Previous years: 6 interviews or more, not accepted?

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  1. Anyone from previous years who had 6 interviews or more but was not eventually accepted by any schools?
     
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  3. Scooby Doo

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    I was told a story during my MCAT course of a guy in California who was an amazing applicant! Super GPA and super MCATs but he was the cockiest mofo alive! Interviewed at EVERY school he applied to (somewhere over 10) and proceeded to get rejected/waitlisted at every single one. He was too cocky in his interviews so no one accepted him.

    Live and learn :)
     
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    This is a great thread! I have 6 intrerviews---maybe this should be on the allopathic forum too (for some positive responses <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> )
     
  5. imtiaz

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    Define "cocky". What statements would a cocky individual make in an interview situation?

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Scooby Doo:
    <strong>I was told a story during my MCAT course of a guy in California who was an amazing applicant! Super GPA and super MCATs but he was the cockiest mofo alive! Interviewed at EVERY school he applied to (somewhere over 10) and proceeded to get rejected/waitlisted at every single one. He was too cocky in his interviews so no one accepted him.

    Live and learn :) </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  6. Imtiaz, that is NOT a good question to be asking around this time of the year. hopefully you haven't been too cocky. an example would be looking down at your interviewer over the top of your nose, and taking a dump on his table before you leave the room.

    but seriously, we all know what cocky people act like. it's just answering questions with a "this is a safety school, screw this interview" look on your face. or not giving the interviewer every bit of the respect he/she deserves.

    PS. i don't think i've ever mentioned this, and i dont' know if anybody has ever even commented on it...I LOVE your quote!!!! I've told my parents about it, and i'll tell more people now that i've read it again. it rocks!
     
  7. Doctora Foxy

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    bump :D

    Who had 6 interviews and got in? Who didn't?
     
  8. imtiaz

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    I was just asking. In my MD/PhD interview last wednesday I said something that might have been taken as cocky. One of the interviewers asked me "Getting a PhD requires a lot of time spent in the lab. Do you think you can put in the time?" and I said "Well, I'm not married or anything." The whole committee laughed, but I wonder if they took it as a cocky response? I mean, since I really didn't answer the question. :confused:

    Thanks for the sig props.

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by A. Caveman:
    <strong>Imtiaz, that is NOT a good question to be asking around this time of the year. hopefully you haven't been too cocky. an example would be looking down at your interviewer over the top of your nose, and taking a dump on his table before you leave the room.

    but seriously, we all know what cocky people act like. it's just answering questions with a "this is a safety school, screw this interview" look on your face. or not giving the interviewer every bit of the respect he/she deserves.

    PS. i don't think i've ever mentioned this, and i dont' know if anybody has ever even commented on it...I LOVE your quote!!!! I've told my parents about it, and i'll tell more people now that i've read it again. it rocks!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  9. reesie0726

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    Not me personally. But my kaplan teacher went to st. georges and he was one of those awesome applicants on paper. I have told this story several times. He got interviews at mostly all the schools he applied to but no acceptances in the u.s. He was a cocky, arrogant jerk and I guess he could not hide it during the interviews. He kept lamenting about how all of his friend who were not as good as him got into med school but he did not. I probably should have given him a hint why. He was very condescending to us students in the class and I suppose he was like that always.
     

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