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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?

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)?

"What do you do outside of school?" Report Response

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

"When did you decide you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What clinical experience do you have? Community service?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing out of the ordinary" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really difficult...probably the standard "What will be your greatest challenge as a doctor" question" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read Pitt's literature and my application, knew my strengths and weaknesses well" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The medical center encompasses a lot of different hospitals and is a great place for any specialty. Also, the atmosphere of Pittsburgh is really cool, and it's an affordable place to live." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that we have to wait until March to find out if we're in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the curriculum is fairly heavy on PBL." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews were pretty relaxed and low-stress. My student interview (completely closed file) was short because my interviewer had to get to her ambulatory care rotation, but I felt as comfortable as if I were talking to a friend. My faculty interview (closed-file except AMCAS personal essay) was almost an hour long, and we talked about common interests like singing. Then there's a 15-minute open-file meeting with the dean. This was my first interview, so I was a little nervous, but all in all it was a good experience and not very stressful. Overall, Pitt looks like an excellent school in a fun, affordable area to live, and I would be happy to go here." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/22/2003

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