- Aug 2, 2017
This past week I traveled to meet with a faculty member from a medical school I am very interested in attending. I was hoping to do some light networking with him to lay the groundwork for an ongoing professional relationship. He's fairly known and I was really nervous and a little quiet, and I guess it came off that way because he recommended that I learn to ask more pointed, specific questions because that is a sign of intelligence. He said that I should practice by asking random people such as baristas, people on the street, etc. to build my confidence. My question is, how have you guys learned what questions to ask to get to know people, especially doctors? Are there any books on the art of asking questions? Sorry if this is confusing, and thanks a bunch!