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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Closed file

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

"What made you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Pittsburgh?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could have dinner with any two or three people, who would they be and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Not difficult, but strange: Are you creative?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MSAR, SDN, Read the school's website, Talked to other students, and reviewed application materials." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The cities of Pittsburgh and Oakland, where the campus is located, are surprisingly nice. The hospitals ans facilities were state of the art. The admissions staff and students were very nice. The anatomy lab had a good amount of space." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing in particular." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How cold it would be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pittsburgh was not a top choice for me initially, but I would be hard pressed to choose another school over it after coming to see it first hand. Definitely stay with a student so you can see for yourself how great the student body is. As I was sitting around after my interviews, some random first years even brought me into their lab and hang out with them! A very good experience overall." 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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Pittsburgh

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2008

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?

9 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?

8 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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