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Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine (DUFM)
Allopathic Medical School
Halifax
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 32 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $18,300
  • Non - Resident Tuition $18,300
  • Application Fee $70
  • AVG MCAT -
  • AVG GPA -
  • LIZZYM Score -

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions & Student Affairs
  • CRC Building, Room C-124
  • 5849 University Ave
  • Halifax B3H 4R2
  • Canada

School Overview

School Info

At Dalhousie Medical School, we foster self-motivated learning, critical thinking, and clinical problem-solving. We expose you to a clinical setting in the first year of studies, believing that being at the bed side sooner is better than later. We facilitate learning in teaching sites around the Maritime provinces, believing in diverse experience. We integrate medical humanities at every level, believing that you will then become a compassionate caregiver, a good communicator, and a balanced individual.

Curriculum

At Dalhousie Medical School, communications skills, medical ethics, medical humanities, and medical research are interwoven into the curriculum from day one. These are truly vital components. Our commitment to training outstanding physicians is evident at every level from undergraduate to postgraduate to continuing medical education. And our research in the field of medical education enriches our own programs as well as those of other medical schools.

Facilities

From humble beginnings, the medical school has grown into the largest health research faculty in Atlantic Canada. Today it occupies three dedicated buildings and incorporates a network of more than 100 teaching sites throughout Maritime Canada, including nine affiliated teaching hospitals. The school boasts more than 1,300 faculty members, and has 21 clinical and basic science departments, 380 undergraduate medical students, 450 postgraduates (residents), and 270 graduate students. Since its founding, the school has graduated more than 7,000 physicians and has contributed to the training of at least as many research scientists. Although most Dalhousie-trained physicians have gone on to practice in the Maritime provinces, Dalhousie medical graduates and researchers fill positions in many of the world's top medical institutions.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

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What was the stress level of the interview?

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3.87 31

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How you think you did?

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7.32 19

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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

"What are the advantages/disadvantages of a two tier health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Privatization of health care in Canada has become a big issue. What are the advantages and disadvantages of privatized health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Picture yourself working as the lone physician in a rural community from 8am to 8pm each day and the excess of patients frequently requires you to work a couple of extra hours. How would you react to this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What measures might ease the health care situation in NS (particularly ER wait-times)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they asked me 'you seem to have lots of different kinds of experiences. With so many interests, are you really passionate about anything?'" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question surrounding what I wrote in my essay, which turned into a question about what I saw was wrong with the healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you came out of med school with a $120,000 debt, would you practice medicine in the public or private sector (assuming there is a private one)? Followed immediately by "If you were in need of medical care and you had money, would you wait in line in the public system or pay for private health care?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Dal? Where do you see yourself in 15 years? What will you do if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide that you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a leadership role, and talk about example where you ran into problems with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge facing health care in your province today? What do you think can be done to help solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you improve the candian health care system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Disappointing situation/circumstance and how you handled it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say are some of your weaknesses/strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you dislike most about the research process?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Comment on quality of life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation when you have encountered difficulty working in a group." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to study med? Why not continue with nursing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NS? Why Dal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why Dalhousie? What if you get in to another uni and Dal? What if you don't get in anywhere? Do you work well in groups - explain with examples. How do you respond when a group member isn't pulling their weight? Do you consider yourself tolerant of someone not pulling their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why specialty of medicine are you interested in and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us how you got to this point." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a friend who knew you very well came into this room when you were not, how would they describe you? What makes you interested in medicine at Dalhousie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are you passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do applicants frequently tend to say they want to work in rural areas, but we still have a lack of physicians in these areas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a physician, what would you want your patients to say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend that you’re a family physician… a sixty year old woman comes to you – she would like to have a baby, and she would like for you to recommend her to a fertility clinic. How do you handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 60 year old female patient wanted to have a child and requested your help going through a fertility clinic what would you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked to describe a book (non-medical) that I had read recently and why I liked/disliked it. Guess it goes to show" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is soccer called ''the beautiful game''? (I played varsity soccer for 5 years)." More from this Member | Report Response

"none were really interesting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"following one of my comments I was asked "are you thick skinned", I answered it was getting thicker..though still not quite as thick as I'd like, and then I was asked "how have you become thicker skinned"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you consider medicine a science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What Canada's role should be in International Health Care." More from this Member | Report Response

""You are working as a physician and your colleague has a substance abuse problem. What do you do?" Followed by "The same scenario as above, except that now you are a resident and the substance abuser is your supervisor."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest obstacle you've overcome in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were very experienced-based. They took various activity/etc from my essays and supplementary pages and asked questions based on that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favourite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were treating a patient who recently came back from a trip alone to asia and contracted an STD and he did not want to tell his wife, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were all pretty basic in terms of interest. Most were geared towards expanding on my personal submission. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could sit down and chat over a coffee with anybody in all human history, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you propose to increase the compliance of a teen with a cystic fibrosis diagnosis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they were fairly standard.." More from this Member | Report Response

"i had studied 2 years of nursing and was asked why i wanted to study med and not nursing" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had unlimited funds how would you change the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Religion obviously plays an important role in your life, how would you handle a 15-year-old patient wanting birth control? What about if she was pregnant and wanted an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a resident and your supervisor lies to a patient- what do you do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of your colleagues in the hospital isn't doing their share of work..what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were really quite standard - nothing that I would call "interesting", but because they were open-ended, the onus was on ME to make the answers interesting.!" More from this Member | Report Response

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