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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Pittsburgh
Individual Feedback 5 333 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 287
Negatively 15
No change 28

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.47 322

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.03 241

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.51 221

0 = low, 10 = high

Was this interview in-person or virtual?

No responses

Questions

How long was the interview?

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5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 2
25 minutes 4
30 minutes 35
35 minutes 9
40 minutes 21
45 minutes 74
50 minutes 48
55 minutes 4
60+ minutes 135

Where did the interview take place?

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At the school 317
At a regional location 7
At another location 4

What was the style of the interview?

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One-on-one 326
In a group 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 80
Closed file 242

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.47 329

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

"Why pitt, why medicine, all the usual crap. There were no surprise questions at all." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why PittMed? Why medicine? What makes you unique?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself, why medicine, why nursing/PA/researcher..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does your major connect to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All the typical interview questions. Why Pitt? Why medicine? Why not PA/NP? Tell me about your research. Student interview is closed, faculty is open except for MCAT/GPA." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about an experience working in a team." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What sets you apart?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why University of Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What else have you done in college that is not on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are leadership positions you have had?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? Why doctor and not other medical field (nurse, PA, etc)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I though my educational path was best for medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years? (for MSTP interview)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What do you do for fun?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In closed-file interview (with student) I was asked about clinical experiences, what I do in my free time, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. Why medicine? Why Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me an example of a time you demonstrated creativity" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student interviewer (MS2) had a list of questions: Why medicine? Why Pitt? What kind of clinical experience do you have? What *other* clinical experiences do you have? Hobbies? What kind of superpower would you like to have? Do you have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to work with [insert specific demographic from my application]?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What book have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you know you wanted to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt...why medicine...some questions about my activities...tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They mainly tried to gauge what I was like as a person, and why the school was a good fit for me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why MD vs nurse practioner or another career" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The basics, tell me about yourself, tell me why you want to be a physician, tell me why pitt" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What led you pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you find out about Pitt Med? (I'm from CA)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, why pitt" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the process that led you into deciding to go into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself/your interest in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research and your role in it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student interviewer: Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Both student and faculty: why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would make you come to Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of research do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how are you creative" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? (both my student and faculty interviewers asked me this)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Besides why medicine and why Pitt, what kind of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So what are you doing here at Pitt? (in other words, Why Pitt?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was there a specific moment in your life that compelled you to pursue medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"From student interviewer: Why Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself, Why Med" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself. tell me about your research, your undergrad, (everything basic). what do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you creative?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my undergrad institution. How did I choose my major, and what type of classes does it entail? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"General get to know you questions: tell me about yourself, your background. What have you been doing since graduating?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the biggest healthcare problem and how would you change it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student Interviewer: What motivates you? How do you deal with competition? What do you believe will be your biggest sacrifice coming into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What brings you to Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where did you go to school and why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt (Most common question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. Something that's not in your application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever considered research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like about Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you done since you graduated college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? I'm from LA." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you do during undergrad? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? What have you learned about Pitt since you have been here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some non-medically relatedly activities you're involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student: What superpower would you want? Why medicine? Why Pitt? What do you do for fun? Tell me about your extra curricular activities. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"By student: in an informal, conversational way: why medicine, why pitt...I asked her a lot of questions about her work in community outreach." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is diversity important to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you get here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you married?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Besides your clinical experience (3 years) what other medical experience have you had? I thought this was an odd question. It seems to me that 3 yrs of nearly full-time clinical experience is fairly significant for a medical school applicant." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student interviewer: How do you work in small groups? (Pitt has PBL every other week so be prepared for that). Superpower question. Why medicine? No really, why medicine? What do you think about Pittsburgh? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"WHat do you do now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about working in small groups?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research experience. He was more interested in my role in the project, but be prepared to talk about your research in detail. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of training do you have to have to be a massage therapist. (my profession)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favotire book? - I really didn't have a favorite so I just talked about the most recent one I read." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would your friends describe you? (asked by student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why med?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My first interview was a student interview and she asked your basic questions (why medicine, etc.) My second was a faculty interviewer (who was awesome by the way) and that was a convo. The third is w/ a person from the admissions staff. this one's like 20 minutes and it seemed extremely laid back. No difficult questions. Just what my future plans are, etc... " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did tennis helkp with your development as a person? (Played tennis for many years)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to practice transplant medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student: What do you like to do for fun, What do you feel about clinical research, Do you think doctors should do research. Remember, Pitt is a research school. Even if you haven't done any before, you may be asked about it. They don't expect you to sit in a lab all day, you can go out and do research in the community also. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you see yourself doing in 10-15 years? (ie. how to mesh research and medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your life. Start at the beginning." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt Med, why Pittsburgh, etc?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you a vegetarian?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor? What experiences shaped your reasons? What have you done to test your decision?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your study abroad." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? But really, why medicine? Right, but, why not research/teaching/dentistry/etc.?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The standards: why medicine, why Pitt, etc. Student questions seemed geared toward assessing your realization of the realities of medicine/medical school and your dedication to patient-directed medicine, while the faculty questions were more personal." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Faculty interviewer: issues in medicine, why medicine, research experience, tell me about your family, patient/clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When and how did you decide you wanted to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was the difference between specificity and sensitivity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When and why did you decide to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you interested in a career in medicine? Why Pitt? What do you think about the US Health Care System compared with that of other countries? Tell me your thoughts on the role of physicians in preventive health and research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What can I tell you about Pitt to make you want to go here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you liked about Pittsburgh? What don't you like?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What role do you typically take in group situations?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? What was the origin of your interest?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine? (or variations like why do you want to go into medicine, or become a doctor, etc) You'll want to stress 2 things: people and science, and that you find you want both, and can't give up either in your search for a profession." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you holding acceptances at any other schools? (Both the faculty member and the dean asked me this)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in the future (specialty, research or clinical)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student: very laid back. What do you like to do for fun? What kind of clubs were you involved in at school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Small group experiences, what role did I take?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think makes a good doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you see yourself working in small groups, as in problem-based learning?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all basic questions about my future goals and my interests in medicine. my student interviewer though asked me more general questions about my life and what i had done. the student interviewer only gets your name, your undergrad school, and your hometown, so they basically know nothing. the faculty interviewer gets only your personal statement, so that is a little more intimate, but mine still wanted me to give her a general idea of who i was. the last interviewer, which is the dean of admissions, only talks to you for like 10ish mins and he just wants to grill you to make sure that you have a reason to apply to pitt specifically, and then he'll probably ask you where else youve applied/interviewed/been accepted. be prepared for him cuz hes really direct and quick. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have you been reading lately?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is your day going? What have you done so far? What do you think? (All 4 interviewers asked me this, which I think really says something.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why mediicne? Faculty asks something specific about your PS." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"mostly conversational questions concerning path to medicine and interests/background. nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you wish to pursue medicine? (all three interviewers asked me this)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family (I know, this isn't a question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your research to me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Standard student questions: Why medicine? Why Pittsburgh? What are you looking for in a medical school? What are your interests outside school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your career goals? What will having an MD AND a PhD allow you to do that having one of these degrees won't? (I'm paraphrasing)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very generic questions, but more chit chat than anything" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think would be a better way to measure who will make a good resident?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"when did you decide to become a doctor ?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself? From student What brought you to Pitt? From faculty" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Dating question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"everything pertained to my amcas application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you know about Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with frustrating people/situations? What are you looking for in a school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If doing an MD/PhD was not possible which one would I choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about why you have chosen to become a physician" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Mostly personal info- Questions regarding opinion on curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you worked in small groups? (Related to their PBL [problem based learning] which they ask about.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the craziest thing you have ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UPitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the weaknesses of your application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe this experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes Pitt the right place for you? Or you right for us?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"whats one of your strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The student interviewers are obligated to ask these two (why medicine? tell me about your extracurricular, lab, other exp.) It's on their sheet that they fill out later. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you doing any reading for pleasure and if so, what are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine, and what have you done to test this decision?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"typical questions- Why MD/PhD, why do you want to be a doctor etc..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you come to your decision to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(it's been a while, I can't remember much besides "What brings you to medicine" and "Why Pittsburgh?")" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The basics...why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Brief summary of your life:" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why the Russian major?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about....(insert application activity here)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you decide medicine was for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt (asked this 3 times)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When you work in a group with other students, what role do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is UPitt your first choice? You can be honest. It wasn't mine. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself....basically a time to boast...however individuals like myself, who can't boast..and aren't willing to...don't do very well on such questions! " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how are you a well-rounded person?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the last movie you saw?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctore?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why motivated you ? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing special, really. B/c it was closed file, questions weren't too hard. What extracurricular have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why both degrees?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Tell me about you background and your motivations. How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What sort of extracurricular activities are you involved in? (required)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Strength and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"strengths (one of the questions on the "suggested?" list)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MD faculty interviewer - "Congratulations, you're accepted to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine." *shake hands* "What, are you surprised?" -- Me: Uhhhh, yeah I guess I am." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about your childhood?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are your strengths." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think problem based learning is for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to get both MD and PhD degrees?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the interviews were just conversations: the dean asked specific questions though. Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do to provide health care insurance to those without if you were appointed Secretary of Health?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your best character trait?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss your research project, how independent are you on it...etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Listed above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about your research, Why Pitt, what speciality do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you want to apply to Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"talk about your research experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Make me excited about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time you had to work in a team." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your (LDS) mission." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is critical thinking?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? What brings you to Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What drew you to our institution?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In the open-file interview (with faculty) - what are your interests outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you to contribute to the diversity at Pitt Med?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Faculty interviewer (a clinician with a path to medicine similar to mine) was extremely nice, one of the most awesome people I've ever met, really! She asked me about my motivations to go into medicine, how my previous career translates into practicing medicine (I'm a non-traditional), my experiences in medicine - both positive and negative, and what kind of conclusions I made from them, why medicine, why Pitt (implicitly rather than explicitly), how I handle stress, my extracurricular interests (Pitt is big on them!). The interviewer than proceeded to answer some of my questions about the school and volunteered to tell me more about the city, the school and the culture at both. My faculty interview was actually very informative." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, not public health?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your study on XYZ..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you done research and do you want to do it here? (they are a big research school)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you creative?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What drew you to apply to Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"At what point did you decide medicine was for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do outside of work? (I'm in my gap year)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you plan to do any research during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your most meaningful extracurricular activity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why U Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about what you've been doing since you graduated. Tell me about what you did in college." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would people describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What non-academic activities are you involved in." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student interviewer: If somebody said something racist/distasteful to you, how would you react? (P.S. this was a context question, he didn't come out of nowhere with it)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do outside of academia?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student: what do you do in your free time? Faculty: tell me about your research in layman's terms..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Wha are your hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one activity that you learned something from? (vague)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So tell me how you came to do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you major in ___?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of research do you do? Do you like it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what clinical experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was there a physician that you had a close relationship with that influenced your decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"From faculty: What type of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"very conversational interview. chit chat. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will be the most difficult part of being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? What do I think of the scholarly project? What do my parents do? What did I think about my past travels to a third world country?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Faculty Interviewer: Really no specific question, just conversational and one thing led to another. The only question I got put on the spot for was "Are you creative?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What has gotten you to this point that makes you want to be a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of research/(healthcare) experience have you done/(do you have)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think you've succeeded? This wasn't really a question. My faculty interviewer kept praising/complementing me on my hard work thus far and said that I would be a great doctor and then asked the question and then answered it for me: Because you worked hard. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why Pitts?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How has your day been so far?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? (What type of med school interview would it be without that doozy?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun? What book(s) would you recommend to me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your healthcare experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who do you go to for support?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Faculty: How did you know you wanted to practice medicine? A bunch of questions specific to my personal statment? What do you do for fun? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you learn from Hospice volunteering?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"By Faculty: A little more formal but still really enjoyable. He was extremely nice and basically wanted to get to know me. I could tell that he had read my PS really well. Questions: Why Pitt, Why Medicine, he wanted to know a lot about my two years of work after graduating (I am a nontrad) and about how it was like to have a physician dad." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do u do for fun? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what will you do if you don't get in" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the hardest thing you think you'll encounter during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about any research experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in teaching?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think the ethical issues of the future will be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you looking for in a medical school? Why Pitt? (Both student and faculty interviewers asked this question.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Faculty member: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Academic medicine or clinical? Tell me about a volunteer experience. How do you think your background in x will help you as a physician? Do you have any questions for me? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where else did you apply? Heard anything yet?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you speical?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"With so many options why did you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does your family feel about moving and you going to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare in time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite movie? - The lady who asked me these questions said that everyone who comes to the interview is well qualified to go to Pitt but these questions help her to understand if Pitt is a write fit for us." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you work in small groups? (also by student)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of physician do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you handle the weather in PA? (I'm from NC)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What clinical experiences do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Faculty: Why are you here, Do you always wear black to an interview, What kind of volunteer experiences have you had, Where did you get your motivation for becoming a doctor, How do you feel about euthanasia/stem cell research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which areas of specialization are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"questions about my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do to maintain balance?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why/How/When Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"At what moment did you realize you wanted to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What factors do you think about when choosing a medical school? What other schools are you interviewing at? Then why Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would someone have to do to make you confront them about it? How might that go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What social needs do you hope to address by practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most challenging experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about a time when you worked in a small group. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student interviewer: tell me about yourself, hobbies, what I look for in a school, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you like Pittsburg?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experience with research? volunteer work? your undergrad institution? hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you in grad school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. What area of medicine are you interested in pursuing? What do you think of Pittsburgh? Is there anything I can tell you about the city or the school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are your non science hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about blah blah" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who has been your greatest mentor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, your parents worked in the health care field?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of PBL?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What extracurricular activities do you engage in. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why choose Pitt? (and variations thereof like - what made you want to apply here, etc) You'll want to know Person-to-Person inside out to answer this question. You'll also realize they design the conversational approach to prevent you from shooting off a rehearsed speech. They seriously just want to know and get a feel for who you are." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. (Keep in mind the interviews are closed file, so you have a lot of control over where your interview goes here)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? What attracted you to Pitt? Why would you choose Pitt over other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you decide on medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Dean: Why Pitt? Where else have you applied? How do you like Pittsburgh? If you have the opportunity, drive around the day before. That way you have something to talk about. I went to the Waterfront, a shopping area with lots of restaruants. Everyone knows about it, so it's really easy to talk about it. The dean, like everyone else, is really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did I become interested in medicine, what have I done to explore that interest...?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What has been the most meaningful of all your activities?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you looking for in a medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what kind of medicine do you want to practice? and how do you envision your future practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about U of Pitt and what makes it a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about THIS volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why Pitt? What have you done to verify your desire to be a doctor? Why are you positive that this is what you want? (Assorted versions from assorted interviewers, usually within the flow of conversation)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What experiences have you had that confirm your desire to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you pursuing medicine at your age? (They're very big on non-traditionals)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Faculty questions: What books have you read recently? What are some of your hobbies? Tell me about this activity." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research. What will you do if you get 'this' result from your research? What if you get 'that' result?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you will handle the negativity that you might feel during the stressful times of residency?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experiences (from my application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time? Question about family background" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think you would be the most difficult part of medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you decide to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's wrong with medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you decided to do go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would you come to Pittsburgh over some California school? (I am a CA resident.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why pittsburgh? (Really important)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing since graduation? Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See the questions above for the interesting/difficult ones. Also, what single attitude developed in research will help me be a better doctor and why? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"old" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you done any research? What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun...tell me about yourself...ask million of questions to the students...why Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about ECs and research. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? Why medicine? Why do you want to be a doctor? (standard stuff)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think the fact that you lost 80 lbs in the past will serve to help you relate with patients as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what have you been doing since May?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research and volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How can doctors manage an intense career with other responsibilites?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the pros and cons of medicine/being a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Please tell me about your time out of school..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"when did you decide on medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experience abroad." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why did you apply to pitt" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What EC's (req questions)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you look for in a med school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you here today? (walk through your decision for medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of the problems in healthcare today and how will you handle them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most significant extracurricular activity I have done? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you read in the news lately" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your family like?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Extracurricular activities?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have questions about Pitt for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your most significant extracurricular experience as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how do you think creativity will help you as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is life like in Ukraine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you tested your interest in medicine? (required)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you decide you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do outside of school (again, 3 times)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many schools did you apply to? Why so many?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So are you one of those people who like to see the big picture and help more people with less individual impact or one of the people who like to help fewer people but have unmatched impact on their lives?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you major in film/video?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you going to do if you don't get into medical school? (This is such a downer...why do they ask it?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about going to war with Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do in your spare time? extracurricular activities?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Seeing as your from Penn State, do you think you could ever root for the Pitt Panthers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the scientific method?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your biggest strength?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies? Why are they important ? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you had any sort of clinical exposure? (no major EC's like that in my file)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see as the biggest problem in medicine today, do you feel were heading in the right direction? How do you see yourself working in a group setting? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite book? (required)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What field are you interested specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"describe your family (this is the one question that started my conversation with the admissions committee person." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think it is possible to have caring, attentive patient-doctor relationships?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"One of the MD/PhD faculty interviewers everyone else "What are three words that describe yourself?" We got tied up in my research and personal statement, so he never got around to hitting me with that one." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What experiences have you had that have exposed you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Outside of medicine, what do you do with your time and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you plan to finance your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you done research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools are you applying to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you propose we limit health care costs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you a well-rounded applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about your extra-curricular activities, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What sets you apart?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever interacted with someone from a culture/group different from your own" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do you want to continue research in the future/in your career" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do when you're stressed out?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your volunteering/leadership experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you learn from ______?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of medicine would you like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of community service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about research, volunteerism, things you do outside class, something creative you've done, leadership position you've had" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"For MSTP: "What are you looking for in a program?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What kind of research would you be interested in pursuing in the future, and why?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In the open-file interview (with faculty) - where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you work in teams?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one challenge you see affecting healthcare right now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student interview had a list of very basic questions asking about how you like Pitt, why you applied, what drives you to medicine, etc. For my faculty interview, nothing too specific, just had a nice conversation. My interviewer seemed to have read my essay carefully and asked about my background, but didn't focus on it- used it as a guiding tool for the conversation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you see yourself doing research, and if so, what kind?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about (thing from PS)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you work in a team?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do besides academics?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about X activity." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you balance your professional and personal lives?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I see you said ____ on your application. That's interesting. Please elaborate." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you creative?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the health care reform." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you involved with any research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Faculty interviewer: Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you feel about (x) experience during high school/college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel business and medicine cross-over?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student: tell me more about [some EC I mentioned] Faculty: could you be a Steeler's fan?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What extracurricular activities did you participate in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Biggest challenge to overcome as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What clinical experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What activities do you do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why pitt" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your leadership style?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you decide you wanted to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what was your favorite non-science class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"interests outside of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of research do you see yourself doing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you done that isn't related to getting into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Both faculty and student interviewer showed keen interest in interests outside of medicine. Specifically: what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your non-medical volunteering experiences/ your research/ your outside interests." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Other than shadowing, have you had any exposure to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think are some of the challenges facing healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself, something not in your application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do in your free time" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why PBL?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"who is your best friend and what is she like?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What clinical activies have you been involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about X. X=insert amcas activity" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Any early thoughts on specialties and are you open to changing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you so interested in politics? (I'm a political science major)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research experiences" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your volunteer experience? Work? Why so many jobs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know what sort of doctor you'd like to be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions regarding personal statement (this is all the faculty interviewer gets, so they use it)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think the role of a physician should be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is important to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you like research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why your particular major?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Admissions rep: How was your day? Do you have any questions for me? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why geriatrics?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"By Admission's person: how has your day gone? How have you liked the school, city? How many more interviews do you have and where? To which other schools have you applied to? And some informal chit chat about the steelers." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about your undergrad extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"where do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pittsburgh? (I'm from LA so they pointed this out)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you learned today that you didn't know before?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about human consciousness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Admissions Dean: Overall, this was much more of a conversation (Although this was more nerve racking for me since she was one of the deans and all). She asked me how the day went, if I'd heard of a few of their specialty programs (like the area of concentration program), how I liked Pitt, where else I was interviewing at, and if I had any questions for her. Still very pleasant." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Anything else you want to tell me about yourself? Anything you do for a hobby?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there anything else I can tell you about UPitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Standard other ones." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know about our problem based learning?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? Do you have any questions for me? If you were not accepted into medical school, what would you do? REMEMBER THESE INTERVIEWS ARE CLOSED FILE AND THUS THE INTERVIEWERS DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR GPA OR MCAT SCORE." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about ______ - asked about a few different experiences I included in my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research internships?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you decide you wanted to go into medicine? Was this before or after you decided to study neuroscience? (asked by faculty interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what research did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? What have you done to convince yourself that this is really what you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Dean: How do you like Pittsburgh, What have you done around the city. You should probably drive around the day before if you have time. There are a lot of nice neighborhoods around the school. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the worst movie you've ever seen?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"questions about my activities related to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"summarize yourself as an applicant" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you handled hearing disgruntled physicians complain about their careers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about...(some specific experience I mentioned)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of doctor do you want to be? Why did you choose that profession? Do you feel like Pitt can help you achieve your goals? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you take a year between college and med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? What do you mean it has a strong reputation? What does it mean to be a top research/primary-care school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your childhood and how you got where you are." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you deal with disappointment during your career" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Other than playing music (I'm a violinist), do you do anything else for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's going on in the world today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where else are you interviewing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where are you in the application process? How many interviews have you had / do you have scheduled? What do you think about the application process? How do you feel about the interview day at Pitt? Are there any questions that you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question basically pertaining to my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"superpower" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think your qualities will help you to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your really willing to attend medical school out of state? (I live 1,000+ miles away)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself, why medicine, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why surgery?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine/Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you combine your previous research experience, you interests, and you desires into you future medical studies and practices?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What were some clinical activities." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Favorite ________ ? (insert: Hobbies, Foods, Books, Movies, sports) Other questions: - Where are you from? - Describe your childhood? - Describe your research (if any)? - So how do you like the City? - Have you tried the Hosting Program? ** No one asked me Ethical/Moral Dilemmas, nor did they press me for weird answers to put me on the spot. However, do be careful to tell your interviewers IFFFFF you have to be somewhere at a certain time - I had no rush, but some people have more interviews to go to, or have flights to catch, ETC." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What else do you do when you are not working?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where are you in the application process and what other schools are you looking at? (This is the first time I was asked about other schools, and I felt like they were really digging for information to see if I would actually choose Pitt)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Faculty: Why did you include x in your personal statement? How do you feel about Academic medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do I want to practice (rural/urban)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? (This is what the Dean really wants to know)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Could you see yourself here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your motivation for going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself (the student interviewer hasn't seen your file at all). The student who interviewed me was very kick back but took lots of notes on what I said." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What superpower? What cartoon? Favorite music, books, movies? What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do outside of medicine, what are your hobbies, what do you do for fun. What do you do with your friends? No hardball questions like ethics or health care issues. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do not related to school and medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about how I feel working in small groups and how I feel presenting information to large groups of people." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your volunteering at the homeless shelter. (Like I said, straight-forward questions)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"other typical stuff" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Admissions officer: What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think the most difficult aspect of the Program will be? (Followed by same question, but for being a physician-scientist.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think use of technology in medicine would be helpful? (Since I have a technology background)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The rest of both interviews was mostly a back and forth conversation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about [this event in your essay]. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are your extracurriculars?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The usual - tell me about this experience etc etc" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know the perils associated with academic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What can you offer to the entering class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you want to practice academic medicine in the future? (Dean asked that)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? What would you choose as an alternative career? What if you don't get into medical school, that is, how bad do you want it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"And of course the questions of why medicine? Why MD/PhD? Describe your research. Why did you apply to Pitt? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"stuff" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the block curriculum and the PBL approach?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me some of your strengths." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you contribute to the educational mission of our institution?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"WhyPitt/ why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you couldn't do medicine, what else would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Has anything dissuaded you from becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you a well-rounded person?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's wrong with health care in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do outside of school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did u get into medicine and what are your extracurricular activities youve done" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you feel that your family has been supportive through this process?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know what kind of doctor you may want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to be a doctor/how did you verify this desire" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What can I tell you about Pittsburgh? They really go overboard on trying to sell the city, I get the impression that they are almost apologetic that they have this great school stuck in Pittsburgh and they try to make you feel like you won't miss out on 4 years of life by coming there." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time? (I don't know about you, but I certainly don't have any spare time) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your biggest fault?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See the most difficult question asked response." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you decide to go into medicine and have you tested this decision" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt; why MD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a typical weekend for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How has your medical experience helped your decision?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself...." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talked about my clinical experience... Can I answer any questions for you? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you think of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Various conversations about what I do for fun and what I think about the school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could write President Bush's State of the Union Address, what three things would you specifically mention?