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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 you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

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

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"no really difficult questions, just usual application, how you got to medicine stuff..." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, upitt website, propaganda mailed from school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"heard complaints of pittsburgh, but i grew up there and personally really enjoy the city... " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"had heard reports there was no student housing, which is not true. approximately 40% of students live in student housing, which from a couple students reviews were very nice and affordable" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"one interview with a first year student, about 40 minutes, questions provided for student interviewer by admissions office. the student interview is completely closed file and was rather relaxed. this was followed by a 45-60 minute faculty interview, which is almost closed, although they do get to see your personal statement. also, fairly relaxed. then i had a 15 minute interview with the assistant dean of admission. the last interview is open-file, and for the most part seemed to be more so the school could gauge how interested you were in pitt (he asked me questions such as, how many schools did you apply to? how many interviews do you have?). all in all, while long, the interviews were very relaxed, and of the other propsective students who were there with me that day that i spoke with afterwards, all had similar experiences. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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