Friday, June 15, 2012

How NOT to get into med school


  1. I have an even better one. Before I applied to pharmacy school, I applied to medical school (and I got in, not based on my interview I'm sure - my MCAT scores were super high, I think after that they don't care what you say). I had kind of decided by the point of my interview (applying to medical school is a huge process) that I didn't want to go to medical school, but I decided to do go through the whole process anyway, to get some experience interviewing.

    I'm no good at interviews. I was interviewing with a med student and a physician/professor and they were looking at my application which had a lot of animal experience (a zoo, some vet clinics) and the physician asks: Why aren't you applying to vet school if you like animals so much? That was a question I had never even considered, so I just said the first thing that popped into my head . . .

    "I think it would be harder for me see animals die than people. You know, people mostly deserve it."

    Silence. Then I processed I basically said I want to be a doctor because seeing people die would be awesome in my book. I quickly tried to backtrack and I don't remember what I said at that point, but I'm pretty I made it even worse because I started rambling.

    1. Thank god we won't be seeing you in the field.

    2. Obviously, I didn't mean it the way it came out at all! After I said, I was horrified. It was one of those moments where your brain makes loose connections and you just speak without even forming a complete thought.

      I was getting out the people who put their dogs/cats to sleep because they get sick of them. Thankfully, you can't do that with people. The clinic I worked out we seemed to see that all the time. The dog is barking, kill him. The dog is old, kill him. The dog has fleas, kill him. The vet would do it because at least these people aren't just shooting the animals in the yard. These were the ones that "cared" enough to take them into the office.

      That is all I meant, I think anyway.

    3. This is great! I hope you can laugh about it now. Also, thanks for giving us your perspective.

  2. Amanda, that's hilarious!! I'm still giggling! I sympathize with what (I think) you were trying to say, but I keep imagining the looks on their faces.......... Still giggling!