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U Pittsburgh Med Ctr
State: Pennsylvania
Freida: 040-41-21-139
Positions: 6
Years: 4
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 228
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 247
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 34%

Applied, Received Interview:
00020, Temple University, Step 1: 235, Step 2: 254, AOA
00022, UMDNJ - New Jersey, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 243, AOA
00046, , Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252
00134, University of Colorado, Step 1: 230, Step 2: 241
00144, Southern Illinois University, Step 1: 223, Step 2: 239
00145, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 224
00146, University of North Carolina, Step 1: 202, Step 2: 243
00150, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 229, Step 2: 235
00189, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 269, AOA
00203, Marshall University, Step 1: 234, Step 2: 232
00217, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 224
00218, University of Kentucky, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 258
00221, Kansas City University, , Step 2: 221, AOA
00301, University of Maryland, Step 1: 230, Step 2: 245
00302, Edward Via Virgina College, Step 1: 221
00304, Anonymous, Step 1: 221, Step 2: 230
00415, Boston University, Step 1: 241, Step 2: 263
00444, Kansas City University, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 240
00521, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 257
00541, Northeastern Ohio Universities, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 235
00622, University of North Carolina, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 263, AOA
01271, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 217, AOA
02332, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 250
02608, Emory University, Step 1: 220, Step 2: 260
02678, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 254
02867, Georgetown University, Step 1: 235, Step 2: 256
03065, Lake Erie College - Erie, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 229
03093, Texas Tech University, Step 1: 239, Step 2: 264
03172, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 275, AOA
03232, Michigan State University (DO), Step 1: 244, Step 2: 254
03653, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 251
03776, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 244
03917, Virginia Commonwealth University, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 280, AOA
03953, Temple University, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 245, AOA
14012, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 243
14023, Pennsylvania State University, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 244
14108, University of Kansas, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 255

Applied, No Interview:
00064, Virginia Commonwealth University, Step 1: 197, Step 2: 192
00147, , Step 1: 245, Step 2: 247
00307, Anonymous,
02345, , Step 1: 250, Step 2: 249
02617, Anonymous, Step 1: 222
02688, Michigan State University (DO), Step 1: 244
02714, , Step 1: 248, Step 2: 247
02730, University of Miami, Step 1: 212, Step 2: 253
03010, Anonymous, Step 1: 211
03011, Anonymous,
03273, Chicago College of Mid. University, Step 1: 198
03331, Anonymous, Step 1: 215, Step 2: 245
03610, Lake Erie College - Erie, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 235
03684, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
13895, Drexel University, Step 1: 250, Step 2: 233
13983, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 256
14022, , Step 1: 234, Step 2: 232
14153, Anonymous, Step 1: 210, Step 2: 253
14235, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 262
14250, UMDNJ - New Jersey, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 257
16942, Anonymous, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 243
16945, Western University of Health Sciences, Step 1: 214, Step 2: 244, AOA

Interview Experiences
Very good.
4 or 5 interviewers
Long interview day involving tour of their simulation center (WISER), information sessions, 5 interviews (PD, chair of residency selection committee, director of intern year portion of categorical program, 2 other faculty members), lunch, tour, group meet
Somewhat disorganized.
loved it here
Dinner the night before with the residents at local restaurant was great. Long interview day starts around 7:30 am and finishes around 4:30. 5 x 15 minute interviews with PD and several other faculty. Low stress. Tour of UPMC Presby/Montefiore the other h
really LONG interview day (7-3:30!)
Hotel was nice, dinner was OK. 5 interviews that were all very relaxed. Longer interview day--didn't leave until 4:30PM despite interviewing in the AM.
Impressive, welcoming.
My secret #1, fell to #2 due to high cost of living.
Program Advantages
A very resident friendly program..I guess one of the programs with good reputation, have a wholesome exposure and then are good to the residents.
great sim center, research $
Just about everything (seriously). Pain, regional, CT, peds, OB, research/academics. UPMC has a huge critical care presence, although not much anesthesiology-CC presence. UPMC is clearly dedicated to resident training/education and not so interested in u
Well known and well respected department.
the ideal program. happy residents, unbelievable case opportunities, friendly chair and PD.
LOTS of regional/acute pain/chronic pain. Residents not primary work force (CRNA's within system). LARGE case load. Residents seemed happy.
faculty is really approachable, easy to get publications here - many residents have written book chapters, international rotations in Sicily, Ireland, and two week mission trips, strong didactic programs, strong ICU and transplant experiences
Great intern year. Regional, pain and ICU are very strong rotations. PD is very resident friendly.
Everything; diversity, moonlighting, complexity of cases, resident comraderie (9/10), PD looking out for the residents, work hours are great, fellowship match and national/world connections are top rate. Location was also key. Matched here #1 and got a ph
Residents are small part of work force (thus emphasis on teaching and getting best possible cases for them)→ program could support 4x more residents but chooses not too, Call schedule: start at 3pm-7am (have the day off until come in at 3pm, have ne
Residents are small part of work force (thus emphasis on teaching and getting best possible cases for them)→ program could support 4x more residents but chooses not too, Call schedule: start at 3pm-7am (have the day off until come in at 3pm, have ne
Program Disadvantages
couldn't think of many
residents from 2 other programs in the city share peds cases, plus fellows. chair seems out of touch with residents.
Location?
Volume too large, seemed like residents were almost disposable. Residents with some very odd personalities. I was disappointed by this program; thought I would rank it highly before the interview, but not a good fit for me.
pittsburgh is great, but not awesome. would definitely practice here though.
Not many. Traveling back and forth to main hospital for didactics?
lots of hospitals for rotations (minimum of 5, ~20 in the system), wasn't really impressed with Pittsburgh
Peds and OB seemed comparatively weaker. Limited in-house moonlighting (mostly OB). Personally I'm not huge into Pittsburgh.
Lots of scheduled weekly didactics (protected)
Donít currently have a chair of the department (having difficulty finding one), Location- city is nice, but still a big city, Many clinical sites (they claim it is a great thing and try heavy to push itÖ you will work at least 6 different places)--> Could
Donít currently have a chair of the department (having difficulty finding one), Location- city is nice, but still a big city, Many clinical sites (they claim it is a great thing and try heavy to push itÖ you will work at least 6 different places)--> Could