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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

No Response

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 (plus group interviews)

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How does your major connect to medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why Pitt?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Asked me about my thesis research" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Has anything especially encouraged or discouraged your motivation for medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Lots of varied clinical exposure" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I felt (and later met other interviewees who felt similarly) that many of the students we met were from Pitt's undergrad assurance program or were otherwise from the area. While the students weren't not excited, they seemed somehow a bit more subdued than many students I've met at schools of similar caliber." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The tour is a straight up hike and they do not give you much time to change shoes so show up in the shoes you want to wear on the tour" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I personally did not like Pitt at all, partially because of its lackluster facilities (the arena across the street from the school is much nicer than any of the hospitals) but also because the group interview felt forced and superficial. I have met numerous other applicants who felt the same way and even an applicant from the area who said the area was a terrible place to live (but in much ruder terms). While the school does have great opportunities to offer, this was one of those interviews I genuinely am glad I went to interview because it showed the school was not a good fit for me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

2 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

Pittsburgh

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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