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Interview Question: "Did you apply to meds"

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by jase133, Apr 6, 2002.

  1. jase133

    jase133 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    North of the 49 deg
    Question, how do you answer the question, in an interview if they asked, "Did you apply to meds?" gracefully if you did apply to meds?

    I suppose you can say that meds is a "backup," but that really isn't a good answer. Any other thoughts?
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  3. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    uh, you could be honest!
  4. gradM.S.

    gradM.S. Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    You can always tell them that going into medicine was not your idea and it is rather something that your parents pressured you into. Your parents wanted to live their life through you and that is why you applied to medicine. However, you really want to go into dentistry because unlike medicine, it will provide you with a balanced and stable life style. Balanced in the sense that you will have opportunities for a life outside of work! I don't know if that helps. :D
  5. sup vixen....i see you here again!

    anyhow...i've gotten this question asked in all my interviews....and i've got into all schools i interviewed with. What did I say? Be honest! Tell them what you like about dentistry that you don't like about allopathic medicine. Tell them about the reasons you feel you can excel in dentistry rather than in a MD prog. I wouldn't go into 'my parents made me apply to med school' cuz it might make you look like a spineless wuss <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> Don't be scared when you answer this question...the interviewer will see right thru your intentions that dentistry was your back up.....if dent was your back up that is. Anyhow, good luck
  6. JonR

    JonR Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Yeah I agree Steve; telling them "my parents made me do it" would not be a good idea. The correct interviewer response would be, "You would let your parents choose your career for you? Will your parents also be reading you a bedtime story each night you get home from dental school?"

    One simply cant get it past interviewers that they arent dedicated to dentistry-so dont try it!

    If you want to go med, go med!!!!!!!!!!

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