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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"By student: in an informal, conversational way: why medicine, why pitt...I asked her a lot of questions about her work in community outreach." Report Response

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

"By Faculty: A little more formal but still really enjoyable. He was extremely nice and basically wanted to get to know me. I could tell that he had read my PS really well. Questions: Why Pitt, Why Medicine, he wanted to know a lot about my two years of work after graduating (I am a nontrad) and about how it was like to have a physician dad." Report Response

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

"By Admission's person: how has your day gone? How have you liked the school, city? How many more interviews do you have and where? To which other schools have you applied to? And some informal chit chat about the steelers." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite cartoon?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Reviewed primary and secondary applications, Person to person brochure, school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people (students, faculty and other staff) are incredibly nice" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pittsburgh is a different kind of city but I think I could get used to living there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing...I researched a lot of things about the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview and it was GREAT! The people were really nice and the school seems to have sooo many opportunities for research and clinical experience. I knew a lot about the school and why I would come and I think that made the interviews really stress free. They were mainly conversations and my interviewers were extremely nice." 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?

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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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