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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

Closed file

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

"Standard student questions: Why medicine? Why Pittsburgh? What are you looking for in a medical school? What are your interests outside school? " Report Response

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

"Faculty questions: What books have you read recently? What are some of your hobbies? Tell me about this activity." Report Response

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

"Admissions officer: What are you looking for in a medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the most creative thing you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What kind of role do you play on a team and what kind of people do you prefer on a team?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed SDN feedback, school website, and AMCAS application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The day was well organized. I got to meet a lot of students who were very friendly and informative. The school is very impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school seems obsessed with their rankings. My only problem with the interview day was having to search for my faculty interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The SDN feedback was more useful than I thought it would be..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day begins with a long 2 hour tour of the school and UPMC hospitals followed by an hour presentation on the curriculum. After the presentation, you have lunch with a group of 3rd and 4th year students. Following lunch, you have an hour-long interview with a 1st year student who only knows your hometown and college (the student has a list of questions). Then, you have a hour-long interview with a faculty member who has been provided your AMCAS personal statement. Finally, you have a 15 minute wrapup interview with a member of the Admissions Committee who answers any final questions and gauges your interest in the school." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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