Interview

Your Interview

When we receive your completed supplemental application, we will review your credentials in considering whether to interview you. All interview offers are made via e-mail, and you will not be admitted to the school without an interview.

We receive over 7,000 applications for 148 spots in each class. Obviously, we cannot interview everyone; only those candidates we believe best match our program are extended an invitation to interview.

After your interview, the Admissions Committee will notify you by mail whether you have been accepted, not accepted, or placed on the wait-list for admission starting January 30th. 

Your Interview Day

Your interview day begins in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, located on the fifth floor of Scaife Hall, Suite S520. Our office is located to the left of the Morning Grounds coffee shop.

Interviews are offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (excluding university holidays) beginning in mid-August and concluding in mid-December. The interview day begins at 8:30 AM and concludes at roughly 3:30 PM. You should plan on arriving no later than 8:15 AM. A continental breakfast will be available beginning at 8:00 AM, and your interview day will begin with a welcome greeting from one of our Deans at 8:30 AM. If you arrive prior to 8:00 AM, please feel free to relax in the Morning Grounds coffee shop.

During your visit, you will have an opportunity to tour the School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center facilities. Portions of the tour will be outside, so we recommend bringing weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes, if desired. After the tour, you will receive an overview of the curriculum, student life, and the admissions process prior to having lunch with our medical students.

You will begin the afternoon with your student interview, followed by an interview with a member of our faculty, a team-based exercise, and a faculty-led small group discussion. The afternoon will conclude with a presentation on funding your medical education.

We suggest that if you are making airline reservations, be sure to schedule your departure time after 6:00 PM to allow for ample travel time to the airport.