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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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?

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)?

"When and why did you decide to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Why are you in grad school?" Report Response

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

"Where else are you interviewing?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing special" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"With all of your clinical experiences, what do you know about and are you prepared for medical school, residency, fellowship?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Brochure, website, SDN feedback, went to Pitt for undergrad so didn't need to prepare about the city" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"WISER simulation center, facilities, general mood and friendliness of students and admissions staff" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"too long of a tour, especially since it didn't show anything useful except during the WISER and library visits" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that you could bring a change of shoes for the tour" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview day was very organized and there wasn't much downtime. This was good because there wasn't too much time to get nervous waiting for interviews, but may be bad if you are not familiar with the school. Book your return ticket for the day after the interview so you can check out some things they just touch on during the tour. They give you all these ideas of places to visit, but no time. The interviews are very low stress for the most part. The student interview happens right after lunch and is always your first interview, which is nice because it calms you down. My stress level was a bit elevated since it was my first interview and I got stuck in traffic from an accident on my way and thought I'd be super late. The interviewers are all laid back and welcoming, though, so no need to be stressed. The student interviewer only know where your from and the faculty has your personal statement, but it seemed like my interviewer may not have read it very carefully, so remember to explain everything, even if you know it's in your personal statement. The questions were pretty standard and several originated from the conversation." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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