Menu Icon Search
Close Search

< Response List


Interview Feedback

Individual Response

  • 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?

No Response

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Do you plan to do any research during medical school?" Report Response

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

"I see you said ____ on your application. That's interesting. Please elaborate." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So you worked _____. Why the heck did you do that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you decide to switch careers? (was expected of course)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Relaxed and learned as much as possible about the school, keeping track of anything I wanted to know in more detail to ask my interviewers. I walked around the school the day before to get the general vibe of the students and area." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pittsburgh is much nicer than I expected. And, the hospital system is impressive to say the least." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer told me what I should have done before applying to medical school, but followed that up with why I'd be great for medical school and as a physician--then went on to explain what I should tell the admissions committee to get accepted to the school (which is odd considering the interviewer is really the only connection to the committee). It was a little discouraging." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interviewer would ask me a million different ways why I hadn't done research (because the interviewer does, and obviously loves it)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school is fantastic and a place to be happy." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Quality Inn University Center

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/30/2010

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?

10 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

// All Questions & Responses //

See what the community had to say about this medical school.

Browse all Questions & Responses

// Share //