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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why medicine? Tell me about you background and your motivations. How do you handle stress?" Report Response

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

"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? " Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? How will you keep from becoming a jaded doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me something that your friends may not know about you or may find surprising." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a weakness." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview Feedback (SDN), Read Pitt's brochures, Pitt's Website, reread my secondary app essay" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How cheap the cost of living in Pittsburgh is relative to other cities... Its also funny to hear the way picture Pittsburgh (old, dirty, steel, etc..) and how far it is from the truth. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are 3 interviews: 1 Faculty(1 hr., closed file), 1 student(1 hr., closed file), Admissions staff(15 min., open file) All the interviewers are just trying to get to know you. The faculty and student interview carry the same weight and summarize the interview they had with you as well as rate you on a 10 point scale. The day lasts from 8:45am until about 3pm. The day also includes breakfast and lunch, a "Welcome" talk, a tour (with time spent in "anatomy museum"), and a bit long-winded discussion on the curriculum. You receive a stack of papers and a book upon arriving. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere seems congenial. Curriculum is constantly changing which shows a commitment to the students and their input and ideas. Strong research facilities and partnerships in the region make UPMC an attractive residency choice as well. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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