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  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Montreal
Individual Feedback 1 31 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 19
Negatively 3
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.97 30

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.11 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.81 16

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 18
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 5
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 31
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 31
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 26
Closed file 3

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.97 31

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Where do you see yourself in X years?" -Posted 03/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the students who gave the presentation, they were dressed so informally while you weren't? What does empathy mean to you?" -Posted 07/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of specialty would you like to do?" -Posted 05/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"direct from sketch (work)" -Posted 04/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain [particular activity/event] in your essay. (I got a lot of these questions)" -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you speak French?" -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why would you choose mcgill university? (that was a hard question for me because i knew that mcgill wasn't my first choice...!)" -Posted 05/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the major issues in the world concerning healthcare" -Posted 03/16/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"@ back to back ethics questions....one about lying students the other about lying doctors." -Posted 03/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" -Posted 02/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about X from autobiography, CV; give further examples. What skills did X give you that apply to medicine. How did you learn compassion/communcation/etc from this experience?" -Posted 02/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why McGill ?" -Posted 04/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What originally began your interest in medicine? How did 'x' (from CV) influence your decision? " -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your Canadian education will be a disadvantage?" -Posted 02/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What are your motivations, and why haven't you chosen another career of equal difficulty or stature?" -Posted 01/30/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What I would personally find to be the most rewarding aspect of medicine." -Posted 04/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why McGill" -Posted 03/07/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to McGill?" -Posted 02/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you involved with homeless people? (Im not)" -Posted 01/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are the Dean of Faculty of medicine, how would you ask the provincial government for more funding considering that fact that many McGill graduates leave Quebec upon graduation?" -Posted 05/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you weren't accepted this year, what would you do to improve your application?" -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why McGill?" -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe that physicians ought to be upstanding citizens in the community?" -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some leadership positions you've had?" -Posted 03/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Tell me about yourself?" -Posted 03/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor, vs. other health care professions? Would you continue doing research during medical school?" -Posted 07/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose you are against abortion. I am a 15 year old girl and I come to your office asking for an abortion. What do you say to me?" -Posted 05/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"direct from sketch (research)" -Posted 04/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Did you have any mentors that influenced your decision to pursue medicine" -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about _____ activity?" -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is a good doctor? what qualities or competences are important? in our actual society, what do you think are doctors' new challenges?" -Posted 05/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your family, culture background, etc..." -Posted 03/16/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind policy?" -Posted 03/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide you wanted to be a doctor?" -Posted 02/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your hobbies, what sports/movies/books do you play/watch/read? What concerns are there when a 16y.o. girl asks for birth control? Tell me about something that made you happy/unhappy. How do you feel when you are near a naked patient and how do you deal with it? How do you get a patient to quit smoking?" -Posted 02/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if medicine (as a career) was a complete impossibility?" -Posted 04/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain why you chose to do a Masters in Epidemiology? Most people do that after an MD degree." -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a good doctor, a dangerous one?" -Posted 02/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family history, any medical problems you know of?" -Posted 01/30/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why an MD PhD?" -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Last book I read" -Posted 04/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine" -Posted 03/07/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of medicine would you like to practice?" -Posted 02/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why havent you contributed your service towards your undergrad school instead of other volunteer work?" -Posted 01/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If somehow premed doesn't work out (you are not accepted), what do you plan to do? Where do you picture yourself in 10 years? Why medicine, why now? Pretty standard questions." -Posted 05/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a health care issue which has been in the news in the past month." -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide?" -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you seen in the medical field that has made you want to join it/not join it?" -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What things do you like to do at school besides research and classes?" -Posted 03/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? " -Posted 03/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Why {insert major here}? Lots of questions from autobio." -Posted 03/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you became close with another patient during your volunteer experiences. Many questions from my autobiographic sketch." -Posted 07/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anyone in medicine, other than your family, that has inspired you to pursue this field?" -Posted 05/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" -Posted 04/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"explain your research project. Will you pursue graduate studies if not admitted to med school? why is research so important in medicine and should medical students be obligated to carry out research projects?" -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How/why did you choose McGill?" -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"in team works, are you usually the leader? what do you do when a partner doesn't do his/her part?" -Posted 05/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what will you do if not accepted..." -Posted 03/16/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Some obscure question