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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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" Report Response

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

"Most challenging experience" Report Response

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

"How will you deal with disappointment during your career" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you work in groups?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, MSAR, school publication, studentdoc reviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The WISER center is amazing, and such a cool idea! I also liked that the clinical experience starts at the end of the first year. Visiting the anatomy lab was great. The most important thing for me was that everyone we met on tour and during lunch with the second year students was enthusiastic, relaxed, and at the same time really excited about being a student there. They all seem to like each other and have good things to say about the school and the faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Trying too hard to sell Pittsburgh." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had 3 interviews: second year student (about 60min); faculty (about 45min); and admissions (15 min). They were all extremely relaxed and more like a conversation than an interview. The day is long, but exciting, and I don't know why people on this site complain about walking up hills-there are maybe 2 of them during the tour, and they aren't that horrible. Ladies, make sure you bring a change of shoes, it made all the difference for me because the tour is 1.5hrs long and I normally don't wear heels. Overall, a great experience, awesome school, and I can definitely see myself fitting in here and being happy." 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?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2006

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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