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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Can a Rainy Day Decrease Your Chance of Medical School Admission?

An interesting article in the New York Times today discusses the work of Dr. Donald A. Redelemeier, an internist and researcher, who likes to investigate quirky topics. One such topic he examined was if poor weather on your medical school interview day can impact your chance of acceptance. The answer is "yes."

I emphasize to clients that many factors influence an interviewer's disposition, mood and outlook. It doesn't surprise me that a rainy day might put your interviewer in a bad mood which might then "cloud" his or her view of you, the interviewee.

Be sure to read my book, The Medical School Interview, which discusses how other factors can influence your interview experience.

Click Here to read the NYT article.