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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Why medicine? But really, why medicine? Right, but, why not research/teaching/dentistry/etc.?" Report Response

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

"What would someone have to do to make you confront them about it? How might that go?" Report Response

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

"Why Pitt? What do you mean it has a strong reputation? What does it mean to be a top research/primary-care school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you deal with confrontation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Discuss an experience where you disagreed with an authority." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"WISER is incredible. The city seems to have a lot of culture/activities. Undergraduate campus provides lots of other things to do as well." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lots of class time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How awesome the WISER center is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was rainy, which made it a little gloomy, but the day was fine overall. Began with a tour of the school: by far the best part was the WISER center that teaches all sorts of clinical skills/procedures. The anatomy lab is a little dark and smelly, and the classes/halls are a little old/rustic. After this, nice lunch with a couple students. They seemed to enjoy their time at the school, but weren't very enthusiastic, so it was a little hard to read. Interviews followed. The first one was with a student (relaxed and conversational), and the other with faculty (who was very confrontational, and I think was trying to break fluster me; I was able to keep my cool, and by the end, he was easygoing). Just remember to never get flustered by interviewers (not just at this school, everywhere). Towards the end of the interview we were conversational, but I think he was trying to stress me the first half to see if I could hack it. All in all, the school is pretty nice, but I wasn't struck by lots of people who loved the school. Everyone seemed to be happy with their choice, but not blown away. Still, good school, nice facilities." 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?

7 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

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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