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JonnieQuest

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    Hey ya'll...I was wondering for those of you who have interviewed at Pitt, did you stay with a host? do they have a host program? or did you get a hotel?

    My computer doesn't allow me to check out their website today...I keep getting an error message.

    thanks,
    jonnieq
     

    steve007

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      hey,
      try priceline. i got a really sweet room at the hilton for 50. if you give priceline a shot, keep in mind that the schools in oakland so i'd go as far as downtown pittsburgh.
       

      auster

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        I wouldn't stay in downtown - your best bet is to stay with a host, but if not, stay in Oakland... Unlike many cities, downtown Pittsburgh is not where people really live. After 6 or so (when the business people leave), there are very few people downtown, which makes you feel like the city is dead... It isn't, just people hang out in the many neighborhoods around, rather than in downtown. I love this aspect of Pittsburgh, but it confused the heck out of me when I first moved here!
         
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        FutureERDoc

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          I stayed with a host, and it was much better than staying in a hotel because my host took me for a mini-tour of the city and a billion of my questions were answered. Plus, my host was awesome, and gave me a feel of the student body there. There is a .pdf file of hosts and their emails on the website, so save the 50-60 bucks and stay with a willing host.
           

          J33

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            I have an interview coming up at Pitt, and I wondered if anyone has any advice on what I should see while I'm there, either at the med school or in the surrounding area. With some of my other interviews, I wished I had more time to talk to students or check out the area. The tours are usually pretty weak. Any advice would be appreciated.
             

            TheFlash

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              If you're interviewing at Pitt next week, it's going to be hella hard to find a student host. Only MSI's and II's are listed as hosts, and they're all are having exams next week! Fortunately I got lucky and a really nice MSII is offering to host me, even though he's got a test the next day.

              Usually though, it seems that Pitt students have a really well run hosting program. I'd suggest going that route for your interview. :)

              TF
               

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                Originally posted by J33
                I have an interview coming up at Pitt, and I wondered if anyone has any advice on what I should see while I'm there, either at the med school or in the surrounding area. With some of my other interviews, I wished I had more time to talk to students or check out the area. The tours are usually pretty weak. Any advice would be appreciated.

                Check out Mount Washington via the Monongahaley (sp?) and/or Dusquesne Incline for a very spectacular view of the city-especially at night. Also, the Cathedral of Learning is pretty neat. Take a tour of the Nationality Classrooms. Make sure that someone shows you inside the Pederson Event Center, which is right across the street from the medschool. It's really nice, and very convenient to be able to walk right across the street to work out every day. Check out Walnut Street in Shadyside for some cool shops, and Shadyside in general for a good idea of where most of the medstudents live.
                 

                FutureERDoc

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                  TOP TEN MUST DO'S WHILE IN PITT ON MED SCHOOL INTERVIEW:

                  10. Walk around campus for at least 30 min
                  9. Drink a beer at one of the many pubs/bars
                  8. Visit Carnegie Library and Museums (across from Cathedral of Learning). Go to 2nd Fl computers to check email (all campus computers require login to access the internet)
                  7. Eat at an burrito, indian, or sandwich place (panera's is good!)
                  6. Visit campus bookstore and medical school bookstore
                  5. Drive by conservatorium and the park near it (can't remember name).
                  4. Drive throug shadyside, then squirrel hill, gawk at big houses around frick park.
                  3. Go through frick park. Tell yourself "I could totally do this..."
                  2. Go down to the waterfront. Gawk at Loews theather. Have dinner at one of the restaurants there.

                  And the number one thing to do while interviewing at Pitt:

                  1. Climb of cardiac hill the morning of your interview without passing out, hyperventilating, or being a big sweat ball when you walk into the office....

                  oh...and maybe visit the the new peterson events center...but I didnt do that (wish I did)....

                  I had a good time...hope you guys do too!

                  p.s. Anyone feel free to add to my list!
                   

                  RoccoWJ

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                    I go to school approximately 20 minutes away from Pittsburgh. If anyone wants to know anything about hotels, resturants or any other accomidations feel free to drop me a line. I interview at Pitt on Dec 2.

                    724-503-1070 ext. 7039


                    Rock
                     

                    hapkidochic

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                      i'm interviewing at pitt on Jan 16. I've been trying for a few weeks to get a student host but nobody's responding to my emails so i might resort to a hotel. I know pitt provides a list of hotels. Has anyone stayed at any of these? Are they conveniently located? I don't want to spend a ton of money on taxis so which ones, if any, can be accessed by public transportation from the airport? thanks and happy new year!
                       

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                        i'm interviewing at pitt on Jan 16. I've been trying for a few weeks to get a student host but nobody's responding to my emails so i might resort to a hotel. I know pitt provides a list of hotels. Has anyone stayed at any of these? Are they conveniently located? I don't want to spend a ton of money on taxis so which ones, if any, can be accessed by public transportation from the airport? thanks and happy new year!

                        Most students are probably home for the holidays but I would assume that they will return before your interview on Jan. 16th. Your best bet would be to try contacting them after the new year and hopefully one can host you. If not you'll be stuck in a hotel
                         

                        sunflower79

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                          Holiday Inn is very close, 10 min walk. Wyndham hotel is a bit closer and pricier. Best Western is probably also 10 min away but in undergrad slum area known as South Oakland.

                          Relax, as the staff should tell you once you get the interview it means you have what it takes. Now we just want to know what you're like, make sure you have some personality (not too much though if you know what I mean!). Best to you all :)
                           

                          J33

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                            I ended up staying in the Wyndham, and it was actually cheaper than any of the other hotels when I booked. It was a nice, short walk to the med school (probably 5-7 min.), and near several restaurants. I recommend it if you get a good price.
                             
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