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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Pittsburgh
Overall Experience

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?

60+ 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)?

"My first interview was a student interview and she asked your basic questions (why medicine, etc.) My second was a faculty interviewer (who was awesome by the way) and that was a convo. The third is w/ a person from the admissions staff. this one's like 20 minutes and it seemed extremely laid back. No difficult questions. Just what my future plans are, etc... " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing out of the ordinary..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My interview was more just a conversation... we talked about whatever came up" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reading over my app, current events, reading their brochure/pamphlet" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how nice the students and staff all are, WISER!, the amount of research and the number of opportunities to do stuff, paula davis on the admissions staff (she's awesome!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"how hard they tried to sell the school- i mean yeah, pittsburgh's not exactly the coolest city out there but the dvd they played for us was a bit over the top... when they were showing us the skyline of pittsburgh with the rising music, i remember thinking it didn't really look like what i had seen driving through to get to the school...! " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"there's a lot of research that goes on here; it's in the NIH top ten and it's been there for some time now... the hill's not as bad as people make it out to be but it's still not fun to walk up and down, especially if you're wearing heels" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great time. I went in thinking, ''Eh Pittsburgh'' and I came out saying, ''Ooh Pittsburgh.'' Great school, awesome people. " 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?

8 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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

7 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?

7 out of 10

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