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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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)?

"What is your favotire book? - I really didn't have a favorite so I just talked about the most recent one I read." Report Response

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

"What is your favorite movie? - The lady who asked me these questions said that everyone who comes to the interview is well qualified to go to Pitt but these questions help her to understand if Pitt is a write fit for us." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research internships?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite cartoon?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will you miss about being a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) whenever you become a doctor?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, School Website, UPMC Website, AMCAS application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities and the close proximity of all the hospitals and housing options" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was the only Pittsburgh native applicant on that particular interview day- eveyone else was from out of state" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"About the Clinical Scientist Training Program and all of the other opportunities for research during medical school" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We started at 8 in the morning at the admissions office where they had the usual breakfast items. It was really easy to find, just remember the main entrance is across from the Peterson Event Center. Then we went on a two hour tour of the facilities. It wasn't like a boring museum tour; we had breaks and we spent a lot of time walking (So make sure you bring comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for PGH weather). Then we went to an admissions overview meeting and the lady who gave the talk was very informative and down-to-earth. The curriculum meeting was next which was a little boring and basically self-explainatory for the most part. Then at 11 we had lunch until 12 in the hospital cafeteria and you get a card that's good for $5. Then we ate with a 3rd year medical student who was very helpful. After lunch we went back to the admissions office and the 1st year medical students came in one at a time to get us for our first interview. The girl I had was very nice and also a fellow Pittsburgh native, so we got along great. Then the admissions staff took me over to the medical science tower to meet a molecular biology professor for my 2nd interview. He was really, really nice and we basically just had a friendly conversation. He asked me about my research and my job as a CNA, the medical student before mainly asked about why Pitt and why medicine. Next, this guy actually took me back to the admissions office and then I waited for like 5 mins to meet with the Dean of Admissions. The Dean I met with didn't really ask me any interview type questions, only about my day and told me about the opportunities that Pittsburgh has to offer me. Then we filled out an evaluation form and that was it. It was all over around 2:30. Compared to the other schools I have interviewed at, Pitt was defiently the most prepared and most organized for applicants. " 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/28/2006

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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