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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?

7 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)?

"The standards: why medicine, why Pitt, etc. Student questions seemed geared toward assessing your realization of the realities of medicine/medical school and your dedication to patient-directed medicine, while the faculty questions were more personal." Report Response

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

"What social needs do you hope to address by practicing medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your childhood and how you got where you are." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me something about yourself that you shouldn't (asked by the student interviewer and technically not part of the evaluation)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed Pitt's materials (Person to Person booklet), and my primary and secondary application essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The atmosphere was generally cooperative, warm, and welcoming. The admissions staff, faculty, and students seemed genuinely interested in us." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"A whirlwind tour of the med school facilities, in my opinion, missed a lot of important and interesting areas. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Despite (or perhaps because of?) their emphasis on patient care, Pitt is a spectacularly successful research institution." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the interviews were quite low-key and conversational. I suspect that genuine interaction is assessed more critically than the actual content of the interview." 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Select

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2006

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

7 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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