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Did anyone take a shot of whiskey or vodka before they walked into the interview?
 

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Did anyone take a shot of whiskey or vodka before they walked into the interview?
yeah, every time. i like hennessy, personally. didn't you see the favorite drink thread? premed = lush
 

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Did anyone take a shot of whiskey or vodka before they walked into the interview?
Jeez, dude, lighten up. An interview is just a conversation with another person. They usually aren't even remotely hostile. I understand that you may get a little nervous before your first interview of the interview season but once you get over that you are going to be an "old hand" at selling yourself.
 
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Take a shot? Why, so you can stink of liquor and turn red? No thanks.
 

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lol, i would say, if you need a shot to deal with life's pressures, you are on the wrong path
 

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for relaxing times, make it santory time
 

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... and turn red? No thanks.

someone's asian...

favorite drinking quote: "I drink to make other people interesting.." That said, there were a number of occasions in hindsight where I coulda used a shot or two before my interviews!
 

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Take a shot? Why, so you can stink of liquor and turn red? No thanks.
yea that's what i was thinking...i was actually wondering if this thread was a joke. An interview, although nerve-wracking is nothing in the grand scheme of things. if one needs a shot for an interview, what about for more important life issues?
 

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swifteagle43 said:
Did anyone take a shot of whiskey or vodka before they walked into the interview?
Sounds like a smarter thing to do shortly after the interview day.
 

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I agree with Panda Bear and Yatzek. We are interviewing to become physicians. We will one day have people's lives in our very hands. You think that a conversation with someone about yourself and why you want to enter medicine is so nerve wrecking that you need a drug to calm you down? What are you going to do when you are a doctor one day and a patient has cardiac arrest and starts coding? Are you going to take a few bong hits to mellow you out first?

People, we are aspiring to become doctors - one of the most important jobs, if not the most important. Part of the reason why they require interviews at all is to see if we can function properly under a little pressure. They are not out to get us (although we may feel that way some time). With enough practice and preparation, any med school applicant should be able to hold themselves together during an interview.
 

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I totally agree with the unbridled preaching of the holier-than-thou, oh hallowed profession types on this one.
 

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I totally agree with the unbridled preaching of the holier-than-thou, oh hallowed profession types on this one.
Haha, thanks everyone for preaching, but i think i agree with the op - take the shot. I'd go with benedictine liqueur, though :p ..

An interview is a time where you have one chance, and one chance only, to be completely smooth and outgoing in about 30 minutes. This is not the same as doing surgery or dealing with your life issues.
 

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Actually, on second thought, yes - please do take the shot. As soon as the interviewer smells alcohol on your breath, your rejection letter will be signed, sealed and delivered faster than you can say "bottom's up." :laugh:

Come on, help me get off these waitlists!
 
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Fusion said:
Actually, on second thought, yes - please do take the shot. As soon as the interviewer smells alcohol on your breath, your rejection letter will be signed, sealed and delivered faster than you can say "bottom's up." :laugh:

Come on, help me get off these waitlists!
:laugh: :laugh: now the gunners come out. :thumbup:

but seriously what are people thinking? how would it go over on an interview to have alcohol on your breath?
 

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:laugh: :laugh: now the gunners come out. :thumbup:

but seriously what are people thinking? how would it go over on an interview to have alcohol on your breath?
I dont think the interviewers are going to be sitting that close to you. And its not like you're going to be drunk. I dont think it would hurt applicants as much as they think. I mean, it'd be really detrimental for some, but, other interviewers might not even care.
 

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I think this thread was taken all to seriously. Did anyone really take a shot before going into an interview? It just isn't logical. You would need at least 4 or 5 shots about an hour before hand for it to have the relaxing effects you seem to be searching for. :cool:
 

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Ross434 said:
I dont think the interviewers are going to be sitting that close to you. And its not like you're going to be drunk. I dont think it would hurt applicants as much as they think. I mean, it'd be really detrimental for some, but, other interviewers might not even care.
I absolutely, wholeheartedly agree! Everyone should carry a three ounce flask of Grey Goose in their pockets. It's smooth and goes down easy - won't make your face pucker up like some of the cheap stuff. Take a swig right before you walk into your interviewer's office, and you'll be feeling good in no time.

Is it time to clock out yet? I can't wait for happy hour tonight.
 

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I absolutely, wholeheartedly agree! Everyone should carry a three ounce flask of Grey Goose in their pockets. It's smooth and goes down easy - won't make your face pucker up like some of the cheap stuff. Take a swig right before you walk into your interviewer's office, and you'll be feeling good in no time.

Is it time to clock out yet? I can't wait for happy hour tonight.
3 Ounces is a bit much for an interview, you think? Is gray goose 80 or 100 proof? I dont drink much vodka.
 

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Never had Grey Goose, if I was to take a shot before the interview it would have to be Crown
 

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I prefer 20mg ketamine with 2mg lorazepam IV about 30 minutes prior. That makes the breath problem moot and works way better than alcohol. And yes, you do sit that close at some interviews. I was knee to knee at a couple of mine. That cocktail makes it smooooooth riding!
 

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I prefer 20mg ketamine with 2mg lorazepam IV about 30 minutes prior. That makes the breath problem moot and works way better than alcohol. And yes, you do sit that close at some interviews. I was knee to knee at a couple of mine. That cocktail makes it smooooooth riding!
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I prefer 20mg ketamine with 2mg lorazepam IV about 30 minutes prior. That makes the breath problem moot and works way better than alcohol. And yes, you do sit that close at some interviews. I was knee to knee at a couple of mine. That cocktail makes it smooooooth riding!
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

at least someone gets the joke.
 
