6 out of 10
At the school
"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?"
"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."
"What do you consider is the greatest challenge for doctors?"
"Who is my favorite rapper?"
"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."
"Reread my essay, news paper articles about the health care system in Canada and in Quebec, read the curriculum of the school."
"The students are super friendly and fun. The interviewers made me feel very relaxed."
"The four hour wait in between the two interviews felt so long. Luckily I went with friends."
"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. "
"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^"