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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?

1 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?

50 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)?

"Why did you choose to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Pittsburgh?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What animal would you be and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you were in a small group with a very abrasive person? Why would you do this?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my application, read over website. I did a few general mock interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The WISER center was very impressive. Also, the sheer number of hospitals within a close proximity of the medical school was impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The medical school itself seemed a bit old (especially the lecture hall)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The 28x flyer bus goes from the airport to the medical school/nearby hotels. It's cheap ($2.25, bring exact change), but it takes a LONG time. It takes an hour or so for it to go in either direction. Remember to factor that into your travel schedule." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The morning started off with a tour. This was a very extensive tour. Be prepared for about an hour and half to two hours of walking. We had a short presentation and then went off to lunch. After lunch, we had our three interviews. My first was a M2, and it lasted about 45-50 minutes. My second was a faculty member and also lasted about 45-50 minutes. The last was a member of the admissions staff and this lasted about 10-15 minutes. All the interviews were very low-key and conversational. It seemed liked they simply wanted to get to know you." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Wyndham Garden

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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