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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

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

"Question basically pertaining to my personal statement." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What kind of sandwich do you like? Kind of random. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think you'll fit in here?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, brochures, interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"What didn't? I thought the facilities were superb, from the WISER center to the fact almost all of Oakland is owned and operated by UPMC. Excellent clinical opportunities, and superior career potential for any type of specialty. The students were genuinely happy, honest and forthcoming about how great their school was. I came to Pitt wondering if I would a good fit for the curriculum, which was my main concern, and I walked away feeling like I fully understood how they're organized. The day was long, but necessary given the fact that they want you really check you out and get to know you. I also thought Pittsburgh is a beautiful little town. Very family oriented, so if you're single, good luck in trying to meet somebody." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing except that darn HILL!!! Up, down, up, down, up, down. I'm sore from having to go back and forth in between interviewing and touring, but if I end up going there, I'll be getting a righteous workout, for sure." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing about the school, but I should have insisted on having a NONsmoking room at the hotel in which I stayed. Oh, and I wasn't aware that Allegheny County has the 2nd oldest population in the country. I guess it would behoove one to do an elective on geriatrics if they up going here." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Excellent experience; exhausting day, but I had the opportunity to see almost everything I needed to see to get a vibe about the school. The facilities are excellent, and the anatomy lab is well-ventilated. Interviews were later in the day, after having the tour and lunch with the 3rd year medical students, so I was pretty beat by the time it my turn to interview. " 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Wyndam Garden

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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