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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

4

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 Pitt Med, why Pittsburgh, etc?" Report Response

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

"Why/How/When Medicine?" Report Response

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

"How have you handled hearing disgruntled physicians complain about their careers?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"One of my Interviewers went off on a tangent for a few minnutes about how much they liked the new show " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Have you met any disgruntled physicians during your shadowing experiences? How did you respond to them? What effect did they have on you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"People-to-People Prospectus, Pitt Med website (including links on Admissions, Special Programs, and Research Opportunities), e-mailed many many current students via the Excel Host-Student chart on the secure prospective student website, and of course good ol' SDN's listed questions - copied and answered all the ones from this year and last!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How nice people really are at Pitt. That may sound like a cheesy thing to say as an impression to some, but seriously - you will see what I mean if/when you come here. Students, faculty, staff - they're such warm-hearted people, and brilliant too. =)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was a little bit cold and drizzly - but that's not a real complaint!!! haha But I actually like the cold. So go figure!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I'd heard students complain about not being able to access lecture slides/lecture audio, and the Admin went out of its way this year to fix those student concerns. New students can now access PPT slides with streaming audio via the web, and Summative Exams have been canceled apparently (Summative =like a semester exam of many modules). So now - individual exams are more important to stay on top of, but you dont make it or break it on ONE single test either." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"*8am = Arrive at Admissions Office *8:15am = tour begins (comfy shoes!) *10:30am = return to Admissions Office *10:40am = Admissions & Curriculum Overview *11am = Lunch w/ 3rd Year Students at Hospital Cafeteria *12pm = Student Interview *1pm = Faculty Interview *2pm = Admissions Interview(s) (this may be 1 or 2 people, depending on whether you see the Minority Affairs Dean in addition to, Beth Piraino -or- Paula Davis) *3pm = The End. =P All of you can relax a little in the sense that Pitt's Interviews are non-confrontational, at least in my experience and that of the other kids I interviewed with that day. Everything is conversational, and discrete questions are plugged into that, almost to prevent soliloquys of any kind. Just be real and be yourself. But come prepared to answer the following questions: 1. Why Pitt? (think P2P big-time!) ; 2. Your Brief Bio ... and so --> Why Medicine? ; 3. Shadowing Experiences ; 4. Extracurriculars & Hobbies ; 5. What you think of Pittsburgh? ; 6. Where else are you interviewing?" 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?

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?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn UPitt

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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