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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?

4 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?

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)?

"Student: What do you like to do for fun, What do you feel about clinical research, Do you think doctors should do research. Remember, Pitt is a research school. Even if you haven't done any before, you may be asked about it. They don't expect you to sit in a lab all day, you can go out and do research in the community also. " Report Response

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

"Faculty: Why are you here, Do you always wear black to an interview, What kind of volunteer experiences have you had, Where did you get your motivation for becoming a doctor, How do you feel about euthanasia/stem cell research" Report Response

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

"Dean: How do you like Pittsburgh, What have you done around the city. You should probably drive around the day before if you have time. There are a lot of nice neighborhoods around the school. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you always wear black to an interview? (actually, I was wearing black and blue, so it was kind of funny)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why are you here? (it kind of caught me off guard, especially since it was my first question)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Pitt's person to person brochure, school's website, USA today" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are great. The WISER center is amazing. Also, you're only taught one major science class at a time. That's really nice. A lot of schools will teach you Anatomy and Physiology at the same time, but not at Pitt" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was really, really long, and I felt like we didn't see much. We were just walking through hallways. The tour guide didn't seem very enthusiastic. Also, it was a big interview group, so we always had to take 2 elevators, and we used the elevators A LOT" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There are a lot of different summer opportunites at Pitt. Also, you don't have to do standard research, i.e, in a lab. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a really good interview experience. Everyone was really nice, and really seemed to want to get to know me as a person. The tour was very long, and we didn't see much. We had lunch with a couple of 3rd years. One of them was kind of odd, and kept talking about what he didn't like about the school/medicine/possibly becoming a doctor. The others were more helpful. My interviews went well. It's nice that the student interview is first, because it helps you get out your nervous energy. My faculty interviewer was nice. However, he did ask me the ''stress'' questions, such as ''how do you feel about euthanasia'' and ''do you think the government should fund stem cell research.'' I guess he thought I was comfortable enough to answer those. Originally he said I didn't have to, but since I answered one, he just kept asking. The interview with the dean is also nice. She just wanted to get to know me, and make sure I had a nice day. Nothing stressful" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

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?

2-3 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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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