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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"Tell me about your life. Start at the beginning." Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why University of Pittsburgh?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe how you work in small groups." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the most creative thing you have done recently?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, talking to my student host" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved the school. Pittsburgh is so pretty and all the students seem to be very happy and well adjusted. They all have more going on than just studying." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They tell you to schedule your flight after 6:00pm but pretty much everyone was done around 3:00pm so we just hung out at the airport." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"In the morning is a tour that lasts about two hours. It's not as intense as it sounds though as you're sitting in the WISER center for part of it. They also let you tour the cadaver lab, which has a small museum in the back. It was amazing. After is a talk about the curriculum, then lunch in the cafeteria. My group was joined by two second years. Following lunch is your student interview. This is supposed to be very easy and laid back, they tell you the students just want to make sure you're the type of person they would like to have in their class. My student mostly read down a list of basic questions (Why medicine? Why Pitt? etc). Sometime in the afternoon you will be scheduled for your faculty interview which hopefully will not be too far away because you are responsible for getting yourself there. Mine was in Magee, about as far as possible and scheduled for immediately after my student interview so we had to cut that one short so I wouldn't be late. Faculty interivew is also very laid back. It's mostly just a conversation. After that, you're scheduled to meet with either the dean or an assistant to discuss your experience that day. They don't really ask anything personal. Whole day was enjoyable and fun." 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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/25/2006

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

9 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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