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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?

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?

Open file

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

"How did you become interested in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"How do you manage stress?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Pretty standard questions, nothing difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application, read studentdoctor.net feedback, looked at the website, read the literature they had sent me." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING. Pittsburgh is dedicated to always improving, and the facilities are amazing. WISER is incredible, and there are so many hospitals that med students have access to, right next to the medical school. This was the first school I've gone to where they took us into the anatomy lab while they were dissecting, which was an eye-opening experience. I thought I might get grossed out, but instead I was fascinated!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The Dean of Admissions or his assistant meets with you for 15 minutes to answer any questions. He was pretty abrasive during mine, basically pooh-poohing my questions. It made me feel pretty uncomfortable and not confident about the rest of my interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First, you interview with a student, which was actually a lot of fun. We started off with the usual questions, then we just had a random conversation for a half hour and ended it because I had to leave for another interview. The Dean of Admissions meets with you for 15 minutes. Be prepared for him to ask you where else you're applying, and to have comments on your answer! Next, I interviewed with a faculty member for a little under an hour. Again, we started with typical questions and then just had an interesting conversation about her research, current events, etc. These interviews are very low stress--enjoy them!" 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?

$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?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/30/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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