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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?

40 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)?

"See above." Report Response

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

"See above." Report Response

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

"See above." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Student: "What's the craziest thing you've ever done?" Faculty: "How do you think knowledge from your [geriatrics] research could be applied to children?" " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Student: "What was the last favorite book you read?" - I don't know! Too busy filling out med school apps! No, I actually didn't answer it like that. Faculty: "Tell me about little aspect X of your research." (I did the project 3 yrs ago). " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Let's see... 1) Reviewed my application, especially the personal statement since that's all the faculty member gets. 2) Looked over my research 3) Read SDN interview posts (but only the most recent 10. 4) Got a good night's sleep. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. Pitt Med is fantastic. The clincal and research strengths really work well together here to make for an outstanding medical school and hospital system." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Getting stuck in an elevator for an hour with 15 other really high powered applicants but it was an experience." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the elevator would jam for an hour but I don't hold that against the school. That kind of stuff just happens sometimes." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You start with a breakfast of donuts, danish rolls, and coffee. Then you take a really long tour (truncated in our case due to the elevator jam). Then you have the student interview, faculty interview, and a short 15 min interview with one of the admissions Deans. If Pitt Med is your no. 1 choice, that's a good opportunity to let them know of that. Then you are done for the day. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2004

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