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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?

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)?

"How did you get here?" Report Response

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

"Are you interested in teaching?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your volunteer work." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing too out of the ordinary: Why Pitt? Why medicine? Describe your volunteer work? Tell me about your research? How did you get here (I'm about 10 years older than most applicants)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you interested in teaching?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read personal statement, SDN feedback was very helpful, Pitt website, managed to meet up with some Pitt faculty" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"WISER center, library has lots of electronic subscriptions, everyone was very friendly and enthusiastic" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The classrooms have no windows, students and faculty seem ambivalent about Pitt's version of PBL - curriculum is very PBL heavy. The admissions tour should have been given by a student, rather than by admissions staff." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Hotel discounts for Pitt Med interviewees" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"8:00 Meet in Admissions 8:15 Tour 10:30 Meet with admissions staff for curriculum overview 11:00 Lunch with 1st year students (take advantage of this!) 12:00 Student interviews 1:00-ish (this varies by faculty schedules) Faculty interview 2:00-ish Admissions interview (easy) The hill was not that bad - I wore shoes because I didn't have anywhere to put a change of sneakers. I was fine. The whole interview was cold. It was about 9 degrees out in the morning and some of the indoor areas of the school were very cold. Don't give up your coat unless you have to! On the whole, I thought it was a good experience - pretty low stress." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Wyndham

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2007

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?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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