Talking about why I want to be a doctor brings out a lot of emotions in me. When doing a mock interview the other day, I started to tear. My mock interviewer asked what my career goals are after med school, and I answered: "After completing residency I want to enroll in Doctors Without Borders. When I return I will work towards opening a private practice that caters to medicaid and uninsured patients." It brought out a lot of memories of my impoverished childhood and chronic illness. Given the personal nature of medical school interviews, I fear theres a strong possibility my softest emotional buttons will be pushed. Do adcoms reject a teary eyed candidate the moment he leaves the room?