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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?

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)?

"What are some of your strengths?" Report Response

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

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

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

"How well do you like working in groups, and what role do you like to play?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you feel working for someone less qualified than yourself?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult. This site helped me prepare well." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read website, brochure, and SDN interview feedback. Practiced questions with my wife. Found other interview tips at various websites." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very open and positive environment. Even met some second years at Starbucks who were not involved with the interview process, and they had many good things to say about the school. Their patient simulation facility was pretty amazing - you get to practice many critical skills as a med student that would be hard to come by in a clinical setting. Pitt is a beautiful city too, and most of the medical facilities are connected. With so many medical centers and only one medical school, Pitt offers many more opportunities involving students than most other schools!!! Two thumbs up." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cost - it's an expensive school. But that's what student loans are for, right? I personally think they're worth the money for the reasons mentioned above. My student interviewer seemed to have been pulled from class a minute before the interview. He didn't seem to want to be there, nor did he take any notes (was a little worried about that). My faculty interview was amazing though - best ever! Hope that makes up for the student one." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I drove, but for those flying there is a shuttle that costs like $3 or so - look into it - it's a lot less than a cab ride!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I had a wonderful experience interviewing at Pitt. It was my first interview, so I was a bit stressed out. Luckily, we took the tour first which helped me loosen up and get comfortable. Interviewed with fourteen other students, all of whom were very friendly and interesting to talk to. The facilities at Pitt are REALLY impressive - as mentioned in another feedback. The student interview was a bit disappointing, while the faculty interview was incredible! At the end of the day, you interview with one of the deans for admission for about fifteen minutes. All the interviews were low stress, and were more of a conversation than a grill session. I felt they really tried to get to know me as a person, and were willing to share who they were and where they came from too. Pitt is at the top of my list - but we have to wait until March to find out if we got in... " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2004

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