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Stupidest things said in interviews!

Discussion in 'Medical School Interviews' started by DrBaz, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. hello_doris

    hello_doris New Member

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    .... Had been asked about something i was proud to have acheived, i talked about how i had climbed around the world....

    interviewer: So have you ever experienced Altitude sickness?

    me: yes i have ... its like being really really drunk, but having a hangover at the same time.

    *pause*

    not that i know what being really really drunk feels like

    *pause*

    crap i cant beleive i just said that ....




    got an offer last week though so cant have been that bad!
     
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  2. destined

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    Interviewer 3: Explains ethical scenario adding another aspect (a relative of the patient shouting at me for not taking any action to save the patient) and asks "how would this make you FEEL?"

    Me: I would be confused!!!?? (in my head.. did i just say that?????)

    pause....

    All 3 interviewers: looking as confused as i probably did!!

    Me: YES.. erm.... I would be confused because blah blah blah.......and as you can see it would be a very confusing situation which will make me feel confused!!

    Interviewer 1: faint smirk!!
    Interviewer 2: sympathy smile!!
    Interviewer 3: right, ok.. its ok for doctors to be confused..

    Thankfully i guess i answered other questions better because i've managed to get an offer from them!!!!!!!!! :D
    (a confused doctor to be!! lol)
     
  3. drfriend

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    hey was this peninsula? if it was, i got an offer too after my awful interview (you can probably find my post earlier on in this thread) do you think you are going to go there?
     
  4. destined

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    Hey drfriend,
    Yes this was at Peninsula & considering i only have 1 offer so far i guess i will be going there..
    what about you? whats your first choice??
     
  5. emj1987

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    In my HYMS interview they asked what qualities I thought I could bring to the medical school. I reeled off the usual stuff and after a few "characteristics" I said
    "This feels a little bit like a Miss World contestant saying why she should win!"

    The female interviewer smiles gently at me and says "Well, no one else is here to praise you, you have to sell yourself"

    Me: "Ok, well in that case I'm fantastic!" before laughing to show it was a jokey comment.

    Cue blank stares from both interviewers and me thinking "Riiiight. Blown that one then"

    Month or so later, literally the day after I was telling my boyfriend how I KNEW I'd blown it and was expecting a rejection, my offer from HYMS came through!

    For my Notts GEM interview I wound up begging at the end, literally begging for my place until my male interviewer (who I later found out was the DEAN!) held up his hand and went "Ok, that's enough thank you"

    Thought I'd blown that one too but I'm currently a first year, so it can't have gone too badly!
     
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    In my Keele interview

    Interviewer 1 (GP): So, what about team work?

    Me: Well it's very important blah blah, i did a placement with a GP earlier this year, and spent alot of time with the secretarys... they practically run the place for the doctors, so yeah they're real important.

    Interviewer GP guy: *raised eyebrows looking gobsmacked*

    I didn't even have the heart to back pedal, i just smiled nicely and told myself it was OVER ...

    Oh and the interviewer i offended was called Dr Gay :)

    still waiting for a decision... hmm lol xxx
     
  7. House Jr.

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    hmm? Why would they be surprised by that? I would have probably answered the same :S
    I mean, during my GP placement I also realised that the administrative staff/receptionists play a key role and tbh the GPs' lives would probably be a living hell without them XD
     
  8. cupcake!

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    Oxbridge interview

    interviewer: what can you say about the obesity epidemic?
    me: I think everyone should go on rations! [insert long awkward laugh]



    they werent impressed.
     
  9. drfriend

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    hey i now have an offer from hyms as well so i'm not sure what to do, i think hyms then peninsula
     
  10. FruityBaby

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    Interviewer: So why Nottingham?
    Me: Came to medlink here, love the campus blah blah and I cant wait to start dissection on my PATIENTS.
    *pause while I look aghast at what Ive just said* I mean those....erm dead people (could not for the LIFE of me remember the word for cadavers!)
    Luckily they found it amusing.

    Interviewer: And what do you think of doctors who drink to cope with stress
    me: Well they need SOME way to cope with the pressure! *Holy crap not only do I sound like a sadistic cutting up people Im also a drunk. great.*

    And finally
    Interviewer: So would you say your always honest to your friends?
    Me: *sheepish laugh* well not ALWAYS, I mean if my friend asked me 'does my bum look big in this' and it did I wouldnt lie!!

    Oh God I wanted to throw up!

    But hey, I got an offer so maybe they found it funny in the end :)
     
  11. Dr mani

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    shame-

    if i was them i would personally shot u in the head :D
     
  12. astronaut

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    I was asked if there was any piece of recent medical research that had caught my interest.

    I started speaking about the Richard Doll smoking/cancer study. From the 19-freaking-50s
     
  13. pistol_offire

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    interviewer: have you ever had to dealt with a busy schedule before?

    me: as well as studying for my A-levels i have many hobbies including football training twice a week plus matches. i train at the gym at least three times a week, and have recently taken up the Extended Project, for which i have to undertake a considerable amount of independent study. Add to this a part time job, work experience and social commitment - Yes I have a busy schedule.

    interviewer: wow, that sounds hard. how do you manage to keep it up?

    me: THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!

    interviewer: ...

    me: :D
     
  14. chunky.saj

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    This takes me back...

    At my Manchester interview in Nov 2004 during an ethical discussion on smoking...

    Interviewer: "Who's responsibility is it to teach children the dangers of smoking?"
    Me: "I think schools have to take part of the responsibility, but I would have to say the main onus is on the parents"
    Interviewer: "So are you saying that I am a bad mother, because both of my kids smoke?"
    Me: "..err"

    Thankfully the rest of the panel started laughing and I joined in nervously. Still here I am now about to start final year at Manchester, so it's all good.
     
  15. rq10

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    haha I can see myself doing some of these things!
     
  16. nashteo

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    What's GMC?
     
  17. MEDEVAC

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    General Medical Council
     
  18. MEDEVAC

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    INTERVIEWER: So what are the advantages of being a Doctor over being in the Army?

    CANDIDATE: Well, in medicine you can kill someone without there being an inquest.

    This will not be said in the interview.
     
  19. Martigan

    Martigan Super Moderator

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    It's like what is the difference between a Doctor and an Architect.

    A doctor can bury their mistakes when an architect has his on display for all to see.
    PS have you noticed that St Georges is across the road from a cemetery?
     
  20. shahana

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    Leicester med school is right next to one...
     

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