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  • Queen's University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Kingston
Individual Feedback 2 44 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 33
Negatively 3
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.30 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.91 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.91 22

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 5
40 minutes 10
45 minutes 17
50 minutes 10
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 43
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 22
In a group 22

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 39
Closed file 5

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.11 44

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

"why Queens." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cannot disclose" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to balance many activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you forsee for yourself in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the proposal to increase tuition fees in Quebec? (I'm from Montreal)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a problem you might have with the medical program at this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do in your spare time to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine...obviously, what kind of doctor do you wanna be? what would you do about the physician shortage? Tell us about a creative project you have done. what kind of books do you like to read/what are you reading right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialties are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What contribution have you made to the community that you are most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a conflict that has arisen in a job, volunteer experience etc. and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics are important in a doctor? Which of your characteristics are best and worst for this career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What event in the world's history do you think has had the greatest impact on today's society." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? 3 strengths/3 weaknesses? How do you deal with stress? Have you ever failed? (describe What appeals and doesn't appeal to you about Queen's?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You've taken history of medicine courses...tell me something that happened in the history of medicine that has affected the profession to this day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare and contrast US / Canadian health care systems." More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my favourite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspects of medicine makes you want to pursue it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"can't remember but asked a lot of draw on your own past experience type questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the 2 most important issues facing the world today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What three people would you invite to dinner? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why med? Why Queen's? Tell me about your research. Tell me about your experience doing ___? (Many questions like this.) How do you manage your time? What do you do for fun? Do you have any siblings? Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what book are you reading right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

" This was my first interview, so I have very little to compare it too. The interviewers were quite receptive and offered encouragement. The questions were the ones you would expect: why do you want to be a physician, why are you applying to meds after 3 years, ways you deal with stress, important qualities in a physician, what you want us to remember about you, what do you do for fun, what are two major health issues SASK needs to deal with, interspersed between these were a bunch of questions from my sketch (what you learned from it), your greatest failure, do you have any questions for us. Queen's was my first choice school going in, and my experience out here has solidified my choice. For those of you interviewing the next weekend: introspect a lot about the things I listed above and what they mean for you don't rehearse your answers too much, I think it will sound contrived if you do although it is real hard to not be nervous at all, this interview is just a friendly conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Queens" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Tell me about yourself. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What is the most important issue in Canada right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about my program of study" More from this Member | Report Response

"Several 'what you did' and 'what you learned' type questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could read 3 books that you haven't read yet, what would they be, and one has to be by a Canadian author. (!!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you towards the study of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions about my EC's" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cannot disclose" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Queens" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a stressful time in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you are in a clinical practice with some partners and one of them isn't working as hard as the others?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What courses have you taken that you've found interesting and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about an issue facing medicine today (I said two-teir, they got into the whole thing with me...thank GOD i knew my shit!!!) what are your plans for next year? what are your backup plans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a failure in your life, i.e. a time when you were disappointed with how you did/how things worked out." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you consider working in a small/rural community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have a dinner party and invite any three people, living or dead, who would they be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a goal you have failed in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to balance your personal life with being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 world events of significance in your lifetime? 2 challenges health care will face in this century? Ways in which delivery of health care will change? Role model in health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Queen's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you contribute to groups?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from (insert past job)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the challenges that I have faced during my degree and how did I address them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are two major issues canada is dealing with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do on a friday or saturday night?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had 10 million dollars to spend on health care, how would you allocate the funds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your 3 favorite movies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As an engineer, what do you think will help you and what will hinder you from your background when you become a med student? From your experience in a primary care facility, what did you learn about Ontario's health care system? How would you improve the system? How do you feel about the Liberal party ousting Sheila Copps? (This question came because I am from her riding.) With examples, explain how you handle conflict with a fellow team member? What about conflict with a supervisor? Is there anything about the program at Queen's that impresses you? Anything that concerns you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of questions about my activities - what did you do with this group, tell us about this club, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Queens? Why do you want to become a doctor? (these one's are basically givens)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about my high school activities (which I did not expect to be asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You mention the good points about medicine, but what about government capping salaries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you deal with stress." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cannot disclose" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever failed at someting? How did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about 3 books you've read, and 3 more you're waiting to read (after I told them how much I liked to read)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn, what was your motivation for...(ec experience)." More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you have acted in a leadership role in the past and how you have resolved a conflict." More from this Member | Report Response

