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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"In closed-file interview (with student) I was asked about clinical experiences, what I do in my free time, etc." Report Response

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

"In the open-file interview (with faculty) - what are your interests outside of school?" Report Response

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

"In the open-file interview (with faculty) - where do you see yourself in 20 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was talking about what I do in my free time and I mentioned I watch Netflix occasionally (of course, alongside building orphanages and helping old ladies cross the road), and my faculty interviewer asked me what my favorite TV shows were and why." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So you want to work with the underserved. How do you justify going $200K in debt, then working for people who won't pay you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the MSAR, SDN interview feedback, and website for Pitt. They have a really informative fact book online that was helpful." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum is cool - you can really tailor it to your interests with mini-electives, areas of concentration, etc. The UPMC hospitals seemed fantastic. All the faculty I met were really outstanding and seemed to love teaching and working with med students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My only complaint is that it was tough to carry on conversations with some of the students I met, which is not at all a problem I had at other interviews. Granted, it could have been me - maybe we just didn't click. And I'm sure these experiences aren't representative of the Pitt students as a whole." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"These are NOT stress interviews. They're super chill. The student interviewer only gets your name, undergrad, and hometown. The faculty interviewer gets your whole file except your GPA/MCAT. They both just seemed like they wanted to get to know me...no ethical questions, traps, etc. I've also heard that they waitlist 75-90% of their applicants, although one current student told me she got in off the waitlist." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a great school. Would go if I get in!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 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?

"None" Report Response

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