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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?

9 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)?

"What do you like about Pittsburgh?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" 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?

"All pretty stock questions, nothing special." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Again, all the questions you prepared for, ''Why Pitt?'', ''Why Medicine?'', ''What do you do for fun?''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read Person to Person 2x and quick facts (from the website...there is lots of good stuff in this), also read several health care books and went over common questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people. Everyone was very nice and enthusiastic about the school. The medical students seemed very happy. The WISER center was pretty amazing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pittsburgh isn't the greatest place in the world, but it isn't bad either. It is very different than what I am used to." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Downtown Pittsburgh isn't really the place to go at night." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very pleased with the whole day. The day starts with a tour which is kind of long and a little boring, although this may be because it is so early. You then meet with a couple of students for lunch where you can ask them anything. If you are nervous this is a great way to get rid of some anxiety. Next you have your student interviewer. This is super relaxed...at least it was for me. They have to ask you certain things, just the stock questions like why medicine, but it was a very very conversational interview. Next you have your faculty interview. For me this was also very informal, and again nothing hard. Just the stock questions that everyone prepares a head of time." 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?

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?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/25/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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