"If admitted, what would you bring to Queens? (i.e. what are your strengths?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of doctor would you like to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about an accomplishment that you are particularly proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your learning style?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you alleviate stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of reading do you do? Most creative project? Most significant award won? Lots and lots about personal experiences listed on application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give example of conflict with co-worker and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"From the med student: In third and fourth years, as well as residency, you will be very busy. What sacrifices do you epect to make and what sacrifices are you willing to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you work in a group? Give an example of a time you dealt with conflict." More from this Member | Report Response

"If my schedule was totally cleared for one day, what would I do to pass the time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was 4H?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favourite organ? (disguised question attempted at asking you what specialty you want to get in)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, and why Queen's specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say is your strength and weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do think the biggest challenges for doctors will be in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us? Beyond this list (the 'autobiographic sketch' list of activities) we don't know anything about you - is there anything additional you would like us to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a challenge currently facing Canada's health system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever have a significant failure in your life? If so, how did you cope with this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of when you had to work together with someone that you didn't get along with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Queen&#8217;s?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It was a behavioral question: ''Tell me a time when you....'' type of question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cannot disclose due to confidentiality agreement. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dinner with any 3 people, whom and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be any kitchen appliance, what would you be (I'm serious!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever inspired anyone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you spend your rebate cheque (I'm from Alberta)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no out of the ordinary questions at all. Most interesting may be the latest movies I'd seen. " More from this Member | Report Response

"See below" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could change one thing about the current health care system, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you talk about primary care reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you think will win the Oscars?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to briefly explain, in simple terms, how I would teach them how to play the violin!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you reapply next year if you get into Program X (not MD) this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which animal did you like working with the most (I grew up on a farm and have had a number of agricultural jobs)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be any kitchen appliance, what would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your thesis project, but pretend we are a group of grade 4 children" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect of your participation in music will help you in your career as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be any kitchen appliance, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do my attributes as a basic science researcher (I'm currently doing my MSc) fit in with my desire to begin clinical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How 3 world events had influenced me personally." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you good reccommend one book for the whole world to read what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should Canada offer free tuition for medical school? If yes, where should the money come from?" More from this Member | Report Response

" If you could be any object in this room what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite a number of people, living or dead, to dinner, who would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 things that are most important to you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 books you could recommend which would change my life?(I had already described reading as an interest)" More from this Member | Report Response

"See below." More from this Member | Report Response

"how i see the difference in medicine between the US and Canada (i grew up in the US)" More from this Member | Report Response

""invite to dinner - who?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to properly say my name (at the beginning)" More from this Member | Report Response

"stuck on an island... what 3 things would you bring?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you cope with stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been forced to do something that has conflicted with your personal values?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of impression of yourself do you think you've given us so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hard to say...most of the questions were general ones you would expect." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think socioeconomic status is a factor in acceptance to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your concerns if the U.S. invades Iraq - part of a long, interesting discussion about the potential war and the U.S.'s foreign policy - the faculty member seemed really interested in talking politics and my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"-tell me about your family and where you grew up? -why do want to be a doctor? -of the following 3 people which one would be your hero: Mandella, Ossler, Bono? (I have no idea who Ossler is, I said Mandella) -what will you do if you don't get in/do you have a backup plan? -how do you deal with stress -how do you balance your life (varsity football, school, volunteering) -Stuff from PIF: they asked me about two volunteering positions, one summer job, and specifically what was the most signifigant thing that had happened in my volunteering position. -name a goal that you did not fulfil -who do you consider to be your role model(s) -how do you deal with stress? -What are the two biggest problems in health care in Canada? -how do you feel about incentive programs for rural medicine? -how else might you promote rural medicine? -what kind of doctor would you like to be? -how do you feel about privatization of health care? -if you could change one aspect of your character what would it be? -why are you drinking so much water/do you want any more? -what do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Various introspective questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time? This question bad difficult imo because I answered it with all big-city examples that wouldn't be possible if I were to attend their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 14-year old girl comes to ask you for bith-control pills but doens't want you to tell her parents, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to come on Ontario when Alberta is ''the place to be''" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would deal with the stress of medical school (doesn't sound difficult but i think my answer sounded hollow)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the physician shortage? How the *&^# do I know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my opinion on two-tier health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time when you had to follow a policy that you disagreed with...not an inherently difficult question, but I didn't have a great answer ready for it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time in your life when you had to stand up for something you believed in against your peers..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name the three most powerful people in the world today." More from this Member | Report Response