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How well do you like working in groups, and what role do you like to play?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths? (suggested)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What clinical experience do you have? Community service?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any Qs for me (all 3 times ... do we see a theme here)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do when you're not in school? Which of those is most important to you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are there any organizations, political or humanitarian, that you see yourself contributing to while in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your medical experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Typical strengths/weaknesses question (I HATE this one)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why University of Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What else do you want to talk about? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your current research project(s)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun? How will you keep from becoming a jaded doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths? (required)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you like besides medicine. (very open ended..) I started by replying I thought law was interesting and i've always wanted to audit a law class.. but then he kinda rephased his question and said "What do you like to do for fun." =p" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you handle negative criticism?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your strengths and weaknesses (and alot of other ordinary interview questions like that)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where else have you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do your parents do? How have they influenced your decision to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you a well rounded person" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do in your spare time? how areyou going to pay for med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a present health-related issue and how you would attempt to resolve it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your biggest strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you want to practice? What do you do for fun? What type of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you had any clincial exposure?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want me to tell the adcom?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some of the challenges that I think are facing medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you confront a patient that was skeptical or doubtful of science/the healthcare system (i.e. COVID-19 and mask policies)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your definition of success" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked me about my thesis research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the most challenging issue facing healthcare? (she followed this question up with "did you watch the democratic debate last night?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have your experiences prepared you for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you want to go into ___ field?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some qualities a physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Make me excited about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, they were really standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the worst book you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will your experience with the arts inform your patient care philosophy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why didn't you go into one of your parents' careers (follow-up to question on my parents' backgrounds)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you couldn't go to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question 3." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was talking about what I do in my free time and I mentioned I watch Netflix occasionally (of course, alongside building orphanages and helping old ladies cross the road), and my faculty interviewer asked me what my favorite TV shows were and why." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What medical specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me an example of a time you demonstrated creativity" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Some questions related to my background and interests." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experience playing x sport" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you have any trouble finding my office?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What field of medicine are you interested in and how positive are you that that is what you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, it was very straight forward" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really. Be prepared for the usual stuff, about why medicine etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you creative?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were all pretty standard conversation starters." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So you worked _____. Why the heck did you do that?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you a steeler fan" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who are your role models and why." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think creatively?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could go anywhere and do anything for one weekend vacation, where would you go and what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could win any award in the world, what would it be?? (student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your interest in the actual science of medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing crazy... " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student: give me an example of how you are creative Faculty: what would you do if you didn't get accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think you would have a problem with the Scholarly Project? -mostly related to the fact that I don't have much research background" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So you think you have enough clinical experience?-" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you dress up as for Halloween? (there was a bit of a lead up to this question, it wasn't completely out of the blue)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you work in groups and how will that serve you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think you'll struggle with most as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities in the physicians you shadowed impressed you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What personality traits are important for a doctor to have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could have dinner with any two or three people, who would they be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the informational systems in hospitals? (this was part of an overall conversation about the UPMC hospital's switch to electronic files)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"After answering a question about what I would do if I didn't get in to medical school I was asked: What is the biggest health care issue negatively affecting the quality of life of people today in the US." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do that's not related to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really: Why did you decide to take a year off?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you think of the pharm companies influencing doctors" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something not on your application material that's important." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you understand the culture of Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was kind of hoping for more challenging and fun questions, but it didn't happen. How would you define Academic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you creative?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were any kind of ice cream flavor, what would you be? / What is the coolest thing you have ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had to pick an ice cream flavor to describe your personality, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Frankie asked me the random questions like What do you like to do? What's your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All pretty stock questions, nothing special." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who was your best friend and how would you describe her?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"cant think of one" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you like me to present you to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was mostly just asked to explain activities on my AMCAS for my faculty interview. The student interview was a simple conversation for 45 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were so happy serving in the military, why are you wanting to get out to go to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about your siblings." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun? Why did you work so many jobs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What animal would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can't think of any right now..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you heard of the plagiarism case with the Harvard student that was given $500,000 to publish a book? (I told him yes, but didn't see how it connected to medicine... he said that a previous interviewee last week talked about it when they got into a discussion about academic honesty..)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really, what I do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest challenge you will face as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could have any super power which one would you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing in particular" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your favorite cartoon" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"detailed questions about my essay (my main interviewer had really read my application!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It was really low stress...my interviewer was a really nice guy who suggested that we take a walk outside since it was such a nice day. My student interviewer was much younger than me, and she was a first year, on top of that it was her first interview so she was more nervous than I was." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My feelings on teaching" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too out of the ordinary: Why Pitt? Why medicine? Describe your volunteer work? Tell me about your research? How did you get here (I'm about 10 years older than most applicants)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about human consciousness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Of the cities around the world in which you've worked, which was your favorite and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I could have any superpower, what would it be? (Asked by student interviewer) Also asked a lot of questions about my interests in women's health, research, and how those tied into my faculty interviewer's current work which was awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was there any one moment that really set your heart on medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too interesting. just the common questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you get into your present line of work? There were a lot of interesting and though provoking questions. Very much a conversation between two adults. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does your family feel about you going to med school. (I have a husband and a child)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you think of Freakonomics?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you workout?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the other state that the Senate race was waiting on other than Virginia. I did not know the answer, but it was Montana." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What good experiences and bad experiences have you had with doctors treating your sister (my sister has a severe chronic disease) and how will this affect the way you practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do I think about HPV vaccine development?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you always wear black to an interview? (actually, I was wearing black and blue, so it was kind of funny)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a physician instead of a...?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"i wrote about my father's influence in my PS, and my faculty interviewer spent some time asking about my relationship with the rest of my family and my travel experiences with them." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I got asked about what I see myself doing in 10-15 years a lot. But, the most interesting question was the student interviewer who asked me what thing from my application I would like him to emphasize to the admissions committee. I thought that was really cool of him." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe how you work in small groups." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"One of my Interviewers went off on a tangent for a few minnutes about how much they liked the new show " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what sorts of health policy do you see yourself shaping in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What role do you take on in a group situation and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with confrontation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something about yourself that you shouldn't (asked by the student interviewer and technically not part of the evaluation)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you work in groups?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Actually, most of my questions were typical. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you think will be the most difficult aspect of practicing medicine " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"this was my second interview and honestly if I taped my first interview and played it back, it would be fine, just sound interested about your own life and activities and you'll do fine. Plus remember the two inescapable questions: why medicine and why this school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was the difference between specificity and sensitivity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In your experience, have you met any physicians who were disgruntled or unhappy with their choice of profession?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing special" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me your thoughts on the role of physicians in preventive health and research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to have accomplished by the time you die?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of sandwich do you like? Kind of random. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I had so many interesting questions. They were: 1. What superpower do you want to have? 2. Would you swim in pool or ocean? 3. Name three people you'd like to have dinner with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who has been your greatest mentor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did your grandma die? (I spoke about her in my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What don't you like about Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think will be the most difficult aspect of medicine faced by future doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My faculty interviewer asked me about my brother, who has Down syndrome. I thought it was interesting that she would want to talk about that." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, no surprise questions, very straight forward and to-the-point." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Just your typical interview questions - Why medicine? Start from the beginning of when you knew you wanted to go into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What's your favorite cartoon - why?" I thought it was pretty random. I answered honestly and said the one where Elmer Fudd goes after a Helga-dressed Bugs Bunny singing - "Kill da wabbit ... Kill da waaaabit."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your favorite movie, book, cartoon?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your most creative accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too interesting...basic questions and specific ones" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I wasn't asked anything remotely interesting. Just the same old questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"pretty standard questions--why medicine? when did you know you want to go into medicine? etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?? not really that interesting..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(in reference to my interest in global health) how much of your career do you plan to spend working abroad, and what are you reasons?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the biggest problems with healthcare today? How would you change it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A couple really fun ones: *If you could have any superpower, which would you choose and why? *What's your favorite cartoon?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really. Every question were the typical ones like Why medicine, Why Pitt, What do you like about the city, what extra cirricular." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many schools did you apply to? Where have you interviewed already?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what book are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What setting do you see yourself practicing in? What is your favorite cartoon?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of physician do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think you'll be able to "have a life" during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What clinical experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most creative thing you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite cartoon" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did Wittgenstein (philosopher) have to say about pain?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very few solid questions, more chit chat with admission dean" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think would be a better way to measure who will make a good resident?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the major issues facing medical care today and what solution would you advocate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is the most important thing we should know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In reference to my school's female:male ratio (I'm a girl): What does that do for your dating life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you adjust to the cold in Pittsburgh since you are from California?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All questions pertained to my AMCAS application. No ethical scenarios, or questions concerning current issues in health care (e.g. HMOs, PPOs, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is the most creative thing you do? apparently the faculty interviewers are told to asess creativity." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you balance family and medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing usualy, we just talked about my life, why medicine, what I liked to do in my free time, and why pittsburgh" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last CD you bought?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I was to be the gov. of ? (pick one) state and giving my state of the state address, what would be my issues and what would I do about them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I were elected a US senator, what would be my issues?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What improvements do you think doctors could make to help patients have more comfortable experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In addition to asking "why medicine," my interviewer inquired as to what steps I've taken to discover whether or not medicine really is for me. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In a scale of 1-10, how confident I am about being accepted into Medical School...funny thing was that I am already accepted at two medical schools" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing stands out- it was all very conversational and seemed aimed at getting to know you as a person. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know that you cannot save life you can only prevent death" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I were to meet you as a random stranger, what would we talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think the fact that you lost 80 lbs in the past will serve to help you relate with patients as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none very interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the craziest thing you have ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing special." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very relaxed interview...no tricky questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student: "What's the craziest thing you've ever done?" Faculty: "How do you think knowledge from your [geriatrics] research could be applied to children?" " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of old movies that you love that you can suggest to me?---I am a huge old movie buff" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about our curriculum? What attracts you to Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did your background with 2 cultures affect your educational experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing in particular caught my attention, both my student interview and faculty interview were very relaxed and chill and we talked about a lot of stuff, but all about ME." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really, they have some standard questions that they have to get the answers to" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"no real questions, just asked me to talk about myself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"We really had a nice discussion. There were no rote questions but a real flowing conversation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None - pretty standard fare" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your biggest fault?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your most memorable EMT experience and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you a good cook? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you realize that as a doctor you are not saving a life, you are simply delaying death?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you consider yourself to be a well rounded person?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"some weird scenarios, pretty fun though." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools have you interviewed at and what did you like about them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No interesting questions. Just the questions you'd expect; what do you read, what are your hobbies, what area of medicine are you interested in, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did the role in your family prepare you for a career in medicine? (Nothing too interesting or crazy...)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Just the basic stuff..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you hope to get out of Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a big pain in the butt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could write President Bush's State of the Union Address, what three things would you specifically mention?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the biggest problems in health care and how would you personally help fix them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you feel working for someone less qualified than yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None too interesting. Questions were fairly standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"did you know that pitt is top 10 in research dollars? (asked this about 5 times)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had 30 seconds to explain to the admission committee why they should select you, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too exciting here - all fairly standard Qs (all my interviewers were quite mellow)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When you go home to visit your parents, what does your mother make for you to eat?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does what you learned from studying public health in Mexico apply to our healthcare system in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Recommend a film that my husband and I should see and tell me why it's good. (I was a film major)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing very interesting was asked. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you play any instruments?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you know for sure that medicine was the right career for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I wasn't asked any direct questions. Very conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So I saw a speech the Rendell (PA's governor) gave about health care, malpractice lawsuits, and insurance rates. In light of all these issues, why would anyone want to get into medicine? (Asked by the student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing all conversational" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to do in the future with your MD degree?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you still have epilepsy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It wasn't an interview as much as it was a discussion. The faculty interviewers questions will be different for everyone because they have your AMCAS personal statement in front of them and will ask questions regarding it. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to accomplish in the next four years besides getting trough medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Say you're in PBL and a couple members are not putting in the work. How would you go about rectifying this problem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how would you deal with a peer who was not pulling his weight in PBL group" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some avenues of translational research that will bring currently broad genomics prowess to bear on specific clinical needs, and generally how do the various -genomics fields change medical research paradigms? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing particular, pretty conversational" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something that your friends may not know about you or may find surprising." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know who Job is? - I think she just wanted to know how well read I am." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing crazy. everything based on the conversation at hand" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite cartoon?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest problem with healthcare today, just off the top of my head." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"my greatest strength and greatest weakness in one word...which I found very interesting since its so hard to narrow this down" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you motivate a member of your PBL(problem based learning) group who is not pulling his or her weight and hindering other members of the group?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of people do you not get along with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How important is located relatively close to your family during school in deciding which med school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your family for me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Will you go back home when you are done with your training?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe what you're reading right now (I mentioned that I like to read)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"standard why md/phd - why both degrees - what specialty would you go into, why pittsburgh - what do you like about the program" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you can pick three adjectives to describe yourself, what would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What exactly is Postmodernism?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were pretty typically. Why do you want to study medince. The most interesting I guess is what do you look for in a medical school...and do we fit that profile. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you believe the US government should torture suspected terrorists if they have information that might be needed to prevent an imminent attack?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you enjoy most about medical school? What do you think the most difficult thing will be about medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who do you think was behind the anthrax attacks last year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the most interesting family vacation you had...and all my vacations blurred into one, so I couldn't really remember the most fun one." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing very interesting. They have a sheet in front of them. The student had only your name and undergrad institution. The faculty interviewer had personal statement and practice vision essays as well" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"none. very standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none, all very standard!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Has anything especially encouraged or discouraged your motivation for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"there were no difficult questions. pretty standard interview" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the first interview is closed file, so they ask a lot of questions about your activities and characteristics that are sometimes hard to answer" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What concerns do you have about entering medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What sets you apart?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There weren't any curveball questions!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, just a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about my UG school I didn't know the answer for" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you apply your community organizing background as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something creative you've done" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you couldn't go to med school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"For MSTP interview: Have you ever considered doing an MD? Why MD/PhD instead of MD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question 1." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So you want to work with the underserved. How do you justify going $200K in debt, then working for people who won't pay you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your greatest weakness? (Ouch, hate that question)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me an example of a time you demonstrated creativity" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you leave your prior field?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did that make you feel? (asked a few times throughout... it felt like I was talking to a shrink)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, it was very straight forward" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None in particular. Very stress-free interviews." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing was really difficult. there were few actual questions (my interviewer had prepared a sheet of about 5 actual questions, but the rest of the interview was conversational)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you decide to switch careers? (was expected of course)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No difficult questions. I was worried about getting questions about my GPA, but since both interviews are closed file they don't ask." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No difficult questions at all. The questions that people post on here is EXACTLY what you'll hear on interview day" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The faculty interview was challenging, because I almost felt like the woman wanted me to lead the interview. It felt more like a conversation, and she didn't always lead with a question, so sometimes, instead of waiting for a question, I would just respond to something she had said. I was not expecting this level of informality, so it was a bit of a challenge to roll with." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give me three words that describe you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All straightforward. No curveballs here." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Why Pitt?" was phrased in an unexpected way, looking for specific detail." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All the follow up questions on research took some serious thought" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about learning material with a team?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Everything was extremely straight forward. The usual stuff." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were very difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would make you come to Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So you think you have enough clinical experience?-" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My student interviewer asked what I'd been doing lately. I think he was running out of things to ask and responses, and the time was fairly short. So be warned, your student interviewer might not be the most adept." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is the core behind all of your motivations for being a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing was very difficult, as most questions were posted on studentdoctor.net in other interview feedback pages." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think you'll struggle with most as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing difficult. Very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what makes you unique from other applicants? (This one is always hard to answer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Not difficult, but strange: Are you creative?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was there anything in the clinical setting which surprised you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you think of a specific example of a doctor talking above the comprehension level of a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The faculty interviewer grilled me on my personal statement. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in academic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you creative?... I didn't really know how to approach it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you consider yourself a creative person?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you gotten out of your college experience besides an education?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are *you* looking for in a medical school? (Note: this is different than "why do you want to go to Pitt", although effectively the answers may be similar). Also, "why not RN, PA?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Didn't really have one... my student interviewer was an MSTP or PSTP so he asked me how I felt about pursing professional research, but wasn't difficult just didn't want to offend him." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Again, all the questions you prepared for, ''Why Pitt?'', ''Why Medicine?'', ''What do you do for fun?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How to balance between research and patient interaction?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you like me to present you to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should Pitt choose me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you really sure you want to do this, given your age and current career?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How well are you, a non-science major, prepared for medical school compared to a science major?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did I have any additional clinical experience other than working as an EMT? (I was hoping working as an EMT would be enough.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools applied to, and i stand with them." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you were in a small group with a very abrasive person? Why would you do this?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In what way are you creative?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really, all pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Having volunteered in a hospice, how do you deal with bonding with patients and then seeing those same patiends pass away?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing was too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was there any one experience that pushed you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"''do you have any questions for me'' (was a little underprepared, and was asked this four times by one guy)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How I felt about the Honors/Pass/Fail system in regards to studying very hard and missing the honors mark by a point " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in teaching?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. The questions were all easy." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You've had a lot more experience than the average applicant; don't you think that will make it hard to relate to them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of your strengths? What are some of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No questions were particularly difficult. I think the question I was most unsure about how to answer was what other schools I had interviews at/applied to. I had one other interview scheduled at this point, but I wanted to make sure each interviewer who asked (all three) knew Pitt was high on my list! I also got lots of questions about my research experience, questions about any volunteer experiences, outside interests, and desire for the type of location I wanted to attend medical school at. They definitely try to sell Pittsburgh as a great city, so be prepared to either A. know what parts of Pittsburgh you do like or B. be able to show that even though you don't like Pittsburgh as a city, that wouldn't keep you away from the med school! " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I don't remember any intentionally dificult questions. It was very conversational; I didn't feel like they were interested in watching me perform under pressure--just wanted to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"again, nothing too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to Pittsburgh when you are coming from a much better location?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you sure you want to go to med school? (because I am a non-traditional student, and have had a break in my education, plus a few gray hairs)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you plans if you don't get into medical school this time around?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you miss about being a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) whenever you become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you tested your commitment to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you go to the school you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interview was more just a conversation... we talked about whatever came up" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing was really difficult. It was conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"so why are you here? what other schools that you have applied have problem based learning?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had to choose between medicine and research, which would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you here? (it kind of caught me off guard, especially since it was my first question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite book? (difficult to narrow it down)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing was difficult. pitt is very conversational, and i was hardly asked any questions aside from the first, just to get the conversation started." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"one prof pointed out my lack in clinical experience and i had to recover from that one with other community service things that i had done" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most creative thing you have done recently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you met any disgruntled physicians during your shadowing experiences? How did you respond to them? What effect did they have on you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"are you a democrat?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you done anything recent to test your commitment to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were all easy" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss an experience where you disagreed with an authority." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interview was very laid-back. No curveballs. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was the difference between specificity and sensitivity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you considered the length and difficulty of residency? What are your thoughts on that?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"With all of your clinical experiences, what do you know about and are you prepared for medical school, residency, fellowship?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the US Health Care System compared with that of other countries?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you'll fit in here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"i suppose those interesting questions could have been hard but my faculty interviewer made me feel very at ease and comfortable so nothing was really hard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not M.D./Ph.D?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think you really made a difference in the life of the inner-city child you were tutoring during your Alternative Spring Break? (Was a reasonable question during the interview, but as a stand-alone, this question is difficult.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"To be honest - I was not asked any of those questions that interviewing students dread answering - NO moral/ethical questions, NO defend your position on abortion, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Comment on the difference between the health care systems in the U.S. and Canada." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about academic medicine? (Research, basically) Even if you haven't done any research you will have to do some clinical research while at Pitt. Just keep that in mind. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really, they can't grill you on your application because it's closed-file." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you like the city? (a question only the most skillful of liers could answer positively)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same as before." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I guess the most difficult in content, but not asked in a scary way: If your best friend was one station ahead of you on a lab practical exam, and you saw him repeatedly looking ahead like he was cheating off the person in front of him, what would you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do with your friends?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Pretty standard questions, nothing difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"no really difficult questions, just usual application, how you got to medicine stuff..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What experiences have you had working in small-group settings? What do you think are the pros and cons of working in a small group of peers? Why do you think working with small groups will help you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"no real difficult questions. The interview was very straightforward to get to know who you are. Probably the hardest was "how would your friends describe you."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. They were very straight forward and were mainly from my app & AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name something wrong with our health care system and suggest a solution." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of role do you play on a team and what kind of people do you prefer on a team?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of problem I'd like to study in the Women's Health AOC" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun the most? (It was hard to tell if she wanted no ECs or one from ECs)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about my family (which I wrote about in my app) that came as a surprise. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"no difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"2 strengths and 2 weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No question was especially difficult, but the interviews clearly wanted to know who I was and what had driven my desire to become a physician." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is wrong with medicine and what would you do to fix it? (student question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too difficult!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same, since it was the only one I hadnt heard" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really, everyone was extremely relaxed and happy there" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the fact that doctors who are on payroll with the cholesterol drug companies are also the ones that recommeded that the acceptable cholesterol levels be lowered from 200 to 190?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"From a student interviewer for the MD/PhD part: "The student interviewers have a lot of say in the admissions committee. Do you want me to go to the committee and fight for you?" I thought this was a tough one because even though I was really interested in the school I obviously didn't want to give a guarantee that I would go there since there is still a lot of time before the interview season ends. But as you can see the most difficult question wasn't really difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Probably the same one; I'd heard everything else before." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you tell me about a time when you confronted a real dilemma in your volunteer work?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your study habits to me. I could either lie and pretend as if I'm super-student, or I could use this opportunity to tell the truth. I chose the latter, and I am glad to be asked this question instead of the typical "what are your weaknesses" question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me everything you want me to know about yourself (this was asked during the student interview, because they have no knowledge or background about you, aside from your name and state of residency)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"detailed questions about my research " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none very difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No tough questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, how do you plan on managing a career with other life responsibilities? (not meant in a bad way, it just came up)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student: "What was the last favorite book you read?" - I don't know! Too busy filling out med school apps! No, I actually didn't answer it like that. Faculty: "Tell me about little aspect X of your research." (I did the project 3 yrs ago). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"NONE!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most questions were fairly straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What schools have you been accepted to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what would you do if you couldnt do medicine (pretty standard, you see)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"so, do you think pitt is the place for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Don't recall" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pittsburgh?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about male gynecologists not being hired in private practices since women now prefer to go to a woman doctor for their gynecological care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you tested your desire to enter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there anything not on your application that you want me to tell the admissions committee? What happened freshman year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too difficult, very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you absolutely, positively sure that you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you get accepted into a UC school and Pitt, would you come to Pitt? (i'm from california)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My faculty interviewer asked me about health care insurance. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Again, the normal med school interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see medicine in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A current event that I hadn't heard of . . (Low pressure, though)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Of those three things lets take one - Education - what 4 policies would you implement to improve it's current situation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Probably the above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too difficult. This site helped me prepare well." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you look for in a medical school? (By no means hard, normally, but I tripped in this part of the conversation)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why would you pick pitt over some other top school? this was difficult because 1. pitt is not a top school and 2. i wouldn't pick pitt over a real top school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you weren't pursuinf medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really difficult...probably the standard "What will be your greatest challenge as a doctor" question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pitt? (i know, it's not too difficult, but i was asked it 3 times and didn't have a great answer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really difficult. Which of your extracurricular activities are most important to you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think that the character Denzel Washington played in "John Q" was right in what he did? Why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about an ethical dilemma you faced while working abroad." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools did you apply to? Why would you come out to Pitt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"so tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same as above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something about yourself that I could not find out from your application. (Basically had to continuing elaborating on this question for about 1.5 hours)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none - they just really want to get to know you and be friendly" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you always want to be a health professional? How frustrating was it to get the grades you did early in college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Of course, you probably are ready for that one." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing, really." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really. I was asked a question or two about my research that I could not answer, but outside of research-specific questions, I just got the normal "Why both degrees..." etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths/weaknesses(required)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name a weakness." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could have any two books you wanted for eternity, what would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the most significant activity in college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"...well what do you think is preventing major change in the health care area today? (I was talking about problems with managed care and the lack of health insurance and how I'd like to change it if I was given the chance)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you different from everybody else?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Just the typical stuff, why MD/PhD, why Pittsburgh, what other schools did you apply to..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your family for me....just because this is such a vague question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself (just too vague to answer really well)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest problem with American Healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what topic do you like besides science, for some reason my mind went blank on that." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None of the questions were extremely difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name one of your strengths (this was a required question - my interviewer told me that)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools are you applying to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do to reduce rising health-care costs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing relaly - all were 100% conversational and relaxed, you could have total control of the direction of the conversation if you wanted. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Mostly easy questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When talking about a film "Why do you think the director employed that specific effect?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your greatest strength? Your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do with your life if you couldn't work in a healthcare profession? (It's hard to pick some other job after detailing your love of the medical field.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will I prevent myself from becoming a "jaded" doctor...and when I explained, he said, "I'll come back in ten years and see how jaded you are!"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Wanted me to explain what was wrong with the health care system today. As soon as I started going into detail he cut me off to tell me his answer (this goes for the entire interview with faculty member)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. What do you do for fun? Why medicine? Why Pitt? Rest were conversational like "how many are in your family", etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback threads, researching Pitt, mock interviews, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"this page! mock interviews, recording myself answering questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread app, look up info about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, read about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepped answers for questions I saw on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at SDN, practiced w/ friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading the school's website, reviewing my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read "The Healthcare Handbook," read over my AMCAS and secondaries, practiced interviewing with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN SDN SDN!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's website and my primary and secondary application. Came up with a solid reason for applying there." More from this Member | Report Response

