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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?

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)?

"Student: What superpower would you want? Why medicine? Why Pitt? What do you do for fun? Tell me about your extra curricular activities. " Report Response

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

"Faculty: How did you know you wanted to practice medicine? A bunch of questions specific to my personal statment? What do you do for fun? Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

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

"Admissions rep: How was your day? Do you have any questions for me? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could have any super power which one would you have?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Having volunteered in a hospice, how do you deal with bonding with patients and then seeing those same patiends pass away?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my personal statement, my secondary application, and the UPitt website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pittsburgh is a good blend of urban and small town. Everyone was very friendly, the students seemed very happy to be at Pitt, and the WISER center is great. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I reserved a cab the night before. The next morning I was informed that my order was placed but that none of the cabs were responding to it. The hills are not a bad thing, honestly it's not that bad. However, if you drive in I would get there before the sun sets. The roads in Pitt are hilly (read as 45-60 degree inclines) and it may be frustrating if you are not used to driving there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Apparently people move to Pittsburgh but nobody ever wants to move out...ever. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrived at Scaife hall at 8:30 and mingled with the other applicants. There were 13 of us in total. Then we introduced ourselves and met the Asst. Dean of Admissions and some of the people in the admissions office. Guided tour around campus followed by a 30 min talk with someone from admissions. Then an hour lunch in the cafeteria with some M4s. Lunch is followed by a student interview, a faculty interview, and then a 15 minute interview with someone from admissions. The students only know your name, city, and undergrad school. The faculty member has your amcas personal statement. The admissions person has your full amcas. Overall the interviews were very conversational and laid back." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Shady Side

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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