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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 was the most interesting question?

"What will you enjoy most about medical school? What do you think the most difficult thing will be about medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your greatest strength? Your greatest weakness?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Hyperventilate." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How utterly impossible it is to fail; the number and proximity of the hospitals." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The Oakland area of Pittsburgh is kind of dingy. The students at Pitt were a mixed bag." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The student interviewer and the faculty interviewer each have a sheet with about six questions they have to answer. I couldn't read it completely (upside-down to me during the interview) but two I picked up on seemed to be "summarize their background" and "comment on the candidate's interpersonal skills," along with the aforementioned interesting and difficult questions. They pretty much just asked you about your background, then asked you a few questions, and then just chatted about whatever was their passing fancy. There's a 15-minute chat with someone in the Admissions department; I chatted with Lisa Wick, the assistant director of admissions, and she was very personable and pretty much just pages through your AMCAS application in front of you and comments on it informally. I felt comfortable asking her any questions I had about how admissions committees would react to various things in my application." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/13/2002

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