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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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)?

"Why Pitt?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What is one challenge you see affecting healthcare right now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would your friends describe you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your greatest weakness? (Ouch, hate that question)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed school specific thread." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Wonderful faculty interviewer. Strong support for research ventures. Very livable, friendly city." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Student tour guide and student interviewer seemed kind of lethargic. Maybe I caught them at a bad time?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Student interviewer kind of gave up asking questions midway during interview and (I guess) expected me just to ask him questions for the remainder. Also that they wait list 90%+ of their interviewees. ):" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A solid school. Pittsburgh may be too small for my taste, but it would be hard to turn down their research program." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/8/2014

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They did everything quite efficiently and smoothly! Probably the most informative finaid presentation to date out of my interviews." Report Response

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