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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?

8 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)?

"Tell me about your family (I know, this isn't a question)" Report Response

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

"Why Pittsburgh?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, reviewed personal statement, practice interview, read up on some current issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone I met at the med school (faculty, staff, and students) were extremely friendly, enthusiastic, and welcoming. The environment was cooperative, not competitive. The Wieser simulation lab was amaaaazing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city isn't the greatest." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It was much less stressful than I had expected (this was my first med school interview)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day began at 8am with a 2 hour tour, followed by an information session with a faculty member and lunch with a few fourth-year med students. After lunch was a one-hour-long interview with a first or second year medical student, followed by a one-hour-long interview with a faculty member and a 15-minute individual session with the Dean of Admissions." 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?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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