So Im an engineering student and pretty proud of what I can do in terms of making devices that can really help people. But a student interviewer last week totally stereotyped me as boring and cutthroat before she even walked in. She made it clear that she didnt think med school was a good choice for me. For the rest of the interview I tried to convince her that building circuits and having a desire to serve others arent mutually exclusive, but it just seemed useless because she didnt seem willing to change her mind about me. I guess I'm most frustrated by how it didnt seem there was anything I could do or say to change her opinion of me. Has anyone else been stereotyped like this? Ive met people who felt it was strange that as an engineering student I was also interested in art, so why does studying engineering put limits on what unrelated activities I want to pursue? As if I could only be interested in stuff that involve lots of calculations. I would guess if youre a biology major people wouldnt automatically assume youd be better suited doing research than being a doctor.