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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ashasnarf, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. ashasnarf

    ashasnarf Member 10+ Year Member

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    Anyone hear anything from this school?
    What does it take to get in here? What was the interview like? Thanks.
     
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  3. I interviewed in December. They dont respond to ANYONE until early March. Interview was with one student and one faculty member. Both interviews were blind.
     
  4. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    When you say they don't respond to anyone, you mean anyone who has interviewed? I have seen quite a few people get rejections w/o interviews. I however, have neither been invited to interview nor rejected yet.
     
  5. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    Hmmm..my interview was not blind...

    The dude who interviewed me just said he didn't have time to go over my app before I got there..that was all :)
     
  6. Drako

    Drako Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    My experience: One interview was blind, one was not. The latter interviewer had my primary essay and practice vision.

    The interview process starts at 9:00 with a welcoming talk from the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. Her name is Linda. She is the friendliest and funniest person you could possibly know. Very pleasant experience indeed.

    After half an hour, you are given a tour of the school and facilities by a staff member. My tour guide was Amber. The best part of the tour will be the part where she takes you to see Pittsburgh. I won't spoil this for you, but you will like it. Also, there will be homework assignment given to you during the tour! I thought that was very cool.

    The next half hour will be spent discussing the curriculum. This is the part where Pittsburgh SOM shines! This is for you to decide whether or not you like the school and its teaching philosophy. For me, it rocks! Keep in mind I am bias a little because U. of Pittsburgh SOM is my top choice.

    After this, you go to lunch with the meal ticket that was given to you when you first got to the Admissions Office. It is valued at $5.00. You might think that it is not a lot, but it IS a lot. I only used half of the its value and had one of my best lunches in years. Maybe because I was so darn hungry after a very long, tiring flight and three hours of driving. Third years med students will show up and for me, there were a lot of them. It was quite an experience!! Again, that part rocks!

    After lunch, you go and find your interviewer, depending on your schedule, which was given to you when you first got to the Office of Admissions.

    An interview with a medical student.

    An interview with a medical doctor/faculty.

    Both of mine was no stress. I felt like I have known both of my interviewers for some time and we were just conversing about all sort of things. The blind interview with the medical student might feel a bit like a cookie cutter to you because he/she is suppposed to ask you a certain number of questions. Relax! Be yourself! It's a conversation with a future schoolmate.

    After the interviews, you are to return to the Office of Admissions for a chat with Linda before you are asked to fill out an evaluation form.

    Once you turn in the form, your day is done.

    Tip: go downtown and look around. talk to people on the street! Boys, the people are awesome!
     
  7. barb

    barb Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    My application was complete in early October and I have yet to hear a peep out of them since, negative or otherwise. I've since received 5 interview invites from some pretty ok schools, and yet this one has been ignoring me for going on 3 months now so know that you're not alone.
     
  8. megkudos

    megkudos Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I got a nice thin rejection letter from them about two months after I was complete. So if you haven't heard it's probably not a bad thing :)
     
  9. PunkRockDoc

    PunkRockDoc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I finished my secondary for Pitt in mid November (Pitt's my top choice, and I took A LOT of time on the secondary essays). Haven't heard a peep from them, except an email saying that my application was incomplete (there was some confusion with my recommendations).
     
  10. wes c. adle

    wes c. adle Member 7+ Year Member

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    UCLA2001,

    Does UPitt send out all its acceptances/rejections/waitlistings together in March? I'm interviewing in mid February, so I'm wondering when I would hear. Thanks for the feedback.
     
  11. wes c. adle

    wes c. adle Member 7+ Year Member

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    bump. Anyone?
     
  12. tonem

    tonem Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    They usually accept a large chunk at the end of Feb. then do rolling admissions from then on. It might be in March this year because of all the AMCAS delays. People that interview 2-3 weeks before the "big day" are included in the mass acceptance, later interviewees are admitted in the rolling admissions part of the process.
     
  13. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    My student host here said that over 60% of the applicants are rejected on the SOLE basis of what they wrote about in their "moral dilemma" question....

    My student interviewer said the same thing.
     
  14. megkudos

    megkudos Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    EEkk that's so weird that they'd reject you based on the moral dilemna question. It's hard cuz I think a lot of people have trouble thinking of what to write about. It'd be different if they gave you a scenario or something and you wrote about it but pulling stuff like that out of your a** give me a break!!

    It's kinda funny when I think about it though. In some twisted way :)
     
  15. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A. 10+ Year Member

     
  16. barb

    barb Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Received a very nice rejection from them today. I was rejected without an interview. <img src="graemlins/pissy.gif" border="0" alt="[Pissy]" /> <img src="graemlins/pity.gif" border="0" alt="[Pity]" />
     

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