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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm, from a big city with lots of night life, so I guess Pitt compared to where I come from had less night life... but it's such a big deal" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the weather will be so nice that I wouldn't have to pack so many warm clothes and coat. But I heard that will change pretty soon. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was over two days for the MD/PhD students. The first day was for the MD/PhD program and the second was for the MD program. Had 6 interviews on the first day and two on the second (a student and a faculty interview). Overall, interviews were low key and easy going. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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