about Canadian healthcare in PEI" -Posted 03/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a conflict situation you've been in." -Posted 02/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What major accomplishment would you want me to highlight if I were to defend you to the admissions board? What do you do when an encounter with a patient is going badly?" -Posted 02/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be your biggest fear in practicing medicing ? " -Posted 04/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be some of the things you would consider in treating a patient who is in chronic/uncurable pain?" -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, what is it about medicine that you enjoy, and what is it that you may not enjoy?" -Posted 01/30/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the time commitment required to finish your PhD in 3-4 years?" -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What I would personally find to be the most difficult aspect of practicing med." -Posted 04/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about experience X? what are your interests? " -Posted 03/07/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the greatest challenge in your life so far?" -Posted 02/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you come here today? In 30 secs sell yourself." -Posted 01/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider is the greatest challenge for doctors?" -Posted 05/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the sickest person you have ever seen, and how did you deal with that?" -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss your greatest accomplishment/failure." -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." -Posted 03/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the last movie you saw? " -Posted 03/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you cried? " -Posted 07/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had to report something to an authority about someone who was acting in an unethical or unlawful manner?" -Posted 05/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Some quality of life and euthanasia questions." -Posted 04/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what are three major issues in healthcare (in north american and globally)" -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting, pretty much just went through my autobiographical letter." -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you tell to people who say that 17-18 year-old students are too young and not mature enough to enter the medicine program and that older students (that have completed a baccalaureat for example) should be privileged?" -Posted 05/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"-What are some of the major issues in the world concerning healthcare" -Posted 03/16/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were an intern and accidently killed a patient how would u react" -Posted 03/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you have changed in extracurricular program that will remain after you graduate?" -Posted 02/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to direct a movie, what would the theme be?" -Posted 02/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"would you still be a doctor if the highest salary you could earn was $20,000 a year?" -Posted 01/25/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It has been said that the average intern has killed 1.5 patients. Would you be able to live with yourself ?" -Posted 04/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to me if I told you I donlt think you have a strong enough interest in the 'hard sciences' to get through medical school?" -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about HMO's" -Posted 02/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most negative thing about practicing medicine, in your mind?" -Posted 01/30/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about business decisions made by certain pharmaceutical companies." -Posted 04/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard Questions only. nothing new" -Posted 03/07/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us? :)" -Posted 02/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"An 80 year old terminally ill man calls you up to tell you that he is going to take a lethal dose of painkillers. He has called you to tell you that you have been a great doctor and many thanks. How do you handle the situation?" -Posted 01/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is my favorite rapper?" -Posted 05/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of problems would you encounter if you were practicing up North with a Native population?" -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of movies/books/music do you like?" -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I feel are the major health problems that people working for Doctor's without Borders face?" -Posted 03/30/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a situation as a medical student if an attending physician demanded (at the risk of you not getting your first choice residency program) that you take pictures of a patient for a research paper without getting approval from the patient. " -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" -Posted 03/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you won 10 million dollars?" -Posted 02/24/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your response to people who say that all use of animals in experiments is wrong, and that weighing the pros and cons shouldn't even enter into it?" -Posted 03/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you improve the long waiting times in clinics, and how would you address the families who are waiting? " -Posted 07/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What does compassion mean to you?" -Posted 05/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about cosmetic dermatology and the doctors who pursue it?" -Posted 04/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"No really difficulty questions. The question above was probably the most difficult. no ethics questions" -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a big ethical issue facing people today?" -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"in medicine, we often have to work with patients or collegues with whom we have disagreements. have you ever had any experience of that sort, where you had to work with someone who didn't share your way of working or your opinion?" -Posted 05/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, mainly personal questions, very few ethical questions" -Posted 03/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the major issues in the world concerning healthcare" -Posted 03/16/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Same" -Posted 03/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were fairly standard and mostly related to my experiences as opposed to the medicine-related questions." -Posted 02/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect to change in medical school?" -Posted 02/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of ethical questions...hypothetical medical scenarios that I had to think about and make a tough/controversial decision" -Posted 01/25/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How is socccer a metaphor for life and medicine ? (first interview, first question asked... 