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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

3

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)?

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

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

"What do you think you would be the most difficult part of medical school for you?" Report Response

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

"Tell me more about [this event in your essay]. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are the major issues facing medical care today and what solution would you advocate?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No question was especially difficult, but the interviews clearly wanted to know who I was and what had driven my desire to become a physician." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed all the material I could find on the school and thought about questions I might ask the interviewers. I also looked over lists of standard interview questions and thought briefly about how I might answer them." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pitt has an incredible simulation lab with more mannequins than any other institution in the country. Pitt has a huge, modern medical center comprising many different hospitals. Most importantly though, everybody at the school was extremely friendly and helpful. They stress their focus on treating students well and respecting them as real people--my visit certainly confirmed this." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing struck me negatively. I'm really positive on this school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I already knew a great deal about the place, so I didn't feel like I was missing any critical information." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pitt is a great school. I think the place should be ranked more highly, but the fact is that the top 20 schools are all great, depending on one's individual preferences." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Residence Inn--Pittsburgh/Oakland

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/24/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

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