"read AMCAS app, read SND reviews for Pitt, read Pitt website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rehearsed the basics: why medicine, tell me about yourself, why Pitt. Had an interview the week before." More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, researched school facts online, read interview books, drafted sample answers to questions so would't be caught off guard" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't, just stayed calm and carried on" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read through the entire website, looked up my faculty interviewer 30 minutes prior to the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a mock interview at my undergraduate institution that went very badly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the MSAR, SDN interview feedback, and website for Pitt. They have a really informative fact book online that was helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS primary and Pitt secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed school specific thread." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, researched school extensively, practiced common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback :) - especially for student interviews, you're likely to get the same questions as those mentioned here; reading Pitt web site and reading about Pitt on SDN. I had specific interests related to the school, so I think that helped. I also paid attention and asked questions during the student tour of the school and the curriculum talk - and based on those, I had more questions for my interviewers. Be prepared to ask good questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my amcas and secondary, prepped answers to standard interview Qs, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pitt website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced with pre-med adviser, read about the school online, met with a MS2 the day before, paid attention during the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my PS, secondary, and reflected on my activities. Also practiced with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on all the programs, options, areas of concentration, PSTP, research opportunities, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pitt's website, read over AMCAS and research paper" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS and secondary, read Reid's "The Healing of America", reviewed ethics website (definitely didn't need to though, there were no policy or ethics related questions, all personal)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The best preparation was getting to know the people there." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, I bought 2 books on medical school interviews. One by Jessica Freedman and one by Jeremiah Fleenor. Both were great prep in different ways." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, researched school website, the day of the interview was most informative" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about health care reform, read secondary & primary app, familiarized myself with the school's mission & program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed school's website, admissions materials, stayed with a current student and asked about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read website, read application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, AMCAS, friends who interviewed at Pitt before" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, student docs, secondary, read up and spoke to students about school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UPitt website... awesome student host!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over a friend's interview materials from last year" More from this Member | Report Response

