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McGill University Faculty of Medicine
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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McGill University Faculty of Medicine (McGill-FOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Montreal
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 31 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $13,224
  • Non - Resident Tuition $37,705
  • Application Fee $144
  • AVG MCAT -
  • AVG GPA -
  • LIZZYM Score -

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions, Equity & Diversity
  • 1010 Sherbrooke St. W, Suite 1210
  • Montreal H3A 2R7
  • Canada

School Overview

School Info

In 1813, James McGill, a Scottish immigrant who prospered in Montreal, bequeathed his 46-acre estate and 10,000 pounds to the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning that became McGill University. Chartered in 1821, McGill began instruction in 1829 with the Faculty of Medicine. The Faculty of Arts followed in 1843, succeeded by modern languages, commercial studies and sciences. Over the decades the University steadily added to its programs, facilities and professional schools. The first women students were admitted in 1884.

Curriculum

The curriculum objectives correspond to the Faculty of Medicine mission and aim to equip the student to meet the most stringent standards of medical practice and professionalism to ensure career-long excellence in whole-person care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to function responsibly, in a supervised clinical setting, at the level of an undifferentiated physician. The program emphasizes the fundamental sciences and scientific methodology as pillars of medical knowledge. It provides 50% traditional lectures and 50% small group teaching, as well as laboratory and computer teaching.

Facilities

The teaching hospital network of McGill University is an integral part of the research, teaching, and clinical activities of the Faculty of Medicine. By agreement and tradition, the administration, medical staff, and scientific personnel of these institutions are closely integrated with McGill University and form the basis of the clinical departments of the Faculty of Medicine. The McGill University Health Center (MUHC) is a new institution created by the merger and integration of five of the teaching hospitals of the Faculty of Medicine. The MUHC is one of the five Centres hospitaliers universitaires recognized by the Ministry of Health of the Province of Quebec and is the primary site for the teaching programs of the University. The activities of the MUHC are carried out at the following four locations, The Royal Victoria Hospital, The Montreal General Hospital, The Montreal Children's Hospital, and The Montreal Neurological Hospital. There are two are other principal teaching hospitals, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital and the St. Mary`s Hospital Centre as well as six affiliated hospitals.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

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

Select Questions & Recent Responses

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

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 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

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Lectures are recorded" -Posted 01/30/2010 | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"We don't see patients before 1.5 years into the program" -Posted 01/30/2010 | Report Response

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"3-4 times/week" -Posted 01/30/2010 | Report Response

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