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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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)?

"Besides your clinical experience (3 years) what other medical experience have you had? I thought this was an odd question. It seems to me that 3 yrs of nearly full-time clinical experience is fairly significant for a medical school applicant." Report Response

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

"What are you looking for in a medical school? Why Pitt? (Both student and faculty interviewers asked this question.)" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Of the cities around the world in which you've worked, which was your favorite and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some of your strengths? What are some of your weaknesses?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"studentdoctor.net, review interview tips, review ethical issues." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pittsburgh seemed like a hospitable city. The senior admissions staff was very accommodating, my faculty interviewer was very friendly and forthcoming about the school. Its a great medical center." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour guide was drab and disinterested. The weather was a bit cold and wet, but I suppose that's to be expected." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The day is LONG! 8am to 4pm....the buildings were all different temperatures, so I constantly had to put on my coat, take off my coat, put on my suit jacket, take off my suit jacket, and was often sweating like crazy!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A great school with a great reputation...the students, staff, and faculty seemed very friendly." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Quality Inn University Center

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/23/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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