Saturday, January 17, 2009

I'm off in an hour or so to my UBC family medicine interview. I'm not sure what it's going to be like and I've spent all night dreaming about it and other weird shit. I'm glad I had a nap yesterday afternoon in anticipation of poor quality sleep last night because I don't feel too bad. I've been trying to think of bad qualities I have that I can actually tell people about in my interview because everyone asks about a weakness! I'll update you all when I get back.

UPDATE: So, yesterday I promised an update but when I got home I was so exhausted that I collapsed on the couch never to get up again. I think the interview went sub-par at best. It was a pretty structured and standardized interview that didn't give a lot of room for flow and conversation. I felt like some of the questions were redundant. The interviewers were nice enough, I just didn't feel like it was what I had prepared for. Oh well, onwards to the next one.

4 comments:

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Good luck! You'll do great :)

Milk and Two Sugars said...

So how are you feeling now that it's over?

Milk and Two Sugars said...

That kind of sucks, but if it was stilted and structured as you say it must have been the same for everyone else. Best wishes for the next one!

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Sorry it wasn't what you were expecting... structured and standardized interviews are always pretty awful though, because you're not really talking to the person, you're basically answering a question sheet in oral form, so you can't get a dialogue going.

I'm sure everyone else will find it awkward too, so you won't be the odd one out. Best of luck for the next one!