9am in the morning)" -Posted 04/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest achievement/biggest failure (such typical questions, but pretty hard!)" -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you go for your PhD in engineering?" -Posted 02/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your biggest personal weaknesses." -Posted 01/30/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you should do medical research if the research you've done up to now isn't medical in itself?" -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing that stumped me, all standard" -Posted 04/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"above" -Posted 03/07/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the greateest challenge in your life so far?" -Posted 02/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something to make me laugh." -Posted 01/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If my best friend is in the room, what would she say that I have to work on. I did think of my weakness before, but somehow my mind blanked out for half a minute. Very odd." -Posted 05/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think doctors make too much money?" -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical scenario involving a patient giving a doctor gifts for work performed." -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really very difficult, it was all just about what I learned from " -Posted 03/30/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have to actively work at being humble?" -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking back on your life, what's one thing you wish you could change?" -Posted 03/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?Why did you choose Mc Gill (hard because there is little info on the dental program)" -Posted 02/24/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Forums, feedback, practice with friends, med students." -Posted 03/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews with a friend, CAPS, practiced/researched lots of interview questions, watched the news, read about ethical situations" -Posted 07/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the newspaper, Time magazine, Ethics in Canadian Health Care textbook, mock interviews, etc." -Posted 05/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a little bit about the school, faculty. What was new in the province, city." -Posted 04/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"kept up with the news, read ethics books, mock interviews with career advisor and friends" -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, talked to someone who had interviewed there previously" -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"visited many websites like this one, asked myself why i wanted to become a doctor, prepared to talk about what i wrote in my autobiographical letter (that's what they base themselves on during the interview)" -Posted 05/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read a lot about the health care system, and current affairs" -Posted 03/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read lots and lots of books on ethics, healthcare system in canada. Read books on improving the healthcare system in canada. studied the school's webpage " -Posted 03/16/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about Quebec healthcare, read my auto, practice Qs" -Posted 03/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on healthcare in Quebec, did mock interview with friends, read autobiographical letter" -Posted 02/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read essay and CV. They go through almost item by item with you in the interview" -Posted 02/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, reread application materials, " -Posted 01/25/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a lot of everything: magazine (Time, Macleans, Economist, Strut, GQ) just to get a style of wording and current events. Read my autobiography. made a time line." -Posted 04/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my autobiographical statement, read the newspapers; introspection." -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"School site, talked to students" -Posted 02/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking with other applicants and reading my personal statement." -Posted 01/30/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I tried to relax." -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, Ian Wong's site, read newspaper, current health care reading and some ethical discussions with friends" -Posted 04/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read personal statement. sdn. Ian wong site." -Posted 03/07/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on Canadian healthcare and the McGill curriculum, knew my essay inside out." -Posted 02/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my essay, news paper articles about the health care system in Canada and in Quebec, read the curriculum of the school." -Posted 05/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my essays and brainstormed over the types of questions which could be asked, went over how I would present my life experiences, kept up with current events and recent health care issues, read a book on medical ethics and visited this website." -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read newpaper, did mock interview" -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my essay, read the newspaper, read the romanow report executive summary, practice questions" -Posted 03/30/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read my essay, followed health issues, discussed potential questions and answers with professors and fellow applicants " -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read newspapers, re-read my essay and just relaxed" -Posted 03/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my essay, their website, current health news." -Posted 03/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"One of the interviewers was from outside the faculty of medicine. People really got into my personal statement and my motivations." -Posted 03/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Good presentation by the students." -Posted 07/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness of the interviewers." -Posted 05/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions people were extremely friendly and well organized. I had some friends who gave me a tour. Everything put me at ease." -Posted 04/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, dean's presentations were informative, great food" -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice, and really seemed to like the school." -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy laboratory and museum was very impressive. we had the occasion of observing some corpses, which was really interesting. the campus is gorgeous. oh and the food they gave us (breakfast and lunch) was good =)" -Posted 05/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the dean stop by at talked to us" -Posted 03/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the fact that the Associate Dean took the time (in fact the whole day almost) to sit and talk about the program. She repeated the same talk over 3 times that day and was very patient and answered all the questions we had. " -Posted 03/16/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The free food" -Posted 03/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were all very enthusiastic and went out of their way to present their school well. They also took a lot of time out for activities, tours, etc even though they had an exam the coming week." -Posted 02/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Downtown Montreal and McGill campus. McGill students get into hospitals in Jan of second year." -Posted 02/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the students, the facilties, the program, the city...even the weather was nice that day" -Posted 01/25/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxed atmosphere and the desire to keep the interviews unstressful; the other students were supportive of the applicants; the desire of the McGill staff to tell us some of the good things about McGill, including the focus on clinical skills and the international make up of the class." -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students planned a whole weekend around the interview for us to have fun" -Posted 02/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of education at McGill. There is more hands-on training here than in US schools, which prepares and trains better." -Posted 01/30/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The MD PhD students were friendly and open. Although the last interview was with the director of the MD PhD program, she asked good, albeit hard, questions." -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The