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I made my interviewer cry...?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by Lilsebastian93, 09.19.14.

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  1. Lilsebastian93

    Lilsebastian93

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    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

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    congrats on getting into med school!
     
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    Yeah I agree. You're probably in unless you made her cry tears of anger.
     
  5. ThisCouldBeYou

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    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.
     
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    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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    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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    johnnytest MS-2 2+ Year Member

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    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.
     
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  10. Lilsebastian93

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    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!
     
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