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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"So what are you doing here at Pitt? (in other words, Why Pitt?)" Report Response

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

"Was there a physician that you had a close relationship with that influenced your decision to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the informational systems in hospitals? (this was part of an overall conversation about the UPMC hospital's switch to electronic files)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Was there anything in the clinical setting which surprised you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my first interview, so I did WAY too much to prepare: researched the ENTIRE Pitt website, read Understanding Health Policy, looked over my app and secondary for Pitt" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"WISER center, friendly students and admissions office, PBL emphasis, UPMC hospital, great opportunities available for Pitt students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the students that met us for lunch (they spent a lot of the time talking about partying and getting drunk on the weekends)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Pittsburgh is a really underrated city. It seemed like a really fun place to live." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

7+ 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?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/01/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"While I appreciated a break from sandwiches, tacos for the lunch is not exactly suit food." Report Response

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