"The one above. It was asked in a point-blank manner...I felt like I had to answer "yes" or "no"." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your greatest accomplishment? (I had thought about this, but hadn't really come up with an answer... which meant that it came out more naturally anyway!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you tell the parents of a young child that their child was terminally ill with cancer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The easy ones I hadn't fully prepared for - why medicine; what would your friends/family say are your strengths, weaknesses..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare Canadian and US health care. (very open-ended question, not really sure where they wanted me to go with it...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do about Canada's physician shortage / poor distribution of physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your friend broke the law, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Once accepted / graduated / in practice, how will I--in the role I anticipate--work to improve the Canadian Health Care System? Specifically, how will I deal with issues like bed / staff shortages?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you have failed in. I had thought about this question before and really had nothing to say (not that I'm perfect or anything but I just haven't had the experience of a worthwhile failure to bring up). So I told them that and it was fine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you think of a time that you made a mistake but it ended up working out better because of it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Using your knowledge of etymology (I told them I was taking a course in it), what one word would you choose to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your perspectives? i was caught off guard because the question was vague, and i didn't know what they were really asking." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with the death of a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a conflict with a fellow classmate on a group project, how would you resolve it if the project was due the next day and you were not nearly finished. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were accepted to medical school but had to wait one year before entry - what would you do with a free year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See below." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above." More from this Member | Report Response

""why are you applying after only 3 years" - i was thinking "why not??'" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question on teamwork and how to make it work" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a conflict you've been involved in and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been in a situation where you had to speak up for your beliefs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Several questions were unexpected...like severe modifications from the 'expected questions list'." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research in laymen's terms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about 2 important events in Canadian History." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change Bush's mind on stem cell research? What would you incorporate from the american health care system to improve the canadian health care system? If your father was ill, and on a waitlist, would you drive to buffalo for diagnostic treatment? How would you deal with the problem of a type 2 diabetes epidemic and the cost of dialysis? How would you tell a patient that they had a lump in their throat but you couldn't treat them for three months?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you hope for Canada for the future? - how much more vague a question can you get? Also I was grilled on healthcare, which I wasn't expecting having read the accounts on this site. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the above questions are all of the ones I can remember right now." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application. Mock interviews. Reviewed in my head what I wanted to highlight about myself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed sketch and essays. Premed101 forum. SDN interview feedback. Read about healthcare system and ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"With previous interviews. After the first one I stopped preparing and just went off of experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about Canadian HC, read the news, thought about my experiences, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did a little bit of reading about the school/city." More from this Member | Report Response

"two mock interviews, school website, read about canadian health care system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Learned about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my sketch, looked at school's website, read sdn, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did mocks, read over this site, kept on top of current events. The usual" More from this Member | Report Response

"- Went through the feedback posted on this site by other people who interviewed at Queen's over the years to get ideas of potential questions. Kept a list of the most popular questions and what my answer to them would probably be (this was great preparation as I was actually asked very similar questions to the ones posted on this feedback site!). - Stayed well-informed over the previous several months on the current health care system in Canada, Canada Health Act, evolution of the health care system over the years, Romanow report, problems in the system and some of the debated solutions/changes. - Read through my essays and biographical list that I'd submitted as part of the application package." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kept up with current events, read CMA bioethics for clinicians (didn't get any ethics questions however), read my sketch, and did mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"practice questions, reviewed my sketch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just looked over my activities sketch because I think this is all the interviewers have. Didn't have time to do much else." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, websites, introspection and read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over questions, mock interviews, friends asked me questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"application review; stayed on top of current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, Canadian pre-med forum on EZBoard, ream my OMSAS sketch and PIF, introspection." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sample questions, mock interview with family, read the paper, talked to a current medical student." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did an undergrad / MSc ... Essentiall nothing I wasn't already doing: watched the news, read some classics, reflected on my own goals / motivations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site and thought about my qualities, goals in life and interest in medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the health care system, read a medical ethics books, mock interview, practice questions, introspection" More from this Member | Report Response

"kept up on current events, read an ethics book (didn't get any ethical questions), read over my sketch" More from this Member | Report Response

"CMAJ, lots of websites, pre-med forum, med students, mock interviews, went through many questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Self reflection, keeping up to date with current issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read websites and current events. Go over personal assessment form." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, Ian Wong, some current issues in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the newspaper, read my application, studied Queen's med website, mock interview, read romanow report, viewed Health Canada website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read up on the school a little" More from this Member | Report Response

