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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 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)?

"Besides why medicine and why Pitt, what kind of doctor do you want to be?" Report Response

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

"what clinical experience do you have?" Report Response

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

"what was your favorite non-science class?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What personality traits are important for a doctor to have?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what makes you unique from other applicants? (This one is always hard to answer)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Introspection" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pittsburgh. There's a lot to do and a very rich culture. Much better than I expected. The students were all very very friendly and happy to be there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hoagies...omg, heart disease on a bun! jk" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"it's about 45min-1hour from the airport. The cheapest way to get to the school is to take the 28X public bus for $2.60...but it only runs once every 30 min." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

PIT

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?

Quality Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/03/2008

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

9 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?

8 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Did a great job with notifications and with answering questions. Although you did mention the lots o" Report Response

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