5 out of 10
At the school
"What do you do for fun? What else? What else? What else?? What else??? (I work full-time, I don't have THAT much free time.)"
"What kind of art and literature do you like? (what a vague and yet confining question)"
"Why would anyone want to live in Houston? (when I responded that I had lived in Houston for a summer and enjoyed it, the response was "Ugh, how?")"
"Do you feel culturally isolated? (I'm South Asian and live on the Tex-Mex border.)"
"Don't you think that by choosing primary care, you'll be jack of all trades and master of none?"
"talked to student, read Baylor website"
"new facilities, huge and high-caliber medical center"
"my close-minded and cold interviewers, the "texas or bust" attitude"
"that baylor is a doctor factory and innovative ideas are not welcome"
"Both interviewers were befuddled by the fact that I didn't fit neatly into their conception of what a pre-med is. My grades and scores are very good, so I've spent my time exploring other fields, i.e. political science, education, environmentalism. Instead of being interested in my experiences, they wanted to know why I hadn't spent the last four years behind a bench doing research. Baylor is not a place for people with an interdisciplinary view of medicine or who are interested in being anything more than a researcher with an M.D. or, at most, a surgeon."