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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?

45 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)?

"Why UPitt?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research experience." Report Response

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

"What extracurricular activities did you participate in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you rate your mechanical skills (playing with tools, etc)? The interviewer asked me this question because a part of my app said I am considering orthopedics as a specialty of choice." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Stayed with Student Hosts and asked them tons of questions about curriculum, good things about school; Asked lots of questions on student-led tour; Asked even more questions at lunch hour with current students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Simulation center is the 5th biggest in the country, and the students utilize it extensively (200 hrs required); Happiness of students (They have a life!); Diversity of students (about 50% are non-trad; about 25% go abroad summer after M1 with funding from school); Willingness of the school to raise good physicians (it's obvious from all the money the school spends on students and teaching facilities and responsiveness to feedback); UPMC is the biggest hospital system in the country, and UPitt students are the sole med students to roam this system! Awesome!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really... Although the anatomy lab can be fancier." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Having a student host is the next best thing to getting an interview. They prep you for interview like it's their business. =D Everyone should stay with a student host." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pitt offers so many opportunities to students (research, early clinical exposure, money for whatever scholarly thing you want to do, "too many opportunities" as my faculty interview put it), it's a great option whether you're open-minded about what you want to do or you know you want to do something specific. The school definitely makes you feel welcome and treats you well. Bring walking shoes for the ~2 hr walking tour of the huge school campus. Stay with a student host. " 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

JetBlue

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/04/2009

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?

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?

9 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?

9 out of 10

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