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Hey the Red Sox took JD shots before their playoff and World Series games, so you can't argue with it. I didnt try it, but I woulda considered it more as a ritual. To each his own.
 

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Hey the Red Sox took JD shots before their playoff and World Series games, so you can't argue with it. I didnt try it, but I woulda considered it more as a ritual. To each his own.
It's worth a try if it took you almost 100 years to get into med school... ;)
 

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ketamine sounds good to me. that way i can tell my interviewer all about the magic carpet in his office and how his shnozberries taste just a tad like shnozberries. Dissociatives RULE.
 

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It's worth a try if it took you almost 100 years to get into med school... ;)
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: i was sorta thinking the same thing.

that and the curse of the bambino
 

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:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

at least someone gets the joke.
*sigh* I try so hard....
 

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Ross434 said:
3 Ounces is a bit much for an interview, you think? Is gray goose 80 or 100 proof? I dont drink much vodka.
Three ounces is the equivalent of about two shots. Since most interviewees typically have two separate interviews over the course of the day, take one shot before the first one, and the rest just before meeting with the second interviewer. God forbid you start to come down during the interview. I still highly recommend a premium liquor to calm the nerves. I am not sure if GG is 80 or 100 proof. All I know for sure is that nothing beats a couple shots of chilled goose or belvedere after a hard day (or before a tough interview) :thumbup:

I don't know about lorezapam or ketamine, but hey, whatever works!
 

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An interview is a time where you have one chance, and one chance only, to be completely smooth and outgoing in about 30 minutes. This is not the same as doing surgery or dealing with your life issues.
Ross, there will be several times throughout our academic and professional careers where we will have to be at our best, such as med school exams, USMLEs, oral boards (where as a full-fledged physician, you sit in front of a panel of seasoned docs in your specialty and they grill you like no tomorrow to see if you know your stuff). How's that for pressure? We shouldn't rely on substances to enhance our mental performance. If you want to take some herbs, vitamins or nutritional supplements to nourish your brain and help you feel as if you are at the top of your game, I have no problems with that. But I really don't think that drugs are necessary for peak performance.
 

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for relaxing times, make it santory time

Best movie reference ever! I laughed out loud at that one. :laugh:
 

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if you are going to take drugs, alcohol may smell that would be the main prob i think.. take a beta blocker- its should dull your sympathetic system a bit, slow down your heart etc.. i know some public speakers take them
 

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Why not just offer your interviewer one, too?

Seriously, do it with some class. Get some good Scotch or Irish whiskey and bring a pair of tumbler glasses in on a drink tray, preferably dark hardwood.

Make sure you pour your interviewer's glass first. Maybe bring a little bucket of ice with you.

Just walk in and don't alter the wording a bit: "Care for a drink, Dr. Zigglebutt?" Well, aside from the name of you interviewer.

Talk about upstaging all of your competition. I predict great success with this method.
 

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NPursuit said:
Why not just offer your interviewer one, too?

Seriously, do it with some class. Get some good Scotch or Irish whiskey and bring a pair of tumbler glasses in on a drink tray, preferably dark hardwood.

Make sure you pour your interviewer's glass first. Maybe bring a little bucket of ice with you.

Just walk in and don't alter the wording a bit: "Care for a drink, Dr. Zigglebutt?" Well, aside from the name of you interviewer.

Talk about upstaging all of your competition. I predict great success with this method.
:laugh:

Excellent suggestion.

:thumbup:
 

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AmyGW said:
Best movie reference ever! I laughed out loud at that one. :laugh:

Speaking of movie references, this thread reminds me of this one from Michael Keaton's early oeuvre:

Michael Keaton: "Hey, you wanna beer?"
2nd Guy: "It's 7:30 in the morning!"
MK: (pause) "Scotch?"
 

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NPursuit said:
Why not just offer your interviewer one, too?

Seriously, do it with some class. Get some good Scotch or Irish whiskey and bring a pair of tumbler glasses in on a drink tray, preferably dark hardwood.

Make sure you pour your interviewer's glass first. Maybe bring a little bucket of ice with you.

Just walk in and don't alter the wording a bit: "Care for a drink, Dr. Zigglebutt?" Well, aside from the name of you interviewer.

Talk about upstaging all of your competition. I predict great success with this method.
:laugh:
 

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DianaLynne said:
Speaking of movie references, this thread reminds me of this one from Michael Keaton's early oeuvre:

Michael Keaton: "Hey, you wanna beer?"
2nd Guy: "It's 7:30 in the morning!"
MK: (pause) "Scotch?"

Mr Mom, right?
 
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favorite drinking quote: "I drink to make other people interesting.." That said, there were a number of occasions in hindsight where I coulda used a shot or two before my interviews!
LOL... I'm whiter than snow, baby. Have you ever seen a drunk Anglo? They can turn a little rosy, too.
 

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Grey Goose is 80 Proof, I have a handle sitting on my desk. I prefer a 6 oz. flask, but to each their own. I agree that it would be better to share with the interviewer; you don't want them to think you are a miser ;)
 

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Mr Mom, right?
Right on! I'm all for having an alcoholic beverage, but it's too hard for me to handle anything that early. All I can drink at that hour is coffee.
 

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Why has no one mentioned ether? I'm sure it will work for me (especially if I share.)
 

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just bring ur funnel under your jacket and bust out some natty's thatll loosen ya up
 
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