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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?

2 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?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

2

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?" Report Response

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

"What has gotten you to this point that makes you want to be a physician? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your non-medical volunteering experiences/ your research/ your outside interests." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were any kind of ice cream flavor, what would you be? / What is the coolest thing you have ever done?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you consider yourself a creative person?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Pitt website/ SDN/ mock interview/ ethics classes/ refreshed recent political and current events topics" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The opportunity to see all of the facilities, to meet with many students and to see how happy they were at pitt, the general school spirit in oakland, the cheap 28x airport transportation, the expanse of UPMC, the simulators" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"no extensive tour of the hospital; amount of walking required to second interview (however, the interviewer was so great that the long haul over there was well worth it!)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"again, the amount of walking..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They actually did provide us with ample amounts of food; everyone was so friendly and the whole day was incredibly laid back, they really just want to get to know you. I feel like they were trying to make a good impression on me moreso than I was trying to make one on them. The optional financial aid session is quite helpful if you already don't understand the process for med school in general. everyone loved talking about football, it was great :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Pittsburgh (took 28x port authority for $2.60 to o

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Wyndham (two nights)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2008

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?

10 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?

10 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?

"Let us girls know that the tour is long, outside, and it's hilly! Also, if the second interview is f" Report Response

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