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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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

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

"Have you ever considered research?" Report Response

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

"Why do you think you've succeeded? This wasn't really a question. My faculty interviewer kept praising/complementing me on my hard work thus far and said that I would be a great doctor and then asked the question and then answered it for me: Because you worked hard. " Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Frankie asked me the random questions like What do you like to do? What's your favorite book?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Didn't really have one... my student interviewer was an MSTP or PSTP so he asked me how I felt about pursing professional research, but wasn't difficult just didn't want to offend him." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, mock interviews, friends asked me questions, reviewed secondary app" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were soooo nice and down-to-earth. The definition of conversational interviews. The admissions staff was also very friendly. Students were very enthusiastic about the school. Tons were eager to answer questions; seemed extra excited by prospective students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities were pretty shabby. Kind of a suprise/turn off, but loved the school either way." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very good one. Had a pretty cool student host who showed me around the student housing (she lived off campus), the city of Pittsburgh, and some good restaurants. I was there over the weekend so got to see Pitt night life a little and had fun at a Super Bowl party." 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?

5 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/04/2008

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?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Liz or Lisa (the short, blonde sassy lady who gave the curriculum talk) didn't get to give her talk" Report Response

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