"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" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review their website, sdn,mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread secondary/primary, Pitt website..." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed primary and secondary, mock interview with career center" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the websites, SDN, the usual." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewed essays and amcas." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at other interview feedback questions, reread personal statement and secondary essays, looked at Pitt's website and brochures. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read essays, researched Pitt's website, read the emails from Pitt's admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Introspection" More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, SDN, Read the school's website, Talked to other students, and reviewed application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview, so I did WAY too much to prepare: researched the ENTIRE Pitt website, read Understanding Health Policy, looked over my app and secondary for Pitt" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read app and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read AMCAS and secondary application, a mock interview and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, researched web site, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my personal statement since that was the only part of my application they had access to, skimmed sdn interview feedback, read a few news stories, and refreshed my memory on topics I'm interested in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website, talked to student host" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn. review app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my applications, read this site, read pitt's factbook" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked with host students the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed school's website and fact book, my primary and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read AMCAS and secondary, talked over some basic questions - why Pitt, why medicine, why should we accept you - with mentor." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, primary app (which was beneficial because I was asked about my community service activities and EC's because they really don't know who you are)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pitt website/ SDN/ mock interview/ ethics classes/ refreshed recent political and current events topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read over AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pitt website and viewbook, read over secondary and primary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about pitt, healthcare (unnecessary), ethics (unnecessary), AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read MSAR, personal statements from primary and secondary, interview feedback (MUST READ!), and their factbook. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the program and all of the little mini-programs, read over application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions pulled in from all over the place" More from this Member | Report Response

