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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Pittsburgh
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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)?

"How do you deal with frustrating people/situations? What are you looking for in a school? " Report Response

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

"What have you been doing since graduation? Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? What would you choose as an alternative career? What if you don't get into medical school, that is, how bad do you want it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the last CD you bought?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think of the fact that doctors who are on payroll with the cholesterol drug companies are also the ones that recommeded that the acceptable cholesterol levels be lowered from 200 to 190?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over the opportunities/curriculum at Pitt, reviewed practice questions, prayed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Both of my interviewers were great - easy to talk to and great conversation." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My student host studied ALL WEEKEND and made hardly no effort to talk about the school, people or city (my interview was a Monday and I flew in and stayed with a host the preceeding Sat. & Sun.) Thank goodness I have a friend living in Pittsburgh who rescued me and showed me around all weekend! My second interviewer didn't even know he was scheduled to interview me - disorganization on the staff's part- (but improvised well), and there weren't that many opportunities to meet students throughout the day (tours were by staff)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They have a really cool simulation facility." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were 10 applicants: a short intro and long tour by admissions secretary, curriculum discussion (not long enough), lunch w/ a few students, interviews (one staff/one student). An OK experience all in all. I was definately much more excited about the school before my visit than I am now." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2004

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