This worries me, should I be worried?

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  1. MrAnonymous

    MrAnonymous Senior Member

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    I am reflecting on an interview I had awhile ago but I don't want to say where. My interviewer was very nice and hit we hit off really well, but then she made this remark. "Too bad you aren't an underrepresented minority". I know that the person interviewed before me was African American and I know my interview was incredibly strong but why would she say such a thing. She was praising me on various points but her praises were very strong leading me think I would be accepted. She says I was a stronger candidate than others she has seen. I am wondering if there's a quota for every school to accept underrepresented minorities and when saying that, my chances dropped? I have pondered on this for months...
     
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  3. Methuselah

    Methuselah Senior Member

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    Obviously, she shouldn't of said that, but I'm sure you already know that schools are under a lot of pressure to admit URMs. If there's any doubt in your mind as to this, I refer you to the AAMC website, where you can read about the 3000 by 2000 program. My advice to you is: don't worry about things outside of your control. You did you best & your interviewer liked you. Good Luck.
     
  4. Doc Oc

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    Some interviewers purposely make comments like that to see if they can make you mad or get you going, or even to see if you are prejudiced or not. I had an interview at one school where it seemed like their goal was to piss me off. it didn't work, but I still didn't feel that the interview went well. Nonetheless, I got an acceptance from that school today. So i wouldn't think your chances are less because of that comment, perhaps it was a test, which it sound like you passed [​IMG]
     

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