"sleep, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, mock interviews, friends asked me questions, reviewed secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read Person to Person 2x and quick facts (from the website...there is lots of good stuff in this), also read several health care books and went over common questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, read Bioethics, UPitts curriculum and website" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, read my primary and secondary apps, school bulletin" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read secondaries, school website, went over my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the MSAR and mailing. Asked questions of my student host." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, AMCAS, reviewed applications, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my AMCAS app, SDN, typical interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about Pittsburgh, re-read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Person-to-Person and SDN feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading their viewbook, MSAR and biomedical ethics texts and articles." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over school website, read person to person brochure, MSAR, reread AMCAS and essay responses to secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my application, read over website. I did a few general mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"I made a list of past questions using SDN interview feedback, read the admissions booklet you get by mail, MSAR, website, asked student host ---- overall preparation didnt matter, very stress-free interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read school's viewbook, thoroughly read website, Dean's yearly state of university address was very helpful to see where the university is and where it is going." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, talked to a friend who studies at Pitt Med, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read AMCAS app, looked up a lot of information about Pittsburgh so i could justify why I would like to live there." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview feedback, brochure." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, person to person brochure, reading on ethics/medical field, and re-reading application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prepare rough outline of answers to core questions, researched Pitt" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement, my secondary application, and the UPitt website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Drinks with a friend the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read material about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Reviewed primary and secondary applications, Person to person brochure, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Person to Person Brochure, Pitt website, spoke with current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"read through AMCAS, read about school, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just checked out the website, re-read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS application, feedback on SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read personal statement, SDN feedback was very helpful, Pitt website, managed to meet up with some Pitt faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read up on my application and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my recent work, exercised to reduce stress, and watched Season 4 of Scrubs." More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, review interview tips, review ethical issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since this was my first interview, I prepared by going to my school's Career Services website which had a two page summary of what to expect at medical school interviews. I also read through the questions and feedback on this interview feedback system and made a list of questions to read over on the plane. Most importantly though, I read up on what I liked about Pitt (including their area of concentration program, block scheduling, particular research centers I would like to work with, etcetera) so that I could answer the ''Why Pitt'' question knowingly with things that are truly special about Pitt instead of other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced sample essay questions, read over application (although all they have access to is your personal statement, and thats only for the faculty interview), talked to some students ahead of time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over secondary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, P2P, website, secondaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Visited SDN and read other peoples´ remarks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Person to Person, Student doctor, and Primary and Secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, mock interviews, read books on socialized medicine - pros and cons" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading Pitt's face-to-face brochure, studentdoctornet. USA-today headlines and current events (although weren't important), personal statement and secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School Website, UPMC Website, AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, P2P brochure, school website, talked with student host" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, my own application, & p2p brochure " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading over my app, current events, reading their brochure/pamphlet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Amcas, SDN, NYtimes.com, Upitt person-to-person brochure" More from this Member | Report Response

"amcas, upitt person to person, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review my amcas essays, mock interview, google the school, read the person to person publication" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pitt's person to person brochure, school's website, USA today" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, read over person to person, reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"read pitt viewbook, reread amcas, reread pitt application, talked to my friend who had already interviewed there" More from this Member | Report Response

"read pitt admissions materials, do mock interview, read over my essays, read about the research of the profs i was meeting (for md/phd part)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, talking to my student host" More from this Member | Report Response

"People-to-People Prospectus, Pitt Med website (including links on Admissions, Special Programs, and Research Opportunities), e-mailed many many current students via the Excel Host-Student chart on the secure prospective student website, and of course good ol' SDN's listed questions - copied and answered all the ones from this year and last!" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed AAMC app, school website, wrote some key points out in bullet point to remind myself to address them in the interview. got a good night's sleep and took a yoga class the day before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"read their booklet, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback, thought about answers for common questions, read about healthcare policy/ethics, talked with Pitt students, thought of possible questions to ask the interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, my application, website, their brochure" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed Pitt's materials (Person to Person booklet), and my primary and secondary application essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, MSAR, school publication, studentdoc reviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review over my AMCAS app, Pitt's " More from this Member | Report Response

"information Pitt sent, their website, my primary/secondary, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, brochure" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about school, reviewed file, practiced standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Person to Person brochure, website, AMCAS, Interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my application, thought about what I would want to talk about, how I would answer the inevitable " More from this Member | Report Response

"Brochure, website, SDN feedback, went to Pitt for undergrad so didn't need to prepare about the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read through my AMCAS and supplementary applications, the school website, Pitt's " More from this Member | Report Response

"medstudent host, sdn, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, brochures, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, school's website, my AMCAS and 2ndary apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, person to person brochure, read my primary and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Person to person brochure, discussions with current MS1's." More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, Website, Brochures, Friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"I asked my friend that goes to undergrad Pitt to tell me about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, Person to Person brochure, Pitt website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website, School Handouts, AMCAS, Seconday essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my application, secondary, read the big book" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Admissions P2P Prospectus 2. Scoured all over the Pitt website:(www.medschool.pitt.edu) 3. Followed other links from above website to learn about Pitt and the city in general before visiting. 4. SDN's Interview Feedback :) 5. MSAR's descriptions 6. Map of Pittsburgh 7. Host List - found in the invitation only Admissions site when you click on the Interview tab. This is the same site as the secondary status site. Here, they will allow you to register for an interview, and they have under this INterview Tab, an Excel file with a ton of students willing to host you; it also tells you their main interests, their interests outside of school, where they live with respect to school, pets/no pets, smoking/no smoking, married/single, room-mates or living alone, etc ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed secondary application, read about the school on the web" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Pitt brochure, SDN, talked with student host" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my own application (essays for the secondary app), pitt website, materials given the day of the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pitt website, USA Today, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewed app, Pitt website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pitt website, SDN, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Drank, did work, read UPitt's "person-to-person" magazine" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read app/ website etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the web site, read their brochure, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website, their flyers" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, 22 years of life experience, went to classes with my host the day before, worried" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Pitt website and brochures, SDN, stayed with student host" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pitt's website, Pitt's big brochure, Read over my file. Read over this sheet I prepared with things i wanted to talk about. I saw another person with similar notes. This was my second interview so i was less nervous. My mental state was a bit altered as well since i had only One hour of sleep on the plane. I was loaded on caffeine so i was a bit more chattery than my usual. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, MSAR, Packets Pitt sent me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, read studentdoctor.net feedback, looked at the website, read the literature they had sent me." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, upitt website, propaganda mailed from school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to fourth-year student, re-read AMCAS and secondary essays, " More from this Member | Report Response

"studied their website, SDN, Interview feedback, my AAMCAS, my secondary. Worried, fretted and stressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reviewed personal statement, practice interview, read up on some current issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, SDN, reviewed all my apps (to prepare for any interview ?'s) and reviewed AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"um. . . i didn't really" More from this Member | Report Response

"read amcas, looked at Pitt's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN feedback, school website, and AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pitt website, alumni friends, practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reviewed my primary and secondary application essays, and read up on faculty who are doing research that interests me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, look at the school website, go through the forums" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to people who interviewed there, read SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, UPitt web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, forums, Pitt website, Read over AMCAS..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed all the material I could find on the school and thought about questions I might ask the interviewers. I also looked over lists of standard interview questions and thought briefly about how I might answer them." More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, website, brochure" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pitt website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, Pitt website, their viewbook, reviewed my AMCAS and secondaries, other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my secondary, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to the current students, Pitt website, tour booklet" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read through my AMCAS application, Pitt secondary, and SDN feedback. As usual, I read a lot about the school on-line." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, look over the pitt catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the opportunities/curriculum at Pitt, reviewed practice questions, prayed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to my student host, read SDN, read the school Brochure and payed attention to everything everyone said about the school, searched the interests of the faculty I was interviewing with, didn't do a mock interview even though this was my first interview, but did think about my answers to generic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"School Brochure, SDN, read secondary and AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, thought about answers, spent the morning (during the tour) developing opinions and questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN interview feedback, and I read and re-read the literature and website for UPitt. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, UPitt brochure, talked to student host, read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School Prospectus and website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, internet, essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the UPitt website, studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read the Pitt Brochure" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, brochure, web" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the brochure, this website, just thought things through." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through Pitt's website and brochure, did some thinking about what I wanted to convey, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread AMCAS, looked at school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's see... 1) Reviewed my application, especially the personal statement since that's all the faculty member gets. 2) Looked over my research 3) Read SDN interview posts (but only the most recent 10. 4) Got a good night's sleep. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at SDN, this website, and looked at their catalog they sent me, and prepared with my flashcards of common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through SDN and read through the schools written materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"pitt literature, the usual" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, went over my application and thought over some possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"web site, the brochure they sent, sdn feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, literature" More from this Member | Report Response

"I ate a Primani Brothers sandwich" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN and pitt's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, Pitt brochure, and Pitt website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to friends at Pitt, looked at Pitt's brochre, and read comments on this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read UPitt brochure, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pitt brochure and kept up with current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"School catalog, website, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary. Talked to current medical studetns. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pitt website etc, read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading this website reading the Pitt website reviewing my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, talked to my student host." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read app materials, SDN, read website, relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, Brochure, feedback, amcas app" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN interview feedback. I had previous interviews, so I felt prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"figured out where and when to show up." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really do any. I read interview feedback and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed, talked to people, read information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up Pitt's catalog, my secondary, corresponded with Pitt Student Executive Council president." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read UPMC's brochure, reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked a map and showed up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, read over my application materials, relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"review application, read this" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, brochure, and SDN interview feedback. Practiced questions with my wife. Found other interview tips at various websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, SDN, their person-to-person booklet" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the brochure, and these feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the school pamphlet (really helps)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read Pitt's literature and my application, knew my strengths and weaknesses well" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website and promotional literature (which they sent me), MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview prep books. Kept up with current events. Went over sample questions. Studied Pitt website and brochure. Mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared a lot less for this interview than for others. I just reread the catalogs and look at my own applications the night before. Pulled out my "standard list of questions" for all schools and added some additional "Pitt only questions" for interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement, watched Snoop Dogg videos on mTV (really)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sdn website, person to person pamplet, and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went to bed on time" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site and reviewed applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pitt's website, reread my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, look over school brochure" More from this Member | Report Response

