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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"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 | Report Response

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

"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 | Report Response

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

"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 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

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

What impressed you positively?

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

What impressed you negatively?

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

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

YUL

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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

$501+

General Info

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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