Thursday, January 22, 2009

The further away from my UBC interview I get, the poorer I think it went. I just don't think any of my genuine personality came across and I think I had a bit of verbal diarrhea. I wasn't really very well prepared for the questions they asked. I thought I was prepared for the types of questions, but when I got in there I couldn't make the stories I had prepared to use fit into the specific questions they asked, and when I tried they just sounded vague and unengaging. Everyone's gotta have a first interview though and I can only hope things get better from there. This weekend I have my U of T and McMaster interviews and then next week Ottawa. I'm only interviewing at 4 schools but for 7 different programs. I'm not sure how my combined U of T urban/Barrie-Newmarket interview is going to play out because the programs are so different but we'll see how it goes. I'm curious to talk to residents from the Ottawa programs because they all seem to be in pretty big hospitals (with the exception of the rural stream and the 2-resident pembroke program) and I wonder how the residents feel they fare with specialty residents around. That is why I'm going to their social night - to try and get the inside info.

8 comments:

Amy said...

big hugs. You sound like me. The further removed I get from something to more I say "oh! I should have done this or that".

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Good luck with the next ones! When will you be in my neck of the woods? I could show you around!

medstudentitis said...

I'm interviewing in your city on January 29th. I get there on the 28th and then have a social thing at a bar I think is called the heart and crown and then my interview is Thursday morning. If you're around I'd love to meet up on the afternoon of the 28th.

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Sweet, I should be around that day! H&C is nice, there are actually several of them across the city (one a block from my apartment, how weird would that be if that's the one you're going to!)

I'll shoot you an e-mail later.

Resident said...

I'm sure you did just fab! I interviewed for FM at UBC last year and also found it to be a crappy interview. They have such a huge volume of people to interview, and such diverse programs to apply to that I don't really think their interviews AND intervieERS are very effective.

I ended up choosing IM in the end so I can't tell you if my crappy interview would have gotten me in anyways, but just wanted to say that I feel your pain!

Bah, CaRMS! Soon you'll look back on this tour fondly, I promise!

Milk and Two Sugars said...

Ugh, sounds like my medicine interview, I feel your pain (though it's better to have verbal diarrhoea than to have nothing to say). Sounds like the coming interviews hold more interest for you anyway, good luck with them.

medstudentitis said...

Hey Resident - where are you a resident? Do you like it?

M&2S - tomorrow is the interview at the school I really want to go to. I hope all my ducks are in a row and the interview goes more smoothly!

Resident said...

Hey there,

Glad to hear your other interviews went well. Best of luck at the last one!!

As for me, I'm at UBC. I am very happy with the program; they have been very supportive of the residents in general.