"read their literature, sdn, my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website and literature/viewbook." More from this Member | Report Response

"Watched the Super Bowl" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over app & school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, mostly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked up information about the school . " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this interview feedback, read viewbook." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, secondary essays, and my own research. I also read my interviewers' stuff, at least the abstracts, but this was not very useful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over app, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview Feedback (SDN), Read Pitt's brochures, Pitt's Website, reread my secondary app essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a mock interview with professors, looked at studentdoctor.net, read the Pitt brochure, and read "Sweaty Palms, the Neglected Art of Being Interviewed". I hightly recommend this book!" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk to people who are in the school, check out their web-site, and read over some questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, pitt brochure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at this website, looked over the Pitt brochure, talked about answers to possible questions with friends. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my essays and kept up-to-date on the news." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my interviewers' research" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the bulletin, my AMCAS and secondary apps, and some literature on health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"went through this website and read the school's brochure." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Pitt brochure, reviewed my own application, reviewed common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, looked over their website, read over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read interview feedback, reviewed Pitt material and watched Will and Grace the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this website, the school's website, and read my AMCAS application thoroughly." More from this Member | Report Response

"read about the school, reviewed my information" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, U Pitt Brochure (A WONDERFUL resource), Secondaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their brochures and checked out their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read MSAR, U.Pitt website, SDN, newspapers, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"i overkilled for the interview - read lots of literatiure for the mstp interviews - i didn't prep at all for the med ones - they tell you about the curriculum before you interview so you have some good questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Study research stuff, look at this site, talk with other people. I went a little overboard with my research...Pitt's interview doesn't go all out with the stress level. Faculty is very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read brochure, talked to first and second year medstudents." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read magazines like Time and Newsweek, and looked over some of my research papers and my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read feedback on this site, read a book on health care issues, reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hyperventilate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading the Pitt brochure, SDN Web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my AMCAS application and secondary essays, read feedback on studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback.com" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read UPitt brochure, interviewfeedback.com (sorry guys)" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the intro session" More from this Member | Report Response

"How conversational the interview was. I got almost no standard interview-style questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"super chill; student interviewer was super chill" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was so nice! Very relaxed considering the caliber of the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of everyone from Pitt Med" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of varied clinical exposure" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities and people are wonderful" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were only a few formal questions asked during the interview. Most of it was very conversational, and I felt like I could control the conversation just as much as the interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview day was really well organized, the medical center is really impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school truly loved it there. Students, faculty, everyone- you really could tell. I also like the way their curriculum is set up, and how students are involved in adjusting it over time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tons of resources" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a cool city to be in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and the resources available to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great! Definitely my top choice after the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was *extremely* kind and welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum was really cool! Definitely a lot of ways to customize your education with electives, etc. Plus the Scholarly Research project doesn't just have to be wet lab stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Urban atmosphere and how happy the students were to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"So many research opportunities, very easy-going students" More from this Member | Report Response

"How in depth my interviewer had read my application, and how conversational the interview was." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much people loved Pitt (school and city), amount of mentorship and help from faulty/upper classmen, emphasis on collaboration/non-competition among students (everything pass/fail)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is gorgeous, the curriculum is great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything!!! The faculty are SO NICE and all the students seem to be genuinely happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school, the students, admission office staff, and interviewers, were very friendly. The overall interview day was very stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum is cool - you can really tailor it to your interests with mini-electives, areas of concentration, etc. The UPMC hospitals seemed fantastic. All the faculty I met were really outstanding and seemed to love teaching and working with med students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful faculty interviewer. Strong support for research ventures. Very livable, friendly city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, WISER simulation, strength of both research and clinical training, research availability, student community//support" More from this Member | Report Response

"How truly, sincerely nice and open everyone was; the city of Pittsburgh seems like a really nice place to live; the student lead tour was great (probably the most informative and interesting med school tour I've been on); WISER simulation center; clinical and research opportunities (lots of clinical electives in the 4th year and research is supported very well); CSTP program; the fact that Pitt cares about students having a life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of everyone I met, simulation center" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people, the opportunities, the facility, the culture, the curriculum, the city... It is all great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The UPMC system is amazing! There are so many clinical opportunities immediately on campus, but they also have international hospitals and hospitals throughout the nation for students to take advantage of." More from this Member | Report Response

"The grandness of UPMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just about everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ranking" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Oakland area, the massive medical complex, and the quality of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great research opportunities, great clinical experience at UPMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were really impressive. Tour guide was friendly. Both student interviewer and faculty interviewer were chill." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely friendly staff and students. Program is centered around patient care, students will be able to take patient histories and interact with real patients midway through the first year. Orientation week consists of going out into the community and seeing the state of health care in different parts of the area. Patient centric curriculum = Big plus for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the people and the fact that the school takes the quality of interpersonal relationships very seriously." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Everything: campus, public bus (being from nyc this is important and it seemed like it would suffice), affiliated hospitals and clinics, the HAPPY students etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"UPMC facilities are beautiful. New sim center. Lots of construction in the UPMC system (=money!). Student housing on Darragh Street is nice and very convenient." More from this Member | Report Response

"how welcoming every last person was from the students to the doctors to the admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The WISER center was very cool. They are getting new 3G human models. Fancy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were amazing & the students were very engaging, diverse, smart, & happy," More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness that felt more genuine than other schools I'd been to; students seemed really happy and not competitive (with each other or even with themselves); AOCs; mini-electives; opportunity to take 6 credits of courses at undergrad (eg language); incredible research opportunities; about half students non-traditional (so am I); diverse academic strengths - both in my interests and in fields I may become interested in in the future; the easiness of living in Pittsburgh!" More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center, friendliness of everyone involved in the process, the blatant emphasis on research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Continental breakfast. Pretty good bagel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything- the facilities (especially the WISER lab), the student involvement, the city itself" More from this Member | Report Response

"The WISER (sim-lab) was pretty awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, good research opportunities, friendly students. Location is good, and having the undergrad nearby is nice. Tons of nice hospitals, and decent living options nearby." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation center (we saw a simulation in progress), student enthusiasm and willingness to answer questions. Sporting facilities. The organ-system-based curriculum. Student tours were in groups of four, and guides would point out interview locations for later in the afternoon." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital facilities, the schools curric" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are so down to earth and the facilities are amazing (read: humongous). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, vast resources of the school, ridiculously awesome faculty and facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"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!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The vast amount of opportunities available. Advisory dean relationship, Small group learning opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum integration" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER (simulation center), responsiveness of administration to student feedback, rich hospital network, many many opportunities in research and overseas work, scholarly project to focus and apply knowledge in one area is very cool!" More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center, required thesis, the snow. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER, conversational style interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were great! You have 2 - one hour interviews so you have plenty of opportunities to present yourself. Also, at the end of the day they offered optional sessions and the History of Medicine discussion was awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty and staff are incredibly friendly; students seem genuinely happy; WISER is just amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation center, the breadth of the clinical facilities, the quality of the clinical training, the positive attitude of the students, the emphasis on research, the interviewers' friendliness." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cities of Pittsburgh and Oakland, where the campus is located, are surprisingly nice. The hospitals ans facilities were state of the art. The admissions staff and students were very nice. The anatomy lab had a good amount of space." More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center, friendly students and admissions office, PBL emphasis, UPMC hospital, great opportunities available for Pitt students" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything...everyone seemed happy to be there and genuinely liked the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything; the students were happy and down to earth and the location is nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER simulation center is amazing. The academic environment appears to be based on cooperation, not competitiveness. Also, all lectures are podcasted if you miss class or decide you would rather listen to lecture in 1.5X speed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything about the school: the med students, the WISER facilities, the anatomy lab..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation lab, the quality of applicants, the campus, everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students, the number of institutes in upmc, wiser" More from this Member | Report Response

"The opportunities for research and travel abound. The student affairs office is helpful and interested. - I was impressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour of facilities, discussions with students" More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center and other facilities are great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students and faculty were very happy. Focus on creativity and diversity. Only PBLs have mandatory attendance. Great art and indie scenes, public transport in Pittsburgh. WISER!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities!" More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center, student-friendliness, city of Pittsburgh, research opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The opportunity to see all of the facilities, to meet with many students and to see how happy they were at pitt, the general school spirit in oakland, the cheap 28x airport transportation, the expanse of UPMC, the simulators" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student body-- they were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the school. The facilities. Especially the WISER facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pittsburgh was a much nicer city than I thought it would be. The simulation center was cool, and everyone was sooooo extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Research funding (ranked 6th in NIH)!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how friendly and respectiveful all of my interviewers are. My faculty interviewer especially impresses me and I can tell she actively try to make her interviewee comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The teaching facilities and the hospital are absolutely fantastic, better than just about anywhere. The students seem pretty happy there and the housing situation is also excellent. The curriculum is a good mix of PBL and traditional teaching. Thesis requirement provides nice research emphasis. The sim facility is really cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"eh..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing. The students are really friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were soooo nice and down-to-earth. The definition of conversational interviews. The admissions staff was also very friendly. Students were very enthusiastic about the school. Tons were eager to answer questions; seemed extra excited by prospective students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people. Everyone was very nice and enthusiastic about the school. The medical students seemed very happy. The WISER center was pretty amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"students think very positive about the school and very friendly. Nice anatomy lab and wiser center. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the location was so much better than I though it would be! The view of the downtown at night is completely amazing and so is the waterfront!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interest level of the admissions members and faculty in the prospective students." More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER of course. The location of the school. The hospital system. And I even liked the city of Pittsburgh." More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center is amazing, the apartments where most MS1 students live is nice with a great location" More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center, my faculty interviewer who really wanted to get to know me well" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students and faculty seemed amazingly friendly and happy, vastness of UPMC, amazing resources such as WISER center." More from this Member | Report Response

"The WISER center, UPMC umbrella gives you lots of opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER facility, student satisfaction, faculty interaction, great opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The WISER center was very impressive. Also, the sheer number of hospitals within a close proximity of the medical school was impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! Simulation lab is fabulous. Curriculum incorporates a substantial amount of PBL which really appeals to me. Massive hospital system all located within a couple of miles. Students seem happy and, well, quite normal. Other applicants were also incredibly friendly and pretty cool. I am in love with pitt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were top notch and people were extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty seemed very friendly and open, students seemed genuinely happy, large medical center with a lot of options (especially for research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was and how all the med students work together versus compete with each other. Also, the hospital facilities, especially WISER, are amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interest in student's success, B-WISER is AWESOME, the curriculum, everyone was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are really nice and seem to be very tight....everything seems to be tailored to the MD student" More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center; low-key, closed file interviews, very conversational...mostly questions about reasons and motivation for medicine, going to Pitt, research and extracurriculars that I've done" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pittsburgh is a good blend of urban and small town. Everyone was very friendly, the students seemed very happy to be at Pitt, and the WISER center is great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Honesty of interviewers, enthusiasm of staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation center, extensive hospital facilities, Pittsburgh is a charming city (just wish it was closer to home)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, and the enthusiasm of the faculty and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people (students, faculty and other staff) are incredibly nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center, student-focused school, early clinical experience, PBL" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly, hospital is very high-tech and fancy, student interviewer was enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a great school with great facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pittsburgh as a city is really nice and has a lot of things to do. The facilities were excellent and the students I met were really friendly and had only good things to say about the program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center, library has lots of electronic subscriptions, everyone was very friendly and enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is SUPERB! It runs the gamut from excellent clinical exposure to cutting edge research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Scope of facilities and opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pittsburgh seemed like a hospitable city. The senior admissions staff was very accommodating, my faculty interviewer was very friendly and forthcoming about the school. Its a great medical center." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really friendly and seemed to want us to have a good time instead of being stressed out pickles. The WISER center was also amazing (including pediatric and labor and delivery simulations plus possible expansions). I was impressed that medical students are allowed to learn how to do central lines since at some schools that isn't the case (and that they can practice on mannequins before doing it on people!) I was also really impressed by the vastness of Pitt's med system including the Magee Women's Hospital and the new Pitt dorm for medical students (at least the pictures/idea of it and how cheap it is). I also really like how the curriculum includes a scholarly project with options for global health participation, but I'm not sure that should be required from students who aren't research/community health oriented (However, if you're not, why go to such a strong research oriented school?) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seem genuinely happy. They really like the curriculum (Pitt students only take one science class at a time, and its very condensed, i.e. all you do the first 3 weeks is anatomy, but then you're done with it for the year) Also, the PBL supplements the lectures very well, and they seem to like that. Facilities were perfectly fine. Pittsburgh seems like a very nice city, very liveable, safe, affordable, etc. And the school is very close to downtown. The hospital complex is pretty impressive. They seem to own the entire city. And the WISER center is incredible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great research, great faculty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, WISER, the faculty support for students." More from this Member | Report Response

"the WISER center was cool, Pittsburgh seemed like a nicer city than I thought it would be, the students (the few that we met) were pretty friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dummy simulations....so awesome. The people were really cool and helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation department." More from this Member | Report Response

