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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?

9 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 are you interested in a career in medicine? Why Pitt? What do you think about the US Health Care System compared with that of other countries? Tell me your thoughts on the role of physicians in preventive health and research." Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. What area of medicine are you interested in pursuing? What do you think of Pittsburgh? Is there anything I can tell you about the city or the school?" Report Response

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

"Where are you in the application process? How many interviews have you had / do you have scheduled? What do you think about the application process? How do you feel about the interview day at Pitt? Are there any questions that you have for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me your thoughts on the role of physicians in preventive health and research." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think about the US Health Care System compared with that of other countries?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read through my AMCAS and supplementary applications, the school website, Pitt's " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parking availability and having to sprint to my second interview that was in another building, approximately one mile away." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"All of the interviewees met in the Office of Admissions by 8:00 am. After a short orientation, one of the admissions staff members led a tour of the facilities which included the Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER) facility, the library, lecture rooms, and PBL rooms. We then attended a couple of briefs on the admissions process and the curriculum. Lunch was provided at the UPMC Presby hospital cafeteria, where we were joined by some medical students who answered any questions we had. The afternoon was filled with three interviews. The first was a 45 minute, closed file interview with a second year medical student (MS2). The second was a 45 - 60 minute, closed file (AMCAS personal statement provided) interview with a faculty member. The final interview was a 15 minute, open file interview with one of the assistant deans. For most people, the interview day ended at 3:00 - 3:30 pm. " 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?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Residence Inn in Oakland

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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