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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?

7 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why Pitt? I'm from LA." Report Response

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

"Why medicine? (What type of med school interview would it be without that doozy?)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about X. X=insert amcas activity" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was mostly just asked to explain activities on my AMCAS for my faculty interview. The student interview was a simple conversation for 45 minutes." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should Pitt choose me." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the MSAR and mailing. Asked questions of my student host." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"WISER of course. The location of the school. The hospital system. And I even liked the city of Pittsburgh." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lecture halls seemed a little dingy. It also rained the entire trip. I thought my faculty interviewer was a little self-absorbed." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Can't think of anything. I researched the schools I applied to pretty heavily when I began applying." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very chill. Their interview process is just to evaluate you as a person and future colleague. Don't worry about it and be yourself." 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?

8 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

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Ditch the admissions staff for the tour and use medical students. If every other school does it, so" Report Response

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