Weirdest Medical School Interview- #RTHM

Hello Ndi Nkem,

Hope you are all doing great this New Year. Are you still following your resolutions, or are your resolutions following you 😂😂? Anyways, today, I have come to do amebo for you. I have sweet gist for una.

So the majority of you know that I am applying to medical school. I recently got accepted, and you can read all about it here. What some may not know is that as part of the medical school application process, you have to do an interview. This year, interviews have been online, and honestly I love it.

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I have attended very nice interviews, one of which led to my acceptance. I have also attended very weird interviews. This particular one was an MMI style interview, which included multiple interviewers with different purposes. One of the interviewers was tasked on asking me about ethical scenarios.

Omo, this guy wanted to chew me up. He was an old white man, which already put me on edge. All my interviews prior had either been women or young white men. But I kept my chin up and refused to let him intimidate me. The first question he asked me was, ” What would you do if you were walking and saw money on the road?” I told him that I would leave the money there o. As a Nigerian, you don’t pick money from the road. Everybody knows that you will turn to yam 🤣. Yes I know it’s a superstition but I still believe it lowkey. I told him this, and I could tell that he was confused. he kept trying to encourage me to pick the money, but me I said No. Its not by force. Another person can pick it but I won’t.

The second question was “What would you do if you saw someone shoplifting?” Me I told him that I would mind my business o. Afterall, don’t all these stores have insurance to cover that * I didn’t say that part*. But you guys reason am. I don’t have anything else to do, its to be reporting people for shoplifting. Again, he kept trying to persuade me to report.

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The last question was the craziest of them all. He asked me ” What would you do if your boss asked you to lie?” I saw this question as nuanced. I asked what sort of lie because I have actually been in situations where I had to cover up for my bosses and it wasn’t a big deal. But if it was something serious, then I wouldn’t do it. Do you know this man told me that I have integrity issues and should never compromise on my integrity. I swear I almost died. I peed a little in my pants cause he had me shook. That was how the interview with him ended and I was shipped off to the next person.

Honestly, I still don’t see anything wrong with my responses till today and I am convinced he just wanted me to lie. When it comes to ethics, I believe there is what is considered ideal and what is actually realistic. I said my truth and I stand in it till today. I just hate that he was trying to correct my answers, especially since ethical questions don’t really have definite answers. Anyways, I have still not heard back from the school and I hope that interview didn’t do too much damage to my image.

Hope y’all enjoyed my story. Let me know what you think. Was I wrong? Could it have been handled better? What would be your answers to the questions? * Please note that questions have been modified and are not the original questions that were asked as I am unable to reveal the real questions.* Till next time. Bye!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Oseruona says:

    This is 2021. We cannot allow interviewers to stress us, please. I think you did well.

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    1. adabekeeblog says:

      Thank you o. Even if I didn’t do well, he didn’t need to change my answers or cut me off without letting me explain. It really made me feel bad.

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      1. Oseruona says:

        I can relate! There was one time I had to defend my IT report and I was trying to explain something and the man who was interviewing me asked me to keep quiet. Now, it would have been okay if what I was saying was wrong but I was the one that did the IT and I was sure about what I was saying. This man proceeded to correct me and all the things he said were completely wrong. I was embarrassed for him but I kept quiet.

        I feel that some people, especially interviewers cut you off to exercise some sort of authority over you which isn’t necessary at all.

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      2. adabekeeblog says:

        So true. So sorry that happened. Guess it’s something about being in a position of power.

        Liked by 1 person

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