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  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Montreal
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"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 | Report Response

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

"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 | Report Response

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"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 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

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

What impressed you negatively?

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

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

05/07/2003

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