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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?

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)?

"What is your best character trait?" Report Response

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

"What makes you a well-rounded applicant?" Report Response

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

"How do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who do you think was behind the anthrax attacks last year?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do with your life if you couldn't work in a healthcare profession? (It's hard to pick some other job after detailing your love of the medical field.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading the Pitt brochure, SDN Web site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Medical students that did not seem to be stressed out, down-to-earth faculty, great surgery research" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much student housing nearby, although Pittsburgh housing costs are low." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A good deal of time is spent with the other ~15 interviewing applicants, so be prepared for casual conversations too (in other words ... relax!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A very low-stress, casual interview day. The schedule is full, so be prepared for spending the whole day there. But it's well spent time that goes by fast because of the accommodating, light-hearted admissions staff and faculty." 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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