Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums

Recommended Posts

Would this be viewed as rude? Is it as simple as saying "I know so and so, would I be able to get another interviewer?"?

 

you just state it as it is - "I know so and so very well and I am afraid that would put him/her in an awkward situation of conflict of interest. I would hate to do that, so just for everyone's comfort and to make sure the interview rules are followed I would suggest it would be best for another interview team to assess me"

Link to post
Share on other sites

you just state it as it is - "I know so and so very well and I am afraid that would put him/her in an awkward situation of conflict of interest. I would hate to do that, so just for everyone's comfort and to make sure the interview rules are followed I would suggest it would be best for another interview team to assess me"

 

We won't be shown the names of the interviewers or anything prior to arriving to the interview room, I'm assuming? 

 

As with the first poster for this thread, I'm also worried about knowing/being familiar with the interview team as I have quite an extensive network (albeit positive connections, I believe) at my undergrad school. I'm worried about not being sure how to handle this situation should it arise. 

 

I worry that even if I did state right away in the interview that I was familiar with one of the panel members (even if they didn't raise it), and said that I felt that a switch would be best, I'm concerned how this would impact the flow of my interview and how it may result in a sub-optimal impression, even though it is unrelated to the actual interview etc..

 

Thoughts? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Your interviewers will almost certainly have a list of interviewees in advance, partially for this reason.  The onus is generally on the interviewer, not the interviewee, to identify any potential conflict so that the schedulers can work around it.  Happens all the time, don't worry about it.  I've seen interviewers shuffled around to avoid conflict in med school interviews, residency and fellowship interviews.  Heck, it even happened in my Royal College exam.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...