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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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why Pittsburgh?" Report Response

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

"Why are you pursuing medicine at your age? (They're very big on non-traditionals)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your volunteering at the homeless shelter. (Like I said, straight-forward questions)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think you'll be able to "have a life" during medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. They were very straight forward and were mainly from my app & AMCAS" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School website, SDN, reviewed all my apps (to prepare for any interview ?'s) and reviewed AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are phenomenal. The students were enthusiastic, the staff impressive. This school is doing a lot of things right." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Wasn't that fascinated with Pittsburgh." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview ended in early afternoon. Could've caught an earlier flight out." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Low stress, even though it was my first interview and I had flown halfway across the country to be there. Everyone was very professional and courteous. One student interview (she talked mainly about herself, so it was easy), a brief meeting with Dr. Curtiss in Admissions, then a faculty meeting. I've read complaints that the tour is too long -- it's thorough, but I had other tours that didn't show anything, so I was happy with this one. Great school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn (near school)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/01/2004

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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