scumbagderm

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For those of you who were at U-Mich this past weekend: any thoughts about it?

I personally loved the program :love:. Those interviews were interesting though (we had a marathon of 10+ 10 minute interviews back to back).
 

dermie09

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For those of you who were at U-Mich this past weekend: any thoughts about it?

I personally loved the program :love:. Those interviews were interesting though (we had a marathon of 10+ 10 minute interviews back to back).
This is typical of derm interviews -- not uncommon to interview with the whole dept and only have 10 to 15 min each.
 
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scumbagderm

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what were the interviews like? did you have to explain "why derm" in all ten?
i think only one person asked me that question. Most of the interviews were just conversations. I did get asked a lot about why I applied there, did I have any questions about the program, ect. It was much more laid back than I was expecting.
 

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I guess the one thing that surprised me was the male:female ratio. I'm not sure of the exact number but it seemed to approach 1:1. Didn't think that was typical for derm, you think it is program specific, or are the demographics of applicants changing....
 
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scumbagderm

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I was surprised with that too. I think they gave some leeway to the male applicants so that men could be well represented in their program.

Didn't ya'll know: its easier to match derm if you're a guy.