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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?

8 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?

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)?

"Where do you see yourself in the future (specialty, research or clinical)?" Report Response

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

"Why Pitt? What attracted you to Pitt? Why would you choose Pitt over other schools?" Report Response

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

"Where are you in the application process and what other schools are you looking at? (This is the first time I was asked about other schools, and I felt like they were really digging for information to see if I would actually choose Pitt)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Pitt brochure, SDN, talked with student host" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"WISER center, students were very open in their opinions, the facilities we saw seemed nice and updated" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the whole day was very rushed, so our curriculum talk was cut short. i wish we could have spent more time with faculty and administration rather than a 2 hour tour with an admissions staff member" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They kill you on parking. It's $18.75 (cash only) for the day, which they don't tell you ahead of time. They do say it's a little cheaper if you take your car out and pull it back in, but that's kind of hard to do during the interview day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews themselves were great. My student interviewer felt compelled to stick with the required questions a little too much, which made for some awkward moments while she decided what to ask next, but overall it was very laid back. My faculty interviewer seemed more interested in talking to me about football and racing than anything else, which worried me for a while because I thought he wasn't going to get to the important stuff. However, he eventually did, but it was still very conversational. The only thing that put me off was when I asked him what set Pitt grads apart from others when seeking residencies, he answered that just seeing Pitt makes the difference. I know it's a good school, but I'm sure it's not take your pick of any residency when you graduate. The last interview was with Lisa Wick, just a short sit down to see if I had any questions. Be prepared, she's extremely hyper, but she's really entertaining. They should definitely incorporate her more into the day. Overall the day was a little long, but bearable. The best part for me was the time I spent with my student hosts. They answered tons of my questions, and I got to go out to dinner with a bunch of other students, so I got an good idea of what they're like. Of course, all medical students are dorks, but it's nice to see bits and pieces of normalcy when possible." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/03/2006

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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