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Not sure if this has been covered before, but are there others out there who feel more comfortable interviewing with the oppsoite sex, or does it just hold true for male interviewees like myself, or is it just me???
 

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I can't say interviewing with females in particular has hurt me, because my interviews with males have gone just as badly!
 

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i always seemed to get along really well with my female grad student instructors; awkwardly the vast majority (>85%) of my gsi's were female. I reckon Id get along with them better in an interview too
 

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as a male, I always feel more comfortable interviewing with a female. maybe we're just studs....
 

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I'm a female who just had an interview the past weekend with three male interviewers. I felt kind of intimidated and hesitant to open up to the interviewers. I questioned whether their gender had anything to do with it because the day before I had a mock interview with a female and I felt like my performance was a lot better. It may have had something to do with nerves. My pre-med committee interview consisted of two males and two females on the panel, and I felt better at the end of that one, even though it was my first type of interview like that ever. Its probably not true in most or in all cases, as it probably depends on the interviewee, but I feel that female interviewers can add more warmth to the "conversation," and for me that helps me be relaxed and open up.
 

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I would tend to agree with the OP. As a female, I am much more comfortable interviewing with male interviewers. In addition, I work better with men, would prefer a male coach. But I always want my physician to be female. Weird huh?

I like interviewing in front of men because i'm a no nonsense type of person and I'm not in need of warm fuzzies when i'm being interviewed. I Like the abruptness of men, the "let's get down to business" way of thinking. Most of all, I know how women think. The second i walk in the room, we automatically make a judgement (usually it's fairly neutral, but nonetheless a judgement) about another woman's appearance, gait and hair.. ha ha... anyway... it's just a self confidence thing.
 

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I prefer interviewing with men, too. I've only have two female interviewers (and tons of male interviewers), and the females kind of intimidate me.
 

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UCLAstudent said:
I prefer interviewing with men, too. I've only have two female interviewers (and tons of male interviewers), and the females kind of intimidate me.
Guess thats the difference between a UCLA student and a UCLA reject? Har Har har :laugh: :laugh:

Seriously though, as long as they are hot, who cares what gender they are? Oops....
 

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Guess thats the difference between a UCLA student and a UCLA reject? Har Har har :laugh: :laugh:

Seriously though, as long as they are hot, who cares what gender they are? Oops....
I prefer male interviewers, for some reason they have been nicer. The women have tended to be bitchy. I don't know if this is a function of my gender or just luck.
 

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Acherona said:
I prefer male interviewers, for some reason they have been nicer. The women have tended to be bitchy. I don't know if this is a function of my gender or just luck.
interesting, I am just the opposite. I always relax a little when i see two female names on my interview schedule for the day. Every female interviewer I've had has been friendly and non-confrontational whereas I've had a few (older) men who were just colder and/or more confrontational. I've had some great male interviewers but I think, at least anecdotally, there is a higher chance of getting an old, very conservative and hostile male than getting a hostile or standoffish female. I'm sure they're out there though and i'm knocking on wood that i don't get one on my two remaining interviews.
 

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PreMedAdAG said:
I would tend to agree with the OP. As a female, I am much more comfortable interviewing with male interviewers. In addition, I work better with men, would prefer a male coach. But I always want my physician to be female. Weird huh?
I am exactly the same way.
I always thought this was weird too, but perhaps not.
Or perhaps we're both weird. :D
 

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PineappleGirl said:
I am exactly the same way.
I always thought this was weird too, but perhaps not.
Or perhaps we're both weird. :D

Yeah, I'm also that way. So, since there's three of us, I'm saying we're normal, right? :rolleyes:
 

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gdubb said:
Yeah, I'm also that way. So, since there's three of us, I'm saying we're normal, right? :rolleyes:

Or we're all weird. :D
 

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I've had way better interview experiences with men than women. I find that women are more confrontational to me. I think women are harder on women, don't know if men are harder on men....
 

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vhawk01 said:
Guess thats the difference between a UCLA student and a UCLA reject? Har Har har :laugh: :laugh:

Seriously though, as long as they are hot, who cares what gender they are? Oops....
Hahaha, except that I am a female, so in essence I was agreeing with the original poster. :laugh:
 

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I definately feel more comfortable being interviewed by females.. i'm more open and uninhibited for one reason or another...
 

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CarleneM said:
interesting, I am just the opposite. I always relax a little when i see two female names on my interview schedule for the day. Every female interviewer I've had has been friendly and non-confrontational whereas I've had a few (older) men who were just colder and/or more confrontational. I've had some great male interviewers but I think, at least anecdotally, there is a higher chance of getting an old, very conservative and hostile male than getting a hostile or standoffish female. I'm sure they're out there though and i'm knocking on wood that i don't get one on my two remaining interviews.
This exactly describes my own experience. My bad interview experiences have been with older males; my interviews with the younger ones (male and female) have been fine, though. Perhaps it's an age thing, and there just happen to be a lot more old male doctors than old female docs.
 

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I agree, I feel more comfortable being interviewed by a woman. Don't know exactly why, but I feel like in general I'm more comfortable having conversations with women I don't know than men I don't know.
 

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I've had a few interviews, and I've had only 1 interview with a female doctor, and it was by far my worst interview. Either she was just a b!tch, or she saw my file and/or my face and suit and just didnt like me from the beginning, or all of the above, I dont know, but after a few minutes I could tell she was giving me a hard time and we just did not click. All the other interviews I've had with men seemed a lot better, and they seemed nicer. I always thought I would be a little more comfortable with a woman and more intimidated by a man interviewing me, but from my experiences, it was the opposite.

The way I knew my interview with the woman was my worst by far...it was my only rejection after an interview. No waitlist, no on-hold status, no nothing.
 

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I have had 5 male interviewers, and have yet to have an interview with a woman, so I'm not quite sure who I'd prefer. Although, I think my actual interviews are easier than the one with the pre-med committee. Not question-wise, but the fact that they know me and the interviewers don't. Like I have a clean slate or something. I dunno.

By the way, I'm a girl.