I am strongly considering applying to psych this fall, and just came off my core psych rotation a few weeks ago. Towards the end of my rotation, my classmate got the feeling that our preceptor was "testing us" and baiting us to "take time off in the afternoon to read," and "go home before the last patient leaves because the patient does not want a student." It turned out that he was testing us, and I therefore both of us did not get such a stellar review. He also said I was not "sympathetic enough" when listening and interviewing. If this was compared to him saying "I am so sorry to hear that" about 15 times during the course of a patient interview, I guess he was right, but I saw that as repetitive, and we you overdue it, it is just not sincere. Needless to say, this psychiatrist left a bad taste in my mouth, and I am trying not to let it get to me. Any advice on airing these feelings and re-establishing an objective outlook for my residency choice? I am really interested in addictions, and going to Betty Ford summer institute for med students in July. Thanks for the venting room!