"The ample opportunity available to do research. Also, Pitt Med is geared towards keeping their students satisfied. The fourth year students seemed real cool, but some of the first year students seemed weird." More from this Member | Report Response

"The wiser center, my student hosts, the assistant director of admissions was a jolt of positive energy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the facilities, the WISER center!, library system, hospital affiliations and availability" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and the close proximity of all the hospitals and housing options" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, Pittsburgh and the cost of living, the research opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area. Wiser lab. friendly people. how much research they do. the new med student residence" More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice the students and staff all are, WISER!, the amount of research and the number of opportunities to do stuff, paula davis on the admissions staff (she's awesome!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wiser Center and Pittsburgh" More from this Member | Report Response

"amazing facilities ranked 7th for NIH funding. LOTS of money for students, really nice down to earth students, cstp and pstp program covers full tuition and an extra year of research and/or obtaining a Msc degree" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone and how many medical centers are in the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great. The WISER center is amazing. Also, you're only taught one major science class at a time. That's really nice. A lot of schools will teach you Anatomy and Physiology at the same time, but not at Pitt" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and the students' overall attitude. Everyone at Pitt is extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were great, and the student interviewer was awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"the student and faculty member that i met with for the md portion were so amazing and encouraging. i really like the area of pittsburgh." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school. Pittsburgh is so pretty and all the students seem to be very happy and well adjusted. They all have more going on than just studying." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice people really are at Pitt. That may sound like a cheesy thing to say as an impression to some, but seriously - you will see what I mean if/when you come here. Students, faculty, staff - they're such warm-hearted people, and brilliant too. =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER simulation labs, the number and quality of hospitals, the flexibility of fourth year in terms of electives, the friendliness and personability of the med students" More from this Member | Report Response

"nice and friendly faculty and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is really focused on taking action when students aren't satisfied. I haven't seen (yet) another school so focused on student satisfaction." More from this Member | Report Response

"The WISER center is awesome. The students were really friendly, especially my excellent hostess." More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER is incredible. The city seems to have a lot of culture/activities. Undergraduate campus provides lots of other things to do as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was generally cooperative, warm, and welcoming. The admissions staff, faculty, and students seemed genuinely interested in us." More from this Member | Report Response

"The WISER center is amazing, and such a cool idea! I also liked that the clinical experience starts at the end of the first year. Visiting the anatomy lab was great. The most important thing for me was that everyone we met on tour and during lunch with the second year students was enthusiastic, relaxed, and at the same time really excited about being a student there. They all seem to like each other and have good things to say about the school and the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"U Pitt was amazing. Situated in the heart of downtown, the medical center spans over the Oakland area and provides state-of-the art facilities, including the WISER simulation center. Also, everyone was so friendly and helpful. The city is remarkable- really affordable and vibrant. I had a great experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I absolelty feel in LOVE with the camus, the adminstrators and the students. Pitt is by far my number one choice now!" More from this Member | Report Response

"admissions dean seemed to hit it off nicely with me. Pitt is the ONLY med school in the town and seems to own half the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pittsburgh is a really beautiful city" More from this Member | Report Response

"the Wiser simulation center--quality Emergency Med program. Pittsburgh is great. good solid top 15 school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation center(s) and the display of " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are terrific. Pitt has great facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing. I don't think anyone who visits can be unimpressed with WISER. The faculty interview was very informative. The food in the hospital cafeteria was great and cheap (you get a meal ticket for $5, and it actually buys a lot of food)." More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER simulation center, facilities, general mood and friendliness of students and admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"simulation lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"What didn't? I thought the facilities were superb, from the WISER center to the fact almost all of Oakland is owned and operated by UPMC. Excellent clinical opportunities, and superior career potential for any type of specialty. The students were genuinely happy, honest and forthcoming about how great their school was. I came to Pitt wondering if I would a good fit for the curriculum, which was my main concern, and I walked away feeling like I fully understood how they're organized. The day was long, but necessary given the fact that they want you really check you out and get to know you. I also thought Pittsburgh is a beautiful little town. Very family oriented, so if you're single, good luck in trying to meet somebody." More from this Member | Report Response

"students and faculty were very laid back; my med student interviewer was so chill and honest. My faculty interviewer was incredibly nice as well. I walked through the anatomy lab while they were doing a lobotomy on cadavers ... that was awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER simulation center" More from this Member | Report Response

"SimLab, Anatomy Lab, Opportunities are abundant." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very high tech. They tried to sell Pittsburgh as a city, PBL, and WISER (advanced simulation lab). Everyone was extremely nice. The med students seemed to enjoy the school a lot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital system does more transplants per year than any other hospital system in the world. Also, they have a whole floor of a hospital dedicated to simulated teaching on dummies. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the people, the city, the philosophy...everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely friendly (except for one of my interviewers) and the school definately seems to cater and care about its students. The facilities are amazing!!!! The Assistant Dean is super friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"People at Pitt are just so DAMN nice. I'm from Florida, and so I see a lot of stuck up rich people, and we also get a lot of excessively rich snowbirds from NY who love mistreating everyone in their path - and in Pittsburgh in general, although they dislike being labeled "mid-west", they are very much extremely amiable and trust-worthy people. I had random strangers go out of their way to walk me down 5 to 10 city blocks to make sure I got where I needed to go, I also had a med-student meet me on Saturday after my interview and drove me around on his own time and gas for abour 4 hours all over the city ... he said, to repay him, to do the same for someone else in the future because someone did it for him a few years back as well. More than that, the excitement of the students and the faculty is contagious. They really love their school and they're so psyched about their philosophy of Person-to-Person, and their new organ-systems approach to teaching, as well as science block scheduling: that is - you only take 1 science course at a time, and the rest is Medical Interviewing, Ethics, Clinical Exposure, etc etc. Also, insomuch as the tour - the WISER Center is way cool! They even have a dummy there that can mimick childbirth under varying fetal positions and rates of contraction, not to mention dummies with all sorts of trauma and respiratory conditions - they can simulate a tychypnic patient even, or practice tracheotomies when the patient's jaw and mouth become too stiff to open." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are very nice. The faculty seemed very interested in the students, and for research oriented people this is a very good school. All students are required to do a mentored scholarly project of their choice, meaning research." More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center, students were very open in their opinions, the facilities we saw seemed nice and updated" More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center/early clinical practice, the interviewers, outdoors stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice. The WISER center, which is their simulation lab, was AMAZING. The students were really nice and helpful, even if the ones that weren't part of the tour. One student offered to walk me to my interview site. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back, friendly faculty/students; Pittsburgh is a cute city with a neighborhood-like atmosphere, I actually really liked it" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students - every single person I met was very encouraging, and they all spoke very highly of their experiences thus far at Pitt. Also, I really like the block curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER center was awesome, the students seemed really cool and diverse. My two interviewers were people I could connect with. The fact that Pitt is a medical city, the proximity of the gym to the med school, the escalators in the med school (they're neato), the other students in the interview were very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The associate dean of admissions was the most jovial, light-hearted, easy-to-talk-to person I have met so far in the interview process. Simulation lab was very interesting. The usually painful financial aid talk wasn't so bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"the number of healthcare facilities owned by U. Pitt--it pretty much owns everything in that region!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical students seemed to be a good group & they were enjoying themselves. The simulation center is pretty cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and the medical center" More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical center is huge! The are several hospitals clustered together. And Pittsburgh is beautiful, which surprised me." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING. its by far the best school ive been to yet (ive interviewed at 8 schools). just read other sdn posts----they're all accurate. the school is incredible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The area around the school was a lot nicer than I expected and the school itself is so nice. The facilities and hospitals are wonderful and the people are so friendly. I met tons of students that I could se myself becoming friends with." More from this Member | Report Response

"So many things! My student host and her friends were all really fun and nice, clearly enjoying each other's company and happy to be at Pitt. I went out to dinner with several of them, and they were all eager to answer any questions I had. Everyone says Pittsburgh doesn't deserve the bad rap it sometimes gets. On the day of the interview, we started with a two hour tour of the place. The WISER center is phenomenal. How great an idea is it to practice on fake patients first! The other really great part of the tour was that when we got to the gross anatomy lab, the first years were all still in class! The whole tour went in and just mingled with the class for a good 20 minutes, who were all enthusiastic and friendly and happy to talk to us. It was so cool to see all the cadavers. After the tour were a few info sessions, followed by lunch--I should use lunch as an opportunity to say that I was very impressed by my fellow interviewees. I can totally see them as my future classmates, and I'd be really happy about it. Ok, so after lunch were my interviews, which were just great. I had four of them (student, faculty, director of diversity affairs, dean of admissions), and they were all so conversational and interesting that we accidentally ran well over our alotted time in two of them! When the faculty member and I ran over so I was late to #3, she walked me to that interviewer's office, and when we had trouble finding it, she stayed on the search with me until we did. When that one ran over too, she called ahead to let #4 know that's why I was late. All four interviewers started by asking me how my day was going. They were sincerely interested in how my Pitt experience was treating me, plus it was a totally natural way to start a conversation. After all the interviews, I showed up in the admiss office only to find out that there was some random ice cream sundae buffet three floors down! Several of us went dashing down the escalator together, laughing, and got ice cream: what a great end to a great day. A few nonspecific other positive impressions: I love the curriculum: a great combination of structured lecture and PBL, so it's the best of both worlds. All the students say that they're very cooperative with one another: they're always sharing successful study techniques, pointing out which cadaver is good to see what on, emailing charts they made, etc etc. The people at Pitt were truly the most impressive thing. From the students to the staff to the faculty to the other interviewees, everyone was friendly, enthusiastic and warm. Love it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were superb. All the hospitals were linked some how. The WISER Sim center is awesome, absolutely the best in the world. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are second to none and probably the best orthopedics department in the country. Lots of research money and opportunities. Students seemed to like it." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING. Pittsburgh is dedicated to always improving, and the facilities are amazing. WISER is incredible, and there are so many hospitals that med students have access to, right next to the medical school. This was the first school I've gone to where they took us into the anatomy lab while they were dissecting, which was an eye-opening experience. I thought I might get grossed out, but instead I was fascinated!" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are very impressive; med program is very very community based and cooperative environment; students ALL say they are "happy"; rankings are high; lots of research opportunities for students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The resources and facilities available to the students are amazing. Seven hospitals in the area that attract patients from all over the nation and international patients. The simulated patients are incredible. Practically all the students I met were extremely happy where they were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The WISER simulation center. I can't wait to (hopefully) be working in there. They have an outstanding record of success on their boards and the match. There is a HUGE hospital system associated with the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I met at the med school (faculty, staff, and students) were extremely friendly, enthusiastic, and welcoming. The environment was cooperative, not competitive. The Wieser simulation lab was amaaaazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are phenomenal. The students were enthusiastic, the staff impressive. This school is doing a lot of things right." More from this Member | Report Response

"they had excellent facilities, great hospitals surrounding the school as part of the UPMC system. the people were wonderful and i really felt i got a good glimpse of the diversity of individuals that make up pitt's med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities look brand new. Lots of money at school (building new facilities all over the place). Medical school is next to undergrad campus. Their clinical skills lab is absolutely one-of-a-kind amazing. Solid research experiences available to students. UPMC serves a very large community of people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was well organized. I got to meet a lot of students who were very friendly and informative. The school is very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"SIM lab, endless opportunities, lots of hospitals, my faculty interview's passion for what he does, ventilation system in the gross lab!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nearly EVERYTHING! The school really blew me away with: 1) the research!! The people who are doing what I'm interested in doing are really amazing. 2) the organization of its MSTP, and the involvement of the MSTP administrators (they seem not only dedicated to their students, but also make great efforts to stay apprised of each students research and general happiness. The students I met were all very positive about how the Program is run.) 3) its curriculum (longitudinal clinical clerkships during grad. years, a good balance of lecture and PBL); 4) its students (all seemed very bright, well-balanced, and honestly very happy with life at Pitt.); 5) its facilities (they have pretty much anything you could want there -- no need to send samples out -- and they are actively building more) 6) the hospitalS (UPMC is the only hospital system serving Pittsburgh, so they have a ton of opportunities) 7) its strength in history of science/medicine, bioethics, etc. (and the opportunity to take these undergrad. classes) 8) the city -- this is the thing that I was most worried about in checking out the school. But I found Pittsburgh to have a very comfortable, small-town (albeit not bustling) feel to it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, top academics available" More from this Member | Report Response

"*How down to earth and intelligent students were *The extent that the administration listens to student concerns, and you meet with the dean at the end of the interview day. *The WISER center-- didn't think it would be cool as cool as it was but WOW!" More from this Member | Report Response

