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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

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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Explain your research." Report Response

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

"Why Pitt for medical school?" Report Response

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

"How did you become interested in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you adjust to the cold in Pittsburgh since you are from California?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, Pitt website, their viewbook, reviewed my AMCAS and secondaries, other interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pitt seems to have very good clinical affiliations. The area is just a med school surrounded by like a million hospitals, it's the hub of where medicine is practiced in Western PA. It is also research-intensive, lots of opportunities there. Admissions staff were very friendly and the students were too (the few we met). The simulation lab is really amazing - I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pittsburgh seems sort of gloomy and dreary with not much to do. It was gray, raining, and cold on my interview day. Students seem nice, but a bit nerdy. The other applicants...a lot of them were kinda aloof and/or conceited. Not really a fun group of people who I would want to spend 4 years of my life with. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the day would be jam-packed..I went from one interview to the next to the next. And the tour is LOOOOOONG. Too bad for us girls w/ uncomfortable heels! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pitt organized the interview day well. It began with a long tour of the facilities, which I guess is good though. Then an overview of the admissions process and curriculum (in-depth). Then I had one student interview and then a faculty interview, each for an hour. Both were very nice, just trying to get to know me and why I applied to Pitt. You also meet with a member of the admissions committee for like 5-10 minutes just as a wrap-up...I guess to find out how the day went and how interested you are in Pitt! Overall, a good day...too bad the other applicants seemed kinda dry, boring, aloof people. Tends to happen at med school interviews tho!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/2004

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