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Baylor Interview Problem

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by grasshopper, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. grasshopper

    grasshopper Senior Member
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    Jul 12, 2001
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    First let me say that I went to Baylor a while back for an interview and loved the place. I just talked to an Arab girl at another school who told me about a horrible experience she had with one of her interviewers, however. Apparently, he spent ~5 minutes asking about things relevent to her application/interest in medicine and 45 minutes popping questions at her about her faith and trying to have moral/ethical arguments with her. She felt it was pretty inappropriate, particularly with all the current problems with discrimination many Arabs are facing right now, and she also felt really degraded by the whole situtation. However, she loved the school in general and was afraid to write about this on the eval because she really wanted to get in. Now she's reconsidering because she doesn't think she'll get in anyway because of that guy, adn she wants to say something before she's rejected in order to not sound like a whiner. She's considering calling the admissions office. Any thoughts? (Lilycat, have you ever heard of anything like this before there?)
  2. lilycat

    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2000
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    That sounds very unlike a Baylor interview, although to be fair, I would take what she says with a small grain of salt -- interviews are only 30 minutes, ergo, he couldn't have spent 45 minutes grilling her on her faith --I know that's not the point, I'm just trying to show that embellishment and misinterpretation may be playing into this as well. If this girl feels there was a problem, she should immediately contact the admissions office -- they definitely want to know if any interviewer has an experience that makes them uncomfortable. However, I also can't help but think that there might have been something else going on here because that is just so untypical of a Baylor interview -- maybe the girl wrote at length about her religion or heritage on her application, and that was why it came up in the interview. As for moral/ethical arguments or debates, those are actually considered pretty standard fare for many interviews. He shouldn't have asked her just because of her faith, but again, there may have been something else going on that triggered that. Anyways, just some thoughts. The take-home message is that she should contact the admissions office no matter what.

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