"WISER simulation lab, extremely friendly students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great. The school runs a massive hospital system that is pretty much all connected to the school directly or with tunnels and skyways. The simulation lab is the best around with 25 simulation mannequins and 10 simulation rooms. The school's committment to constantly improving the curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pitt has an incredible simulation lab with more mannequins than any other institution in the country. Pitt has a huge, modern medical center comprising many different hospitals. Most importantly though, everybody at the school was extremely friendly and helpful. They stress their focus on treating students well and respecting them as real people--my visit certainly confirmed this." More from this Member | Report Response

"simulation lab, current med students kicked ass, thoughtfulness of curriculum design, and opportunities to do research in the regular md program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome SimMan lab, just incredible. A really well done tour, showed the best of the medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pitt seems to have very good clinical affiliations. The area is just a med school surrounded by like a million hospitals, it's the hub of where medicine is practiced in Western PA. It is also research-intensive, lots of opportunities there. Admissions staff were very friendly and the students were too (the few we met). The simulation lab is really amazing - I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else!" More from this Member | Report Response

"1) school has 16 simulated mannequins (mad cool), called sim-mans, AND a sim-baby. pitt has a separate department that's responsible for its maintenance and how they are employed to teach students. GW only had one and Mt. Sinai only had two. first and second years don't really get a chance to use it as much, but the sim-mans are a staple for the students' third and fourth year education. the sim-mans + regular clinical rotations in the third and fourth year means the students get tons of clinical exposure and really learn their stuff. 2) being in an underserved urban community, their are ample amounts of clinical exposure for the students which begins in the first year. 3) Pass/Fail grading system with no internal ranking among the students means that the students are not competitive and they tend to work together a lot. 4) Pittsburgh is a pretty cool town as well. city provides all of the cultural opportunities of a big city, but has a small town friendliness about it (I live in NYC). 5) students do WELL above the national average on the USMLE and Pitt's match list is pretty darn good. 6) Pitt is the hub of medicine for the western part of pennsylvania, so med students get exposed to all sorts of cases --> great clinical exposure " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students all seemed happy with their choice. The WISER facility with the simulation options was the largest I've seen. The faculty seemed genuinly interested in working with students and their ideas." More from this Member | Report Response

"Teaching facilities are pretty cool and there seem to be all of programs to help students explore their interests (i.e., flexibility in combined degree programs, fellowships, etc.). Also, there are many many hospitals afffiliated with Pitt, which is always a benefit. Also, compared to California, Pittsburgh is an incredibly affordable city to live in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour...this school's facilities were AMAZING" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities at pitt are awesome! the students and staff really seem to be enjoying themselves and are extremely helpful the sim lab is great with about 16 sims to practice on" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of my interviewers were great - easy to talk to and great conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the old town feeling of the city, the amount of effort and money they are putting into the school and their programs to make this a better school, the new Hillman cancer institute, the simulation lab was really cool, the fact that they will have a third biomedical science tower pretty soon which will house a neurodegenerative institute along with a lot of imaging and structural biology facilities, how friendly everyone was (the faculty and student interviers, random students and PIs we met with). Overall, I really liked the school and I was quite surprised about that too. Went in thinking Pitt would be my safety school, but I actually ended up liking it a lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital buildings are really pleasant inside. The simulation lab is amazing. I quite like the city of Pittsburgh, which combines the best features of big cities and small towns." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was incredibly friendly and knowledgable about their school. The students were friendly and seemed quite happy and, for lack of a better description, NORMAL. My interviewers were engaging, pleasant and did a great job of conveying the school's interest in me as a person, not just a set of numbers. The campus and facilities are very impressive, and the town seems like a great place to live. I also appreciated the continental breakfast, although I was too paranoid about my suit to consume anything other than apple juice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The nice, welcoming, personal, and trusting environment cherished by faculty, staff, administrators, and students. My faculty interviewer treated me with a lot of respect, and was very positive!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I mentioned to Dean Curtiss that I would like to contact a certain group of non-trad students and he e-mailed me the list before I got home from the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the people were wonderful, the students truly love the school. I just had a wonderful feeling" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pittsburgh is a great school in a nice city, and all of the students really seem to like going there. Great facilities and lots of research money." More from this Member | Report Response

"The genuine interest of my faculty interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"simulation center, enthusiastic students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at Pitt is incredibly nice! They must put something in the water, because every admissions staff member, faculty member, and student was nothing but helpful and had great things to say about the school. The curriculum seems very effective, I like that they want everyone to do some sort of research during med school. And the simulation lab is awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly. Curriculum seems well thought-out." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is GREAT!! I liked Pittsburgh and the faculty and admissions office people were so nice. I felt that everyone was really happy they had a chance to meet us. UPMC is huge." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Pitt Med is fantastic. The clincal and research strengths really work well together here to make for an outstanding medical school and hospital system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything honestly. The school REALLY cares about you as a student, they are incredibly welcoming and informative. The tour was great, little long though. My interviewers were SOOOOOO nice and welcoming. I honestly felt as if I was talking to an old friend, it was so casual, both faculty and student interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The program is absolutely outstanding. There are doctors practicing in every specialty that a student could be interested in. Students are trained to communicate well in Problem Based Learning Groups, respond well in the simulation lab and practice well on clinical rotations at one of the finest hospitals in the country. The students seemed well rounded and bright without having medical school be their only focus in life." More from this Member | Report Response

"great facilities, very good interviewers, very cooperative and low-stress student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"The LENGTHY tour...they actually took time to show us A LOT and there was no rush and it was extensive so long, but WORTHWHILE. Also, the fact that one interview is done by a student is very impressive. Actually feels like a campus instead of one big building because there are so many hospitals and buildings all interconnected." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone seemed happy to be there and really gung ho about thier school and the opportunities it provides, the city seemed like it could defenitely be cool, the other interviewees were pretty laid back and seemed down to earth which is nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"the student-faculty interaction and opportunities available to students. 3rd years get to second assist on surgery during their rotation!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The academics were pretty outstanding." More from this Member | Report Response

"Simulation lab. Quite unique to UPitt but gimicky. The anatomy lab was nice and everything looked new. All the buildings are connected so you wouldn't need to leave once you are inside one of the building. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pittsburgh is a nice city, and the simulation lab is awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The UPitt area of town is pretty nice and cozy. The 1st year students did not seem overly stressed out even though they were in the midst of a few exams. Very clean anatomy labs. Pittsburgh is EXTREMELY cheap!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new simulation lab is awesome. They have the most sim. bodies in the country (16) and they really seem to have a great program going to get students to use them in a helpful way. The faculty was really nice and the students were all very friendly and spoke very highly of the school. Also, Pittsburgh seems like a great place to live despite it's reputation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Simulation lab (Wiser program)." More from this Member | Report Response

"People: students, factuly and staff all seemed to be very happy and excited about being at Pitt. Simulation lab was amazing! Curriculum: how PBL works, grading and block system. Many hospitals right next to the medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Simulation lab, satisfaction of the students, cheap living expenses" More from this Member | Report Response

"The true satisfaction of the students. The advanced technology of the school and the simulation labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation lab is absolutely amazing!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"simulation labs, people, and pittsburgh" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. you gotta love pitt" More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation lab was nice. Also, the anatomy labs didn't smell. There's also a NICE new gym across the street from the med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"cool and nice students and staff. How nice my faculty and student interviewers are!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation lab is awesome. Creepy, but awesome. The instructors give you the notes for class in a syllabus. I liked that alot." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities, student/faculty enthusiam" More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation lab, the students, and people. Pitt is doing some great things!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Caring environment, community-like feel between students and faculty, the many facilities available, state-of-the-art equipment. Cost of living in Pittsburgh is pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a fantastic faculty interview. We had the same medical interests; she was very down-to-earth. The student interview went very well also. Everyone was extremely easy to talk to. The tour was long but I was impressed with their facilities. Most of the hospitals are interconnected. Plus it's in a pretty good area of Pittsburgh." More from this Member | Report Response

"the new athletics/recreational facility is amazing. the anatomy and the simulation labs were also very nice. the students, in general, seem to love the place. housing is also very affordable, and there seem to be enough activities to participate in outside of med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiastic students and faculty, excellent hospital system, tons of activities in Pittsburgh" More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation lab, PBL, how happy the students are!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation facilities, the friendly atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very open and positive environment. Even met some second years at Starbucks who were not involved with the interview process, and they had many good things to say about the school. Their patient simulation facility was pretty amazing - you get to practice many critical skills as a med student that would be hard to come by in a clinical setting. Pitt is a beautiful city too, and most of the medical facilities are connected. With so many medical centers and only one medical school, Pitt offers many more opportunities involving students than most other schools!!! Two thumbs up." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation lab, the students, the library, Oakland" More from this Member | Report Response

"students and fellow interviewees...the students there are cool" More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid back lax atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical center encompasses a lot of different hospitals and is a great place for any specialty. Also, the atmosphere of Pittsburgh is really cool, and it's an affordable place to live." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities: namely the GA and histology labs, the simulated patient area, sheer number of teaching hospitals in the area; admissions office staff was very friendly; pittsburgh itself is much prettier than one would expect (when looking from above... see below for more on this); curriculum/grading (they have a History of Medicine faculty member who is very interesting); very obvious committment to making this a "big-dog" school; the quality/normalness of the students and the other applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone involved. All the students seemed happy there. The great facilities (especially the simulations lab. Way cool robot patients). The curriculum (Pass/Fail, block system). The city (not too big, not too small. Seems like there would be plenty of stuff to do)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy and interested the students were and how new the medical facilities were--the anatomy lab is so nice =). I also liked how the curriculum is structured." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the staff, students and faculty were very nice and approachable" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interviewer was great! He made sure that I was calm and all of the questions were the "get to know you" type. The 15 minute interview with the admissions member was very informal. She was very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Emphasis on research; laid-back students; low cost of living in Pittsburgh" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities and the curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem to really love Pitt, the city, the school, and the things that are happening there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum, all the students seem happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer was great. Although he kind of put me on the spot at first, the conversation we had was very enjoyable. He not only took the time to really get to know me, but also shared a great deal of insight about medicine and life in general (He was a 77 yr. old retired Doc...really had alot of inspiring things to say). I also liked the Curriculum and the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice everyone was, students were really cool and got along, faculty was great; curriculum is new and does a good mix of PBL and traditional stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very nice. He walked me to the cafe to show me where i could get some coffee. UPMC is impressive as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new weightroom right across the street from the dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really nice & the program seems good." More from this Member | Report Response

"(1) The town itself. Pittsburgh is a friendly place, unlike most big cities. (2) The curriculum, which is half problem-based and half lecture. (3) The students, who seem to get along and hang out a lot together. Some are usually found at the bars in Squirrel Hill or ShadySide on Saturday night, so if you are there you might want to head over." More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of hospitals associated with the school and their reputation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities, no doubt about that. Solid curriculum, great location, great hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculum is flexible and focused on how to best provide the massive quantity of information in a manageable format. the curriculum also allows for a great deal of active synthesis of material to help students learn to use the information they are learning, not just recite it. the student body is made up of all sorts of people who appear to be really happy at Pitt. Pittsburgh itself is a really nice city with lots to offer both in the city and just outside. A healthy place to be a student" More from this Member | Report Response

"What didn't? I knew little of the school and less of the city. The schools' financial and material resources are both significant. I really liked all of the students and faculty that I met. I have interviewed at three schools so far (good schools!) and Pitt did by far the best sales job on me! They also scheduled comparatively long periods of time between interviews, and I ended up talking to the faculty guys for over an hour each. Each one was also appropriate to my fields of interest. The fairly progressive and integrated curriculum also was attractive. The city seems fine.. clean by our standards, and relatively low-crime. There are good, cheap college eats available in Oakland. In short, the effort that the institution and the MDPhD office are putting into elevating the status of their already-quite good program is impressive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students absolutely LOVE it there, cheap rent, great faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city is full of character and the people are extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city. I didn't know Pitt is such a beautiful city." More from this Member | Report Response

"students are very happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The importance they give to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was nice, the area was affordable, the people were great." More from this Member | Report Response

"the genuinely friendly and happy everyone was that I came in contact with" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was very courteous and I was very well recieved. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How much the students love their school. Every one of them was more than willing to talk about the school and it made a wonderful impression on me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very happy. My student interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculum and the anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly. The students, staff, and faculty were trying to sell the school to me. They came across as if they were honored to have me interested in their school rather than vice versa." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is great and the students are very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"the happiness of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great, Pittsburgh is beautiful, my faculty interviewer and I really clicked, and the admissions director is very outgoing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly students and the surrounding area- take time to walk around Oakland, Shadyside, etc!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the town of pittsburgh - i was raelly surprised that it was a cool city and there was stuff to do - the students loved the school and the facilities were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are SOO happy. I had a twisted notion of the city and Pittsburgh is actually very beautiful. The school has a ton of money. I was very impressed by both the research resource and the clinical resource. Overall it was very positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"A ton of things. Happy students, sat in on PBL class, great teaching hospitals, location..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students"