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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?

10 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 Pitt (Most common question)" Report Response

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

"What do you see yourself in 10 years" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read MSAR, personal statements from primary and secondary, interview feedback (MUST READ!), and their factbook. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Just how friendly and respectiveful all of my interviewers are. My faculty interviewer especially impresses me and I can tell she actively try to make her interviewee comfortable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing at all." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Shadyside Inn is VERY FAR from the actual site of interview. It's an excellent hotel, but it's just far and you do need to take a shuttle to get to the interviews." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"NOTE: All of the feedback previously listed a weakness where they did not have a student as tour guide. In fact, they have changed on this one and brought a student in as tour guide this year! She was a very nice young lady. What a great interview! A school that tries to make you comfortable. Everyone around me were friendly. Some MS1 said hi to us and ask how we did. Both of my interviews were conducted in a very relaxed atmosphere and I feel I did very well. Additionally, most of other interviewee were pretty sharp people and most of them had good experience just like I did. I said there are three interviews because the adminstrative interview for me was quite long and it was conducted by a MD. There were questions asked that I feel weren't purely just administrative but rather, I feel that she was trying to get to know me as well. Prewriting response is a bad idea because the interviews are very conversational. Additionally, do not assume they will grant you a faculty interviewer with the specality you have asked for." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Shadyside Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/03/2007

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It's a bit diffcult to obtain student host if you are the first batch whom are interviewed." Report Response

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