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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

4

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)?

"Student: very laid back. What do you like to do for fun? What kind of clubs were you involved in at school? " Report Response

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

"Dean: Why Pitt? Where else have you applied? How do you like Pittsburgh? If you have the opportunity, drive around the day before. That way you have something to talk about. I went to the Waterfront, a shopping area with lots of restaruants. Everyone knows about it, so it's really easy to talk about it. The dean, like everyone else, is really nice. " Report Response

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

"Faculty: Why did you include x in your personal statement? How do you feel about Academic medicine? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's your favorite movie, book, cartoon?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you feel about academic medicine? (Research, basically) Even if you haven't done any research you will have to do some clinical research while at Pitt. Just keep that in mind. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Pitt website, USA Today, mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very nice. The WISER center, which is their simulation lab, was AMAZING. The students were really nice and helpful, even if the ones that weren't part of the tour. One student offered to walk me to my interview site. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly, nothing. The only thing I can come up with is it's cold & there are a lot of hills. But honestly, those weren't big deals. WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. The new things that I learned, such as the WISER center & various clinics, just made me even more excited about the school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Ok, so normally you would have 3 interviews: One with a student (45-60min), one with a faculty member (45-60min), and one with the dean of admissions (10-15min). My 4th was with the director for Minority Affairs (20-30min). So, if you're not a minority, you don't have to worry. Everyone was very nice & they really just wanted to get to know me as a person. They didn't even mention grades or test scores. Make sure you have questions for them also. And specific ones for each person. They really want you to ask questions. " 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

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 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?

02/15/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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