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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

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)?

"what do you see yourself doing in 10-15 years? (ie. how to mesh research and medicine)" Report Response

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

"what do you do to maintain balance?" Report Response

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

"summarize yourself as an applicant" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I got asked about what I see myself doing in 10-15 years a lot. But, the most interesting question was the student interviewer who asked me what thing from my application I would like him to emphasize to the admissions committee. I thought that was really cool of him." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"one prof pointed out my lack in clinical experience and i had to recover from that one with other community service things that i had done" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read pitt admissions materials, do mock interview, read over my essays, read about the research of the profs i was meeting (for md/phd part)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the student and faculty member that i met with for the md portion were so amazing and encouraging. i really like the area of pittsburgh." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"i think that there are other schools that have more cellular/molecular neurobiology research going on... i didn't find anyone who specifically matches my research interests" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"well, i knew this, but totally bring tennis shoes for the tour. the admissions person even told us we could change shoes at the start of the tour. i would have died in my heels." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"amazing! other than the one guy who grilled me a little about my clinical experience, everyone was so friendly and encouraging. definitely fun and low-stress." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

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?

11/02/2006

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

6 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?

7 out of 10

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