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I made my interviewer cry...?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Lilsebastian93, Sep 19, 2014.

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  1. Lilsebastian93


    Sep 19, 2014
    Hi guys,

    I had my first ever interview today and I'm not sure how to feel. When answering the "greatest challenge" question I talked about my adverse childhood. My interviewer (the director of admissions) started to cry... Is this bad? Should I be concerned? She apologized and said that doesn't happen often. I didn't provide too much detail nor did I mean to make it a sob story... Sorry just feeling unsure about such a different reaction than I've heard of in interviews ! Thanks :)
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  3. hoihaie

    hoihaie Banned Banned

    Mar 6, 2014
    congrats on getting into med school!
  4. Afford

    Afford 2+ Year Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Yeah I agree. You're probably in unless you made her cry tears of anger.
  5. ThisCouldBeYou


    Oct 27, 2013
    Wow, that must be quite a childhood. Not only that, but your story-telling must be incredibly vivid. (I mean that in a nice way.) Well done.
  6. 911 Turbo

    911 Turbo MS-1 Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

    If your story wasn't that sad then it is sort of weird/awkward/unprofessional for your interviewer to start crying. Probably some other factors going on in her life right now?
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  7. Ismet

    Ismet PGY-fun! SDN Administrator 5+ Year Member

    May 15, 2011
    One of my interviewers at Michigan told me that my PS made him tear up. Ended up on the waitlist, which no one ever gets off.

    It's certainly not a bad thing to move someone to tears with your story, but there are a lot of other factors that go into an admissions decision. And usually the director of admissions doesn't have a vote in the committee, though they can certainly sway opinions.
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  8. johnnytest

    johnnytest MS-2 2+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    If that was your top school then I would withdraw from all other apps. lol jk don't do that. But that's pretty darn cool. Sorry for your adverse childhood though. Hope you hear good news.
  9. thegypsyqueen

    thegypsyqueen 2+ Year Member

    Sep 25, 2012
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  10. Lilsebastian93


    Sep 19, 2014
    Wow! Thanks guys for the responses. I really hope it means that! :) and my story has to do with issues at home leading to living alone at a very young age and supporting myself financially. But I didn't tell it in a graphic/overly detailed dramatic way so I was just caught off gaurd by the intensity of the reaction. The school is one of my top choices!
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2014

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