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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?

50 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)?

"Discuss your research project, how independent are you on it...etc." Report Response

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

"Talk about your extra-curricular activities, etc." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to Pitt?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about the most interesting family vacation you had...and all my vacations blurred into one, so I couldn't really remember the most fun one." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will I prevent myself from becoming a "jaded" doctor...and when I explained, he said, "I'll come back in ten years and see how jaded you are!"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my AMCAS application and secondary essays, read feedback on studentdoctor.net" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was EXTREMELY friendly--the faculty, the administration, the current students, and the other applicants. The interviews were really low-stress and the interviewers were easy to talk to." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Seeing a cadaver, who was literally chopped into pieces as well as being dissected and reeking of formaldehyde, right before lunch...ew!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would be doing a brief interview with the Dean of the school, who had read my entire AMCAS and supplementary applications." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both interviewers were extremely nice, friendly, and easy to talk to--the whole day was very low key...they are not out to stress you, they just want to meet you and talk to you." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/09/2002

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