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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?

10 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)?

"Both student and faculty: why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Student: what do you do in your free time? Faculty: tell me about your research in layman's terms..." Report Response

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

"Student: tell me more about [some EC I mentioned] Faculty: could you be a Steeler's fan?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Student: give me an example of how you are creative Faculty: what would you do if you didn't get accepted?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were very difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over a friend's interview materials from last year" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The place is amazing. Everything is centered around teaching, and they are all about innovation. The WISER center is incredible. The clinical education at Pitt is unmatchable, with such an extensive network of hospitals and patient populations to work with." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed it would all be. And how steep those hills really are (bring comfortable shoes, ladies)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, an incredible place. I have nothing bad to say about it. Student interview is closed-file, faculty has AMCAS but no MCAT/GPA information." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2009

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

10 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?

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?

7 out of 10

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