is this a bad thing on an interview?

doublehh03

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
Jul 9, 2005
944
144
241
www.mdapplicants.com
i thought it went fine but at the beginning, it went like this.

she just has my supplemental essays and she goes through it and obviously sees i have a lot of things going on outside of school like research, CVS work, and other things. she asked me questions about it and after my responses, she would say we have a tough curriculum and things like that. she makes it out like i have too much on my plate. i dont think she has my GPA so she doesn't know how i manage my time. would that negatively affect my interview evaluation and thus overall app when the committee meets to decide? i think they would know my GPA then.

this is just always on my mind :confused: b/c i thought this would be a "good" thing to be able to show you can handle a lot of challenges. but she made it out like you need to know how tough this curriculum is and stuff. i mentioned i played intramural basketball and she was like you wouldn't have time here doing that. then she said can u survive playing just for fun? :scared:

what do u guys think?
 
About the Ads

doublehh03

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
Jul 9, 2005
944
144
241
www.mdapplicants.com
Maybe you conveyed arrogance or light-heartedness when she impressed upon you the rigor?

not at all. i think as she read my supp app, i think she had the impression that i had a lot of things. like when the student interviewer asked about CVS, the faculty interviewer then asked how many hours do i work there. she immediately says how tough the curriculum in and things like that.

idk, maybe i'm overthinking b/c i dont think i came off as arrogant at all. also she seemed to look at my hand gestures a lot :( (i thought that's a good thing to make your points).

though she did compliment a few of my responses like "that's a very good observation"... idk, maybe i'm really overthinking.

UCSF wasn't like this at all:thumbup:
 

pharmacistUH

Eat 'Em Up Coogs!
10+ Year Member
Dec 30, 2006
84
0
0
Lone Star State
  1. Pharmacy Student
From what my interviewer told me, he has no real power to get me into the college of pharmacy. He just says what he thinks, and the AdCom takes over from there. Even if the interviewer told the AdCom that she thinks that you will have too much stuff on your plate, they will see your GPA and everything else and make a decision. The only thing that would really hurt you is if you were arrogant about it, or if you acted immature or something. Good Luck
 

doublehh03

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
Jul 9, 2005
944
144
241
www.mdapplicants.com
From what my interviewer told me, he has no real power to get me into the college of pharmacy. He just says what he thinks, and the AdCom takes over from there. Even if the interviewer told the AdCom that she thinks that you will have too much stuff on your plate, they will see your GPA and everything else and make a decision. The only thing that would really hurt you is if you were arrogant about it, or if you acted immature or something. Good Luck

yea hopefully. i dont think i did come off as arrogant. can you guys give me an example?

she said of the toughness of the curriculum immediately after i answered "why pharmacy?"
 

twester

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Aug 3, 2004
1,389
12
161
56
Denver, CO
  1. Pharmacist
but should i take it as a negative when she keeps mentioning that? i'm sure if she has my GPA, she would think i can handle the workload. it seems like she thinks my priority is not school or something. maybe i'm overthinking

I had a similar experience with one of my interviews last year. One of the interviewers grilled me about time management, finances and if I really knew what pharm school was going to do to my life. I kind of felt like she took it too far and came out of the interview feeling wrung out and discouraged. I got an acceptance letter out of it in the end.

I think she was trying to assess my professional and academic commitment and how I handle confrontation. It was rough, but understandable.

Good luck, I'm sure you'll be fine.
 

PharmPassion

Full Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jan 28, 2007
19
0
101
  1. Pharmacist
I think you are reading too much into it, and that is normal. The wait is long and we tend to develop obsessive compulsive disorder (especially right after the interview). The bottom line is that I don't think it is going to affect your chances of getting accepted adversely. The rigorous curriculum was highlighted to me as well. I think they want to make sure that we realize what we are getting ourselves into.
So, just take it easy!
 

futuredruggist

New Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Mar 29, 2006
124
1
0
California
  1. Pharmacy Student
I think it's luck of the draw. Within a school, some interviewers may be easygoing and others have a style of confrontational interviews. The confrontational type will probably behave consistently, and hopefully the adcom will know the style of the interviewer when assessing their feedback on the applicant. That way, even just average feedback from a tough interviewer may be seen as an excellent interview from the adcom. Whereas, average feedback from the easy interviewer would be seen as nothing special.
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 14 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.