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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?

8 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)?

"Why do you want to practice transplant medicine?" Report Response

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

"Can you handle the weather in PA? (I'm from NC)" Report Response

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

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What good experiences and bad experiences have you had with doctors treating your sister (my sister has a severe chronic disease) and how will this affect the way you practice medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"so why are you here? what other schools that you have applied have problem based learning?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"amcas, upitt person to person, secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"amazing facilities ranked 7th for NIH funding. LOTS of money for students, really nice down to earth students, cstp and pstp program covers full tuition and an extra year of research and/or obtaining a Msc degree" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"my last interviewer didn't seem to enjoy my southern roots. She implied a few times that she didn't think I would come to upitt if i was accepted because i was from the south (nc)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"awesome culture here and a pretty BIG city is actually in Pittsburgh..it really isn't some rundown steel town. It was a great city!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The most extensive tour I have seen yet:) They also have an amazing patient simulation program. with at least 5 robots worth millions of dollars.. the second largest simulation set up other than the army." 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

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?

11/10/2006

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

8 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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