How accurate are post-interview feelings compared to interview scores?
I know that self-assessments are different for everyone, but if any past interviewees or medical students could help weigh in how they felt compared to how they scored then it would help ease my mind. I felt that I struggled with a majority of the stations. Anyone felt they struggled with many stations, but were surprised to receive offers or above average interview scores?
Edit: I'm really worried... could someone PM me to talk about it
Hopefulgirl123, I completely understand your worry post-interview. I believe that is very much expected and is all part of the process. I know this is extremely difficult to do, but try not to dwell and stew over your interview. What is done is done and all you can do now is wait until May. I was in your shoes last year and would roller coaster through days of confidence that my interview went well, to days of feeling as though I had screwed up every single station.
In addition to UBC, I also interviewed at NOSM. I interviewed for 3 years at NOSM and after every interview I walked out feeling good about it. I was not accepted at NOSM. For UBC, I felt my interview was OK but as mentioned above would switch being feeling quite good to feeling quite bad. I guess the answer I want to give you is this - I think we are bad judges of our own performance. If you think the interviewer was trying to gauge how much depth your answers went into, but in reality they were gauging if you stuck to your guns and continued on in the face of questioning, you won't be able to assess yourself correctly for that station. This isn't a typical test where you usually know if you have the right answer or not (i.e. maybe after an undergrad multiple choice midterm). Interviews are a black box and nobody (save for the admissions committee themselves) know exactly what the interviewers are looking for.
I found the period between interviews and May one of the most difficult waiting periods because I kept over analyzing my answers. Remember, it is a high stress environment and what you remember doing might not even be an accurate picture of what you actually did. I wish I could give you more comfort, but if you want to talk further feel free to send me a PM. Good luck!