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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

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

What was the most interesting question?

"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." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"My faculty interviewer asked me about health care insurance. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't really do any. I read interview feedback and the school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The simulation lab is awesome. Creepy, but awesome. The instructors give you the notes for class in a syllabus. I liked that alot." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The weather was bad but what can you do? The university owned apartments were really big and expensive by my standards. I would have to work up to living there by myself since I heard 2 bedrooms are scarce." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I'd known that attending classes was no big deal. I would've tried to sit in on a first year class." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had no opinion of Pitt when I went there but now I really really like it. The cafeteria had decent food, everyone I met was nice, the curriculum seems well thought out. All the feedback I read on here is really honest and accurate. I knew what to expect. I was stressed because it was my very first interview. My interviewers really tried to make it a low stress day. The student interview was about 45 minutes as was the faculty interview. It was more conversational. My student interviewer didn't even take notes and he only knew my name. The faculty had my personal statement. Then I had a 15 minute meeting with the dean. As far as I could tell she only had my picture. Oh yeah they ask you to bring a picture with you to the interview so if you have pictures left over from your secondaries, hold on to them. The tour was long but informative. They really try to familiarize you with the school and surrounding area. If you plan to do any sightseeing on your own tho, bring your comfortable shoes!!! The school is on a seriously steep hill. " 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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