low stress level, the interviewers really do just want to get to know you." -Posted 04/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Montreal is awesome. People were friendly and down to earth." -Posted 03/07/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch with the dean was amazing, and the McGill med students are awesome. " -Posted 02/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"School's location in Montreal" -Posted 01/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are super friendly and fun. The interviewers made me feel very relaxed." -Posted 05/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly atmosphere during the interviews... it was all very casual and I really felt that the interviewers were trying to get to know me." -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the students seemed very enthusiastic, they were totally selling the school." -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were all very friendly and welcoming, we had lunch at Thomson house with the Dean of Admission and the Dean of Health Sciences" -Posted 03/30/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I love McGill, so it doesn't take much to impress me about the school, but I suppose it was how eager the med students were to chat with the interviewees" -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really excited about the program and the school which gave a good impression." -Posted 03/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"They treated us to a pizza dinner the night before the interview and a fancy lunch the day of. The students were all very friendly and enthusiastic. The school and the city of Montreal has a lot to offer. Plus cheap tuition." -Posted 03/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"two students and 1 professor conducted the interview" -Posted 02/24/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Despite what they tell you that day, not every interview is easy going. I had a lot of ethical questions in my first interview, (however the second one was very relaxed)." -Posted 07/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was there from 830-4 for two 30 minutes interviews." -Posted 05/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The school/faculty/city are amazing." -Posted 04/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"no tours but I attended this school for undergrad therefore already knew the campus well" -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular, but I would have liked to visit one of the hospitals while I was there." -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the presentation of the program was kind of boring and monotone. the director/teacher (i didn't really pay attention...) was not interesting to listen to and it was too long. i wasn't even listening (i was eating....)" -Posted 05/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That there were no medical students around to talk to. With all fairness, I think that the day I interviewed, the MED I's had classes, MedII's and III's were in the hospitals while MedIV's were busy finalizing residency matches or soemthing like that..." -Posted 03/16/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are old... and the hospital tour was sketchy. We did not feel welcome being herded through ER, ICU as a large group that was getting in the way." -Posted 02/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Learning that almost no clinical skills are taught during the first 1.5yrs." -Posted 02/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing in particular" -Posted 01/25/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"McGill has too many students for its limited class space; small group sizes are large (15+); there are lots of younger students because of the MedP program." -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty cold" -Posted 02/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"A seeming lack of maturity among some students, and difficult to get around." -Posted 01/30/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had had a little more time in between interviews. I nearly was late to each interview despite the fact that there was a small buffer in between interviews." -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was freakin cold out, but I guess I'm used to that." -Posted 04/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"all round great... though some of the facilities seem a little older. I'm sure they do the job." -Posted 03/07/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" -Posted 02/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are not happy at all to be there." -Posted 01/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The four hour wait in between the two interviews felt so long. Luckily I went with friends." -Posted 05/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"No tours, no fancy lunch (unlike some other people who have posted their experiences at McGill!), no chance to meet current med students on the interview day (though there was a pizza party organized on the weekend)." -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Too many hills!" -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour or information session" -Posted 03/30/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"perhaps there does not have to be a 4 hour gap between interviews" -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of events planned, it was not very well coordinated." -Posted 03/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that the medical campus is on a hill - I almost couldn't stop from sliding down the icy slopes! Also the fact that they accept more Americans than out-of-province Canadian students." -Posted 03/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"no formal tour, no formal introductions, ppl just ignore you" -Posted 02/24/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interviewers do not know our grades." -Posted 05/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How hilly the campus is. Streets go up and down at 45 degree angles." -Posted 04/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing except that there would be a lot of waiting during interview day and that the interviews were really low stress" -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"how I overprepared and really shouldn't have been as stressed out as I was" -Posted 03/16/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That you take classes with Med-P students (ie. students right out of Cegep)" -Posted 02/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is transitioning to a stronger emphasis on small group learning and students seem to feel like it is an awkward transition with large (~15 students) groups and less learning. Faculty members said there is some disagreement about how the non lecture-based instruction should be conducted." -Posted 02/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" -Posted 01/25/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The teaching methods and group methods." -Posted 01/30/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that most people who were interviewing me hadn't even read my personal statement. I was expecting my letter to serve as a launch pad for discussion." -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, although I had done tons of research and they barely asked me about my work." -Posted 04/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How few out of province Canadian seats there are. An all round great place to be... didn't know I'd like Montreal as much as I did." -Posted 03/07/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"There are many exits out of the metro stations and it is easy to get lost!" -Posted 02/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"No food, no tour, no information." -Posted 01/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"They are more interested in what you didn't put in to your essay. The second interviewer asked me if there is anything else that I would like to add (three times!!!) Finally I just ran out of things to say. So I asked him a few questions instead. " -Posted 05/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

