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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

3

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 medicine? What was the origin of your interest?" Report Response

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

"What extracurricular activities do you engage in. " Report Response

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

"What were some clinical activities." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Just your typical interview questions - Why medicine? Start from the beginning of when you knew you wanted to go into medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"NA" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read my application, secondary, read the big book" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was extremely friendly (except for one of my interviewers) and the school definately seems to cater and care about its students. The facilities are amazing!!!! The Assistant Dean is super friendly!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers (but he seems to be the exception rather than the norm) - he had a very dry personality." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Its easier to take the bus/shuttle from your student host's house than to drive there because of the $18 price of parking (forget exact amt but it was outrageous)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviews were with a student, the dean and a faculty member. The student interview lasted over an hour where we basically had a conversation about my life and the origins of and path I took to enter medicine. Its like one of those conversations you have with someone at a cafe that you just happen to strike conversation with. The Dean interview was about 15 minutes - its an informal meeting where she wants to find out about your interests of the school and how your day went. I'll just stay mum about my faculty interview because I dont think it was an ideal one - he asked me some questions, I answered, he jotted - you know what I mean? :) There was no stress interview and no ethical questions at all. All interviewers did not have access to any of my application except the faculty member who had my ps and thats was it." 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?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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