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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Pittsburgh
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 Pitt?" Report Response

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

"How would people describe you?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could go anywhere and do anything for one weekend vacation, where would you go and what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All straightforward. No curveballs here." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read website, read application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Continental breakfast. Pretty good bagel." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nearly everything besides breakfast. The facilities seemed dingy, way too much time was spent sitting around in the admissions office, the whole day felt unorganized, the students seemed arrogant and did not seem to interact well with each other, faculty interviewer had an open file but told me she didn't read it, the WISER center (supposedly the shining light of Pitt) did not blow me away, faculty member presenting the curriculum did not know much about the curriculum... I could go on and on. I did not feel welcomed or impressed. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Our "tour of the facilities" mostly meant "walking around outside in the cold and venturing into the basketball stadium at one point"" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I keep thinking I caught Pitt on a bad day since most other people have such glowing things to say but... I can understand a couple things going wrong with an interview day but it just seemed like most things went wrong. Probably not the right school for me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2009

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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