask and fill out on a sheet, but we never got around to em becuase we were just talking about all sorts of things in a conversational way. I guess the list of Q's is a suggested list for non-talkers? (either that or I failed the interview in the fist 5 minutes and he decided not to waste his time in answering the Q's!) The faculty interview was very conversational as well and they don't do anything to rattle you or ask any hard questions at all. I was only asked like 3 questions out of the blue, and the rest of them were little questions that were based on the conversation." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2002

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