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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?

6 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?

45 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?

Closed file

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

"Why do you wish to pursue medicine? (all three interviewers asked me this)" Report Response

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

"What experiences have you had that confirm your desire to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Questions about how I feel working in small groups and how I feel presenting information to large groups of people." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What setting do you see yourself practicing in? What is your favorite cartoon?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What experiences have you had working in small-group settings? What do you think are the pros and cons of working in a small group of peers? Why do you think working with small groups will help you learn?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to fourth-year student, re-read AMCAS and secondary essays, " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The resources and facilities available to the students are amazing. Seven hospitals in the area that attract patients from all over the nation and international patients. The simulated patients are incredible. Practically all the students I met were extremely happy where they were." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. The only bad thing I heard about Pitt was that the administration was a bit disorganized." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing; I wasn't there long." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole experience was really good. Although the number one complaint I've heard from interviewees is that the day is really long, I didn't have a problem with it, even if I did have to wake up at 6:30. The tour was thorough. The curriculum overview was very straight-forward and informative. No nonsense or fluff. I had three 30 min-1 hour interviews and a 15 min. interview with Dr. Curtiss. " 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 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Omni William Penn, booked through Hotwire

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/20/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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