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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

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"What do your parents do?" Report Response

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

"What's wrong with health care in the U.S.?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing special." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No tough questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through Pitt's website and brochure, did some thinking about what I wanted to convey, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly. Curriculum seems well thought-out." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Seriously, nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There's no need to be nervous." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was my first interview and I was worried that I would mess it up because of nervousness, but it was really no big deal. I was ready for the obvious topics of discussion (Why do I want to be a doctor? What's wrong with health care in this country? Talk about research, etc.) and there were no curve ball questions at all. My student interview was with a very laid-back girl. We had a very casual conversation about med school and life and she barely asked me any official questions. My faculty interviewer was a little more serious, but she warmed up after a while and we had a good chat. The final interview with one of the deans was more of a wrap-up and she was incredibly friendly. Overall, I liked Pitt a lot and if they had rolling admissions and accepted me tomorrow I would probably withdraw my other applications and go. In general, as long as you are comfortable explaining why you want to go into medicine and are a sociable person, there is nothing to fear in this interview! In fact, it was sort of fun." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/13/2004

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