I've been somewhat disappointed with my interview experiences. Not the actually interviews themselves or the tours and lunches, but with my fellow interviewees. I kinda go into the interview day hoping to get the dirt on various schools, people's opinions, rumors, impressions, etc. I look at it like a cocktail party without the booze. People put on their party manners, make idle chitchat, and exchange info about a common interest (applying to med school). Yet, what I find is that many interviewees treat the day like a trip to the dentist. They sit there silently, pretending to read brochures, and watch the clock slowly tick until the receptionist calls your name. You ask certain people what school's they've interviewed at, they're number one choice, the ones they hated, and they treat you like you're asking them out on a date. Is it taboo to talk about anything interview-related? I understand that people are somewhat shy and don't want to reveal info to strangers, and may feel embarrassed. But, come on! Is it really preferable to sit in silence!