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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?

3 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"When did you decide medicine was for you?" Report Response

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

"How have you tested your interest in medicine? (required)" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths? (suggested)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None too interesting. Questions were fairly standard." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you look for in a medical school? (By no means hard, normally, but I tripped in this part of the conversation)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback, SDN, their person-to-person booklet" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The simulation lab, the students, the library, Oakland" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much was negative." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Pitt doesn't cater much to foreign study." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I thought Pittsburgh was impressive. The days starts early (around 8AM), and though there was supposed to be a 'welcome', we just chatted amongst ourselves before we were called for the tour. One interesting part of the tour was a stop in the anatomy lab where students were dissecting. It was a surprising first experience of anatomy and certainly impressive that they let prospectives in there. The students were very open to questions and excited to show us what they were working on. After the tour was a speech about the curriculum and then lunch with some 1st/2nd years. The interviews were all fairly laid back. The student/faculty interviewers have a paper with reqiured and suggested questions on them and my faculty interviewer even went over questions they were supposed to answer about us (e.g. Does this student demonstrate creativity?). There is also a fifteen minutes meeting with a dean, and though this should be easy, for some reason, mine wasn't despite the other interviews going extremely well. All-in-all Pitt does a good job selling itself despite hosting such a long day. I would love 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?

09/23/2003

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