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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Are you a vegetarian?" Report Response

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

"At what moment did you realize you wanted to become a physician?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about...(some specific experience I mentioned)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what sorts of health policy do you see yourself shaping in the future?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"are you a democrat?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed AAMC app, school website, wrote some key points out in bullet point to remind myself to address them in the interview. got a good night's sleep and took a yoga class the day before the interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"WISER simulation labs, the number and quality of hospitals, the flexibility of fourth year in terms of electives, the friendliness and personability of the med students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"somewhat of a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in pittsburgh" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's a long day- be well-rested, and bring gum or breath mints because interviews aren't until after lunch. Your interview with the admissions committee member is often the last one, and you're wiped out, so remember to pace yourself." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"great first interview, very laid-back and friendly. I learned a lot, and the interview gave me a good idea of how I could fit into the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2006

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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