"introspection !" More from this Member | Report Response

"Top 5 things not to say for an interview (humor) Prepare answers to: Why medicine? Why Queen's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this site and Ian Wong's" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, studying my autobiographical sketch and essay answers, Internet to keep up to date with current events in both Canada and the world" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the paper, the Canadian Premed Forum, the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my essay and practiced how to present my prior experiences, visited this website, visited the Queen's website, read a clinical ethics book and kept up on current news and health care issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read newspaper, browsed web forums, did a mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on current events, ethics, health care system, my essay & sketch, got to know myself better, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about health care, talked to friends, went over practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, Ian Wong's premed site, Queen's website, reviewed my autobio sketch and my essay, did practice questions with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"practiced questions from this site with my girlfriend and reviewed my PIF/prepared anecdotes" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The 1st yr students were awesome. Very enthusiastic and very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were very nice and friendly - seemed genuinely interested in my extracurricular involvements. Students were enthusiastic about the school. Nice facilities.There was no reason for me to screw up this interview but I managed to do it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are ridiculously kind and energetic. I think this school must have the greatest student unity. There is something between them that is not seen elsewhere. I think its because the city is small and the people are forced to really bond." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really nice and very proud to be at queens! The interviews were relaxed and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were just so enthusiastic - they seemed really happy to be studying here. The interviewers were very nice and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me better as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"the compact campus makes getting around easy" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, the program, the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very polite/pleasant as were the first year med students. The city was beautiful, very quiet and low-key, VERY different from toronto where I'm from. Really loved the bus tour...i recommend it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The med students seemed really cool. Surpising for med students. Queens campus is beautiful, and it seems like an awesome atmosphere to be in university at. The class sizes are pretty small compared to other schools, so thats sick. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The 3 members of the interview team put me at ease from the beginning, and seemed to nod encouragingly at my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm of the students, welcoming atmosphere of interview weekend, structure of the curriculum and opportunities for observerships/other clinical opportunities (i.e. week in the country) " More from this Member | Report Response

"A community member was included in the interview group... I was impressed that the school took the communities impression of it's students seriously" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked speaking with the first year students who were in the waiting room. They were very friendly, and made me more relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...I'm doing my undergrad here. Med students seemed very "peppy", which might be a negative depending on your personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"students were friendly and accessible; campus is gorgeous (even in the rain!); CEC and clinical skills program really sound great" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is absolutely gorgeous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Atmosphere - but I knew it was going to be relaxed and friendly already. Circular arrangement of chairs in interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed really enthused with program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and the Clinical Skills Centre." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The med students are everywhere, and go out of their way to organize social events with interviewees and upper years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were genuinely interested in knowing about me. They didn't have a preplanned list of questions they wanted to jam in during the 45 min - I felt I had control over the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students!!! They were everwhere and very supportive. You could tell they really loved their school. The interview was laid-back and they did their best to put me at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"the enthusiasm and friendliness of everyone. They love their school and it showed. Queen's went from being last on my list to one of the first!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were sooooo nice. Everyone made me feel welcome and they really put in a lot of effort to show you what queen's is like. Queen's is by a lake so it's beautiful. They had a hilarious video and the program seems really good. It definitely won me over." More from this Member | Report Response

"Diversity of student population" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly environment and comfortable interview setting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The students and interviewers were both extremely friendly and welcoming. The genuinely seem to want to get to know me, and made me feel comfortable and at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laidback, the interviewers were genuine and kind and the med students were lots of fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was so nice! they had lots of first year students around to chat while you were waiting to be called for interviews... they were well informed and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. the students are gold, i would be blessed to come here" More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed and laid back... member of the community was fun (something I used to my advantage)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back and happy the students were. How much fun they have and the activites they continue to be involved with outside of class." More from this Member | Report Response

"The med students were really nice and friendly. A group stayed in the waiting room to see if we had last minute questions and to keep us calm." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were all extremely friendly, and seemed like a good group of people, with whom I would enjoy socializing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kingston is a very charming city." More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems like the faculty care a lot about the students, and want them to be successful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was REALLY, REALLY Nice!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the med students were so nice! the school and city are amazing. the events and interview day were really well organised." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new Clinical Education Centre where the interview was, along with the Clinical Skills Program as described to me by the med students - basically it's early exposure to patients in a beautiful new building that looks like a hospital but is completely dedicated to teaching. Also Kingston as a city was a lot nicer than I remembered, ie, a lot more urban (at least in the teeny tiny downtown area around campus)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I go to Queen's so..... nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city. Kingston is not really a city for me. I love the outdoors, but I need to balance it. The bus tour, although a great idea for the interviewees, was long and boring. " More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer had a heavy accent and was hard to understand! I'm not sure how I feel about Kingston; it'd have to grow on me." More from this Member | Report Response

