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  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vancouver
Individual Feedback 1 34 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 16
Negatively 6
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.91 33

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.92 26

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 26

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 2
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 4
35 minutes 3
40 minutes 3
45 minutes 7
50 minutes 7
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 7

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 27
At a regional location 3
At another location 4

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 10
In a group 24

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 27
Closed file 6

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.18 34

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

"Define integrity. Give an example where you showed or failed to show integrity. What did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions are already mentioned in past students' reviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Integrity, example of you demonstrating integrity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Signed confidentiality agreement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Signed a confidentiality agreement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Qualities of a good doc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Integrity Series. Truth telling and honesty in Medicine. Qualities that a great physician should possess and how you demonstrated them. The disadvantages of being a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"How important is honesty and truth-telling for a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define integrity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Integrity questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain an organic chemistry reaction in lay person's terms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Integrity series...I'm sure they are outlined elsewhere on this forum." More from this Member | Report Response

"What attributes do you think make a good doctor? And describe a situation where you have demonstrated these" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your most memorable/rewarding non-academic experience. (Follow-up questions.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics do you think a good doctor has or needs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the qualities that make a good doctor? Why do you want to be a doctor instead of any other health professionals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities a doctor should possess? Do you have them? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of medicine do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your patient came to you for a request for a specific drug. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain [insert activity] in laymen's terms." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is integrity mean? When have you demonstrated it? When has someone demonstrated it (or not) and it affected you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a good leader" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Talk about your volunteer experience (your choice) (I talked about a few)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expand on Research. Do you have honors degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Integrity questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Not another health care field" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you dealt with a recent conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Classic questions- Describe yourself, Why do you want to be a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you're smart enought to be a doctor? How have you shown this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the negatives aspects of being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a social issue on a local, regional, or national level." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think we can learn from the American health care system? The French?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Talk about a social problem locally, regionally or globally." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you play piano? Who is your favorite composer and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you displayed X quality of a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the Olympic bid?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a major social issue in Canada currently? Have you done anything to deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a conflict that you've experienced and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What three qualities makes a good dr and how have you demonstrated these qualities." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain to us this research project that you did at ______" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most meaningful volunteer experience. Expand on the activity x." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the qualities necessary for a doctor, the challenges they face as physicians, and how do u display the former qualities yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about truth-telling" More from this Member | Report Response

"All very directed questions about my experiences - one was asking me what something meant in greek b/c I had travelled in greece four years ago - although I just laughed and said I had no idea and that I barely spoke greek when I was there- so they all laughed and I didn't feel bad about not knowing the answer " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine as opposed to any other career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get involved in volunteer activity X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research, explain it in layman's terms." More from this Member | Report Response

"WHat is a current social issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the qualities of a good physician." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why not be a nurse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not another healthcare profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honesty and truth telling in medicine. Example of a conflict and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The one volunteer work you enjoyed the least and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"None. It was just boring standardized questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about a technical term from piano, which I play and mentioned in my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to work in the community that you volunteer in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does ischemia mean? (the word was in my essay = do not use medical words in med school application forms)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a local, national or global non-medical issue that you're passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Integrity series... particulary the 2nd one. I told a story which I felt very silly at the end for what I did, the panel laughed so bad. The worst thing was that I was laughing with them lol that was really funny. " More from this Member | Report Response

"After telling them about a personal experience, they asked if i would ever lie to a patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine both my 87 yr old mother and I (the interviewer) walk into your clinic. You, our family doctor, has just gotten the results that my mother has cancer. You tell me (the interviewer) about the results first. I, however, say to you not to tell the results to my mother. Note: She is able to think and decide for herself. What will you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research using layman's terms, in 5 minutes or less" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was in a clinic in Africa and had all my supplies were stolen how would I practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I volunteered with the groups/organizations that I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the process of building a skateboard (I have run a small business building skateboards)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that BC's medical system needs revamping? If so, how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us in laymans terms about your research and why you came to those conclusions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Integrity series." More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions. All questions were very very STANDARD." More from this Member | Report Response

"Teach us a topic that you're familiar with. (They suggested anything from organic chemistry to electronics - something I'm into.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The "technical" question." More from this Member | Report Response

"please explain in layman's term what your research project is about" More from this Member | Report Response

"A slur of questions revolving "integrity": what do you think integrity means, discuss a situation in which you displayed integrity, share an experience of someone displaying or lack thereof integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge we face globally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The technical question re: music." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the use of ice post injury?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you become a physiotherapist?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Cost-benefit analysis of situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time you were involved in a conflict, how you resolved it and what you learned." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me to explain my research in laymen's terms...and then kept on pressing me about the details of site-directed mutagenesis which was a trivial part of my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time where you had to deal with conflict and what you learned from it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I found all of the questions pretty straightforward and had prepared for all of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you currently doing to help a troubled group of people in your community." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research as if we were high school students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your past research in layman's terms." More from this Member | Report Response

"The one about my last co-op research experience... heck I thought I was prepared for it but it was so hard to draw analogies... I tried though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They followed the exact structure of the standard questions. None that i