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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

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)?

"Why med school?" 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)?

"Any early thoughts on specialties and are you open to changing?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were so happy serving in the military, why are you wanting to get out to go to med school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you really sure you want to do this, given your age and current career?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read website, AMCAS, reviewed applications, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"WISER center is amazing, the apartments where most MS1 students live is nice with a great location" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tour was poor, lecture halls were old, anatomy lab seemed ancient" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My faculty interview was WAY on the other side of the undergrad campus. I wish they had given me better directions and more time to get there. I was almost late." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall my experience was great. I stayed with a student (in the fantastic apartments near the med school) and got to hang out with him and his friends. The campus is near Carnegie Mellon and is in a great part of Pittsburgh. The tour was given by a member of the admin staff and was pretty lame. The staff at the WISER center, however, was amazing. After lunch, there were three interviews. The first one was with an MS1 student who seemed distracted and disinterested. Then, I had to literally run all the way across the undergrad campus for my faculty interview, but that went really well. I then had to go back to the med school and wait 30 minutes past my appointment time for an interview with the diversity office. That guy was really, really cool and seemed geniunely interested in getting to know me. The bus to the airport is right out front and only costs $2.25, so that is nice. Overall it was a good day and the opportunities for early experience and so forth seem great. An MS1 student told me that he had already scrubbed in on 6 neurosurgeries." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/16/2007

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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"If possible, have a medical student give the facility tour." Report Response

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