"the main teaching building isn't too modern" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really...I however didn't see myself fitting into the kingston atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"kingston. But I guess its not THAT bad...its only like an hour away from montreal AND toronto!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It went fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I liked Queen's alot...the only complaints I heard from current students is that PhaseI is either boring/insane (depending on your background and that clerkships don't start until January of 3rd year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the students seemed a little arogant (fakely humble). Plus Queens seemed to really push family practice, I'm not sure how much opportunity there would be to specialize." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I'm an undergrad at Queen's so I'm no stranger to the school or to Kingston." More from this Member | Report Response

"some facilities are a bit old/small; weather was rotten while I was there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were a bit closed off. It was hard to get them to engage in the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kingston - it's small and cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers was a little big sleepy and kept yawning. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the info session was scheduled differently - I ended up only seeing half of it in order to make it to my interview on time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of anything; I really loved the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How small kingston is. there's really only one main street and the queen's campus is really small. " More from this Member | Report Response

"kingston is REALLY small" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kingston seems a little boring. As did the associate dean." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the town. it is absolutely in the middle of nowhere!" More from this Member | Report Response

"dear god, nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"member of "Human rights" overseeing all interviews at Queen's... As a result, couldn't really talk about religion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kingston is a bit small but it is beautiful. I'm a big city person." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cold vibe I got from the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city...the tour was of the Royal Military College, and the various penetentiaries." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really...I actually enjoyed my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers was really interested in health care policy, and current events, and seemed to really be antagonistic for the latter half of the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"After hearing everyone go on and on about how their interview was like a casual conversation, I was disappointed that mine wasn't at all like that. Half of the time was spent chatting about stuff on my sketch, but then the rest of the time I was being interrogated about healthcare and world politics." More from this Member | Report Response

"again, not applicable" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Tip: Do not go into the interview nervous or expecting crazy obscure questions (e.g. what kind of kitchen appliance would you be?). I went into the interview anticipating this kind of thing and it did NOT serve me well, believe it or not. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are very relaxed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I liked this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do everything by yourself (ie go to the actual interview without friends/family). You will meet people in your shoes and this will calm you down like crazy (it was my first interview, and I wanted my bro to come with me, but he said i was a loser and to go by myself...he couldnt have been more right)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews are conducted in very small rooms. It was a little disconcerning at first." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they seemed to be quite familiar with my application already (I was told they usually have a few seconds to look over it). I think it depends." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there are several satellite centres (not rural, one is in Oshawa which is bigger than Kingston) that students may (have to?) spend time at. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I'm in my undergrad at Queen's." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing..." More from this Member | Report Response

"can't think of anything..." More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of one way streets at queen's. beware when you're driving." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"once you have reached the interview stage, no further consideration is given to your grades. if they met the cut-off, thats all they are looking for. this made the interview low stress - i didn't have to defend my record... it seemed they genuinely wanted to get to know me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how chilled the interview would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"university is smaller then I initially thought" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviews are stress free... heard all kinds of horror stories going in but it was totally false. no one I talked to had a stressful experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"To just relax and be calm." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview wasn't going to be as laid back and friendly as I thought it was going to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interview would be atypical compared to what I'd read of other people's interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"zip" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Conversational. Relaxed. The community member was the smiley-est person ever. This was very warming and encouraging. The med student and Dr were super also." More from this Member | Report Response

"Could have done better. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Went smoothly. A testament to the work of the students. The video was the best BY FAR and had good audio/video and was funny. Overall a good bunch of people that really want to help everyone out. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived and there were a few baked goods from the first year meds students. They kept us company while we were waiting. Called in for an interview out of the waiting room. Interviews are in small clinical examination rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the whole experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was relaxed, the 50 minutes just flew by. The faculty member was a bit confrontational, asking follow-up questions and trying to find fault in my answers, but the other two interviewers asked straight-forward questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my best interview. The interviewers were relaxed, and you could tell that they catered the questions specifically to you rather than ask from a generic list." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview was less stressful than i expected it to be (my first one was mac and this was a pleasant surprise). Try not to be nervous, relax, and just say what comes to mind (ie. not so much about the beauty of your answers as how you present yourself)." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty laid back. The med student was cool. I could barely understand the doctor becauase of his accent, it kinda made me feel like a tool. Most of the questions were actually really standard ones that I had seen before. Nothing really on ethics, nothing on current events, nothing even from my sketch...weird. Even weirder was that most/all of my difficult questions were from the community member? who knew? really you cant be prepared for everything they're gonna throw at u. Just be confident, and know what things you wanna highlight " More from this Member | Report Response

