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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"What kind of training do you have to have to be a massage therapist. (my profession)" Report Response

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

"How does your family feel about moving and you going to med school?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How does your family feel about you going to med school. (I have a husband and a child)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you sure you want to go to med school? (because I am a non-traditional student, and have had a break in my education, plus a few gray hairs)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, mock interviews, read books on socialized medicine - pros and cons" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The wiser center, my student hosts, the assistant director of admissions was a jolt of positive energy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"First it was cold (28), the tour was long, and rushed, with a staff member instead of a student, the discussion about their curriculum was only 20 minutes, and their was no presentation or information given about financial aid, or cost of tutition." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That their policy for over 30 students is changing in terms of financial aid. It used to be that if you were over 30, you did not have to provide parent's financial aid info, but now you do." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both interviews were very conversational, no tough questions really. The student interviewer wasn't that great. After he asked me the obligatory questions (why medicine, why Pitt, shadowing experience, extracurriculars) he didn't know what else to ask me, so I had to lead the conversation a bit. Didn't seem very interested really in getting to know me, just read the questions off his sheet, and took notes. The faculty interviewer was great, and again, it was conversational. I did feel like I had to sell myself to him, because I am an older student, and he asked me a lot of questions about whether I was up for the task, being older and having a family. He also pushed research a lot (he had a phd), but overall was very pleasant. All in all, it was a great first interview, and gives me something to compare the next ones to." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

pit

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?

12/04/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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