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"The hills!!" -Posted 03/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"i expected more behavior analysis questions, but alot of standard, why did you chose dentisty, why did you chose our school" -Posted 02/24/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"MD/PhD interviewers had a long day, with 2 30 minute interviews in the morning and 2 45 minute interviews with the program director and a former program director in the afternoon. These interviews were very straightforward, and they wanted to know that you had some direction and were clear about your motivations and really wanted MD/PhD. In the morning interviews, I was asked a lot of questions from my autobio and CV, one interview was very casual and one was trying to assess my level of involvement in most of the activities I was involved with. Overall it was very positive, and I came out of each interview feeling good. " -Posted 03/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"This was for the Med-P program at McGill. Overall, it was a very good experience. They were very friendly but since they are like this with everyone, it is difficult to tell whether you impressed them or not." -Posted 05/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Well organized. There are two separate 30 minute interviews. Other interviewees were kind and pleasant to talk to. I think there were organized tours but they took place later in the day." -Posted 04/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"great experience, great school." -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really long day, but the school and the people were really nice. The interviews were pretty straight forward, just asking questions about my autobiographical letter. Be prepared for a lot of waiting around between your two interviews because they don't give you much to do." -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"both interviewers mostly asked questions to clarify the information that i had put in my autobiographical letter (so be sure to re-read it before the interview). but there were also questions that weren't related to the letter. the interviewers were nice and sympathetic overall. the interviews are supposed to last 30 mins, but mine only lasted 20 mins each. the interviews went well in general." -Posted 05/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"both interviews were conversational, both went over my autobiography with me. lots of questions about my family, my childhood, hobbies and interests. I felt like they were really trying to get to know me, and tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible" -Posted 03/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly interviewers, very conversational interviews." -Posted 02/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"arrival from 8-9am, first 45min. interview between 9 and 11:30, second 45 min interview between 1:30 and 4:00. intermittent talks by faculty, students; tours available." -Posted 02/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Surprisingly laid back and was actually enjoyable. Ask questions as much as possible and just let it role. KNOW YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY." -Posted 04/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, very positive experience. The interviewers just want to get to know you, get a sense of who you are, where you come from and why you are interested in medicine. It was much more conversational than at other schools because the interviewers weren't taking notes, and most questions were based on my previous responses. McGill would be a wonderful place to be." -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The first one was a basic conversation. I felt like my second interviewer was really grilling me and twisting my questions into things she could ask me." -Posted 02/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"They want to know the applicant, make sure they know that it's not just finding the right applicants, but making sure the school is a good fit for us." -Posted 01/30/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I had 4 interviews, each lasted 45-60 minutes, except for the lunch interview, which lasted an hour and a half with the 2 MD PhD students. My first interview was with a fairly informal scientist for the PhD and that had low stress. I really felt at ease talking to him because I knew the type from all the research I had done in the past few years. The second interview was for the MD and this was with one of the professors. He was fairly straightforward, went down my personal statement and just asked me to elaborate on what it is that I said. I then went to eat lunch with 2 MD PhD students and we talked about research and life in general. This was also informal and much more relaxed than the other interviews. They were easier to talk to, although since this was an interview, there was this tension that made things not quite relaxed. It was a good lunch and finally the last interview was with the director of the MD PhD program. That was the really tough interview and I felt a little grilled afterwards because of the difficulty of some of the questions. I also felt like she purposefully asked certain questions to see how I would respond, like with the question about my research not being actual medical research. Overall, everyone had a good poker face. I'm personally used to being able to read people so in general, especially after the last interview, that was a little unsettling. From what I've heard from multiple people that have been interviewed at McGill, they always have