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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?

2

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)?

"Why do you want to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"How do you plan to finance your medical education?" Report Response

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

"What are your biggest strengths?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe your family for me." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your biggest weakness?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read this website, the school's website, and read my AMCAS application thoroughly." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facility is great and the students are very friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school's parking is $3.00 a day, so if you drive a car to school it may get pretty expensive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the place where the interview day starts is on the 11th floor in a room that is very hard to find if you don't know where to go. When you go up the elevators, take a left into the museum (10 feet away), then go through the museum until you reach room. I went took a right initially to the cafeteria." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started with a meeting with faculty, who presented about financial aid, the medical school, and Pittsburgh. We were given bagels and drinks (which was great since most of us had not eaten). There were about nine of us interviewing. We were given a tour by the financial aid director. We had lunch with medical students and then had our interviews in the afternoon. I was interviewed by one student, one physician, and another staff member. These interviews were the best interviews (relaxed, open dialogue, very interested people, friendly) of all the interviews I have had (7 schools, 18 people). The interviewers were sincerely interested in me and wanted to know more about who I am as a person. I learned a lot about the area by asking questions of the interviewers. The students are happy at the medical school. Pittsburgh is a nice city, that is very affordable $80K buys you a house not too far from the school. It has problem based learning integrated into a traditional style of teaching." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2002

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