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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Pittsburgh
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"What do you think makes a good doctor? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I wasn't asked anything remotely interesting. Just the same old questions" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you like the city? (a question only the most skillful of liers could answer positively)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Drank, did work, read UPitt's "person-to-person" magazine" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The associate dean of admissions was the most jovial, light-hearted, easy-to-talk-to person I have met so far in the interview process. Simulation lab was very interesting. The usually painful financial aid talk wasn't so bad." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Many, many things. All the literature they give you about the school sounds like it was written by some cheesy marketing firm. Overall the school comes across like it is trying to hard to relate to it's students. Too much emphasis on how doctors must fit into the pittsburgh model: very empathetic, team oriented, etc. Overall, just seemed very pedantic. Student interviewer idea might work better if they had 4th years interview instead of 1st and 2nd years. Faculty interviewer came in 20 minutes late and seemed exhausted the whole time we talked. The tour is really long and after you leave the simulation lab, everything else you see is standard hospital stuff. Very boring." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How new-agey the school thinks it is. That you should be prepared to lead the conversations in your interviews." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the day is way too packed. You see more of the hospital than you probably will in your first two years at the school. Student interviews you first and then a faculty member. Also, there is a hill leading up to the medical school, but it is not the behemoth other people have described. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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