"The 3 members of the interview team took turns asking me questions. It was a very thorough interview with several questions about: - current health care system - ethical situations - how I demonstrate certain qualities (e.g. leadership, conflict resolution, ability to cope with stress) - failures/disappointment in life - my greatest accomplishment - what I've been reading lately - some items on my personal information form, like travel and volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really a fantastic experience. Every student I talked to at Queen's seemed very happy, proud of their school, and enthusiastic about their choice of school. What more can you ask for in a school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed, more like a conversation than anything. I felt comfortable enough to joke a bit with the interviewers, who always seemed interested and engaged in what I was saying. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were fairly standard. Compared to other schools, the interviewers seemed less enthusiastic and responsive (although my interview was late in the afternoon). I don't think I bombed it, but I also don't think I put my best foot forward. We'll see in May, though!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was relaxed and friendly, they found out who I was; I really loved the campus and the people" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty good. The campus is great. I was really nervous though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed, like I knew it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fairly good, interview was pretty standard and straight forward. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good. The panel was nice, seemed interested in what I was saying, didn't say anything to throw me off. They only have the OMSAS 48-item sketch, so many questions were based on that, or in response to some of my answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Much more relaxing than I thouhgt, the interviewers seemed on my side, not out to trick me. The questions were geared towards my interests and previous answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall and excellent experience. The questions (even the difficult ones) were tailored to my autobiography, and well intentioned. They really do just want to get to know you, and to know whether you're a right fit for Queen's." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was fun. Expect to do most of the talking - it is like a 45-min commercial, NOT a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great! Queen's has moved to the top of my list." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience, my most positive interview. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was excellent. I really felt the interviewers were trying to get to know me. They usually asked follow-up questions and really tried to ask questions about my CV. They are the nicest out of the 3 schools I've interviewed at and they were very responsive to my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"again, as in the western interview feedback, ethics/current events/political issues are too stressed over by interviewees. as long as u have a general basis of the above you'll be fine. don't worry too much about these because they just want to make sure you're no a psyco. also, i believe that if you've lived in canada your whole life, you don't need to do any extra reseach. these questions are more to screen out ppl who only come into canada to get an MD and then leave (trying to get away with not knowing anything about canada). they give u a bottle of water!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unexpected. It seems as if they simply wanted my responses to their prepared list of questions, which were pretty standard. They asked a few follow-up questions, but not many." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was very nice and friendly. The interviewers were encouraging and genuine people who weren't "out to get you". They gave you plenty of time to speak and seemed interested in what you had to say. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were kind and seemed truly interested to hear about me and my experiences. It was actually an enjoyable hour! :) Note that the interview seemed to flow based on my own comments...they would ask their next question about something I had mentioned - it was nice to sort of lead my own interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"very positive. if it were not for the location, i would go there in a heartbeat." More from this Member | Report Response

"good times, good times" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved how the students organized everything, and the interview was " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great learning environment. Fun people. Great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great! Of course, it was my first interview and I have yet to go to my other ones to compare the experiences. The interviewers were very friendly and were very responsive which made the interview alot smoother." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers did not seem very friendly. They hardly smiled the whole time. They made a lot of notes, which freaked me out. The questions I got were unexpected...and I got asked absolutely nothing about current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went...o.k. It's hard to say, as the interviewers did not seem very responsive to my answers. One interviewer was plain giving off cold vibes. None of them really followed up on any my answers..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt that they asked a few strange questions that had nothing to do with medicine. A lot about Canada, it's history and authors. That definitely caught me off guard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a great school & a great experience. Honestly, I know its been said to death but RELAX and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I'd been less nervous and more relaxed I would have done better - been less rambling and tongue tied. Overall, I know it's easier said than done, but my best advice is to take it easy, don't let yourself get too nervous, and be prepared for the unexpected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly people, med students were really great, and the community member was so nice (I think she gave me my highest marks)" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 30
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 1
Other 4

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 16
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.59 22

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 15
Out of state 7

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 6
2-3 hours 7
4-6 hours 6
7+ hours 2

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 4
Automobile 11
Train or subway 3
Other 4

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

Response # Responders
< $100 7
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 1
$501+ 3

What airport did you use?

YOW

YYZ

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 5
Friends or family 2
Hotel 6
Home 0
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.77 22

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.73 22

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.59 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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