an interview that's supposed to make you have doubts in yourself." -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Would be a great place to be. great value. great school. great city." -Posted 03/07/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are very relaxed and super-friendly and focused mainly on the personal essay. I was very impressed with McGill and their efforts to make the interview experience meaningful. " -Posted 02/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Very poorly conducted. My tenth interview and by far the worst. Students treated very impersonally, interview is very subjective. I was accepted to a top-ranked American school, but not even put on the waiting list here. Why? Because of two confrontational interviewers, who were aggressive and biased. Opposed to common belief, McGill does not have stress-free interviews. Prepare and beware!" -Posted 01/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were MDs. They only had access to the essay (not grades). Both focused on my personal essay and qualities instead of what I know. They basically went through my essay and took down notes during the interviews. Although some interviewers tend to ask a lot of ethics questions, follow a long list, or ask what if you're the minister of health...etc. It really depends on who you get. One of my friends was interviewed by a priest/psychiatrist, so obviously there were lots of ethics questions. You don't know who is going to interview you until they call for your name. Most people feel pretty relaxed and possitive after. I told my second interviewer that I wasn't able to visit the anatomy lab (to which only first year med students have access)on the tour, and he said that I would get my chance. I just found out that I was accepted, so maybe it was a good sign? Tips: do dress formally, don't wear tons of make-up. Stay relaxed and true to yourself. Arrive early because the interviews don't start at the exact time. Don't sit by yourself, talk to other students, even strangers. You want to project yourself as positive, confident and friendly. And, this might sound silly, smile to everyone you pass in the halls, maybe that person will be the next one to interview you. Good luck. ^o^" -Posted 05/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all very casual and relaxed. One interviewer asked me some tough questions, but I felt that I could answer well because I am very familiar with the type of medicine I want to practice. ALso the interviewer was very friendly and not at all confrontational. My experience there has made me even more excited about McGill!" -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Not bad, it was a very long day, since we had 2 seperate interviews with a lot of waiting in between." -Posted 04/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at McGill last year so I had an idea of what to expect as far as questions go, but I was pleasantly surprised by the interviewers I had this year. They created a relaxed environment for you to speak about your experiences and just be yourself." -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a very relaxed interview with no ethical or health care questions. They mostly asked about my personal interests and why I was interested in medicine. " -Posted 03/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The student-organized activities were great. But my own interviews didn't go as well as I hoped (the 2nd interviewer didn't seem to be interested at all). But McGill is definitely a good school to attend if one gets the chance!" -Posted 03/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"felt like i was just another applicant in a pool of hundreds, no personalized attention" -Posted 02/24/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent experience!" -Posted 12/12/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 15
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 1
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 6
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.94 16

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

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In state 10
Out of state 4

What was your total time spent traveling?

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0-1 hour 6
2-3 hours 2
4-6 hours 3
7+ hours 2

What was your primary mode of travel?

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Airplane 4
Automobile 2
Train or subway 10
Other 1

Where did you stay?

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At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 4
Hotel 3
Home 0
Other 0

Would you recommend the hotel?

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

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< $100 1
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

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General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
9.06 16

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

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9.41 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

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9.71 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

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4.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

On what date did the interview take place?

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They were a bit slow to respond, but I understand this was because they were temporarily short staff" -Posted 03/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

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