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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?

3 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why pitt?" Report Response

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

"Talk about your research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the biggest challenge you will face as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really, all pretty standard." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read AMCAS app, looked up a lot of information about Pittsburgh so i could justify why I would like to live there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING! Simulation lab is fabulous. Curriculum incorporates a substantial amount of PBL which really appeals to me. Massive hospital system all located within a couple of miles. Students seem happy and, well, quite normal. Other applicants were also incredibly friendly and pretty cool. I am in love with pitt." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviews were rather fast paced. You go to studnet then faculty than admissions officer one after another. I had no time to relax or even get a drink! By the end of the 2.5 hours, I was pretty worn out." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't realize the medical school doesn't have its own building, it is actually located in a building that is part of and connected to all of the hospitals. You literally walk through the hospitals to get to the admissions office and throughout the whole tour. Definitely not the school for someone who is looking for a campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"8am weclome, then two hour tour, with a lot of time spent in awesome simulation lab. Financial aid and curriculum talks are pretty standard, then lunch with the studnets, which is quite informative. Three interviews: hour with student, hour with staff, 10-15 with admissions officer. None of them have your grades/MCATs. the interviews are very focused on getting to know you as a person and your goals/motivations. Really know yourself, your desires, and why you applied to pitt. you will be asked the same questions by all three interviewers." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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