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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Pittsburgh
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

2

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)?

"Why Medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Pitt?" Report Response

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

"Why your particular major?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What books do you read?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read school's viewbook, thoroughly read website, Dean's yearly state of university address was very helpful to see where the university is and where it is going." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Faculty seemed very friendly and open, students seemed genuinely happy, large medical center with a lot of options (especially for research)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Area around campus was not great. Most students live either directly on campus or few miles away. Pittsburgh is not a tier I (or even tier II) city. Also, the facilities appear to be a little old and run down--classrooms are oldish looking for such a well funded program" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very laidback. Begins with tour and lunch. Followed by student interview and faculty interview. Finally meet briefly with dean or assistant dean of admissions. Low stress, conversational interview. No other fellow interviewee appeared to have a difficult 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?

6 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?

$101-$200

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?

Marriott Residence Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/08/2007

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

6 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?

6 out of 10

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