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Rain and interviews...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Scooby Doo, Sep 15, 2001.

  1. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    City I am not happy :(
    It seems that both interviews I have next week are going to be smack dab in the middle of these big thunderstorms!
    Does anyone know what they do when it's raining? I can just see me now..drenched suit...walking into my interview :(
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    Take an umbrella and a raincoat! (You weren't really serious, were you?)
  4. or maybe a Taxi? :D

    and you arrive right in front of the door...

    SMW, scooby and I have both lived in Cali, and we rarely see bad weather...

    I think scoobs is a little bit overreacting :D
  5. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    yeea :)
    damn..i don't have a raincoat..haha..who has one of those in cali????
  6. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2000
    Bring an umbrella and you will be fine. A lot of schools have covered walkways or skybridges between the school and the hospital, so you shouldn't get too wet on the tours.
  7. daveshnave

    daveshnave Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 9, 2001
    Even if you do get wet (and you most likely won't anyway), no one is going to hold this against you in an interview. It's not as if they're going to say, "He/she didn't bring an umbrella and therefore wasn't prepared... they won't make a good physician." Don't stress... relax and enjoy your interview experience.
    On a humorouse side-note, it's quite ironic that I didn't have weather problems at my interviews EXCEPT for at the school I'm actually attending now. Due to some twist of fate, we had the worst snowstorm of the year the day/night before my interview here last year. I did the post-bacc program, and therefore lived around the corner from the med school, and it typically took me 10-15 minutes to walk to school. Becuase of the storm, I figured I should leave early, so I left 35 minutes before the interview... more than doubling the time it normally took me to get there. At any rate, the sidewalks were packed with at least a foot of snow, and most hadn't been shoveled. There I am trying to walk to my interview in my suit, and desperately trying not to slip and fall on my ass, much less get my suit/shoes dirty/wet. So it ended up taking a little longer than planned, and I ended up getting there at the exact scheduled time of 9:00 according to my watch. Unfortunately, the clocks in the admissions office were 2 minutes off from mine, and the rest of the interview group was already in a nearby room listening to the dean of admissions speak. I sheepishly entered late, at which point he pointed out that I was only two minutes late, and that it wasn't that big a deal. Yeah, easy for him to say. Anyway, of everyone there that day (about 20 people), only two had interviews with the dean himself. Guess what? I was one of the lucky two, and this guy was the only person there who knew I was late. Talk about bad luck. At any rate, I apologized profusely, explaining how I knew I broke the cardinal rule of medical school interviews, and explaining the situation. He was quite nice about it and pointed out that it wasn't that big a deal, since it wasn't like I was 10 or 15 minutes late. Anyway, I ended up getting accepted, but I felt like a complete jackass the whole day. Incidentally, for those of you who point out that I should have left even earlier, I claim ignorance. I'm from California, and that was my first year experiencing snowstorms, and that was definitely the worst of the year... so there. :p

  8. my gosh that was such a long story

    lol but funny and I am glad it ended on a good note....

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