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I was just wondering if anyone has ever been pimped during an IM interview, and if so, where?

Ive heard that its pretty rare to get asked questions about medicine.. but how about "what are your views on HMOs" or "what do you think about <some controversial topic>"? Anyone ever have to present a case?

Thanks for any input!
 

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bunnieDoc said:
I was just wondering if anyone has ever been pimped during an IM interview, and if so, where?

Ive heard that its pretty rare to get asked questions about medicine.. but how about "what are your views on HMOs" or "what do you think about <some controversial topic>"? Anyone ever have to present a case?

Thanks for any input!
No pimping during any interviews so far (have only been on three), but was asked to present and "interesting case" at Dartmouth and was asked to tell a stary about a patient that I learned something about myself from and to tell a story about a medical mistake I made and what I learned from it.
 

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generalIM said:
to tell a stary about a patient that I learned something about myself from and to tell a story about a medical mistake I made and what I learned from it.

oooh...i kind of like those! i think those are fair. presenting an interesting case, however, is unnecessary. eek!
 
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generalIM said:
No pimping during any interviews so far (have only been on three), but was asked to present and "interesting case" at Dartmouth and was asked to tell a stary about a patient that I learned something about myself from and to tell a story about a medical mistake I made and what I learned from it.
Do you mean "present an interesting case" in the formal sense, like on rounds, or just to talk about a case in an interview?
 

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Fermi said:
Do you mean "present an interesting case" in the formal sense, like on rounds, or just to talk about a case in an interview?
Like on Rounds, you know the two-minute drill, then we discussed it. Very relaxed - we just discussed it the differential, work-up, stuff like that.
 

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Like on Rounds, you know the two-minute drill, then we discussed it. Very relaxed - we just discussed it the differential, work-up, stuff like that.
I haven't had it happen to me, but others interviewing at some places I've been at have told me that it is not an unusual practice in the Northeeat. I've also heard that it is more common for FMG's to have this happen than American medical school seniors.
 

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Yeah, I got asked the same thing at Dartmouth when I interviewed last year, though in a more informal manner, along the lines of "tell me about an interesting case and what you learned from it." I must have done OK, b/c I got an e-mail later on from the PD telling me that I was "an excellent candidate" (hey, even if other people got that letter, it was still nice), and it was my first interview. Other than that, most interviews, including that one, were just straight up conversational, even if they were about medicine at times:) No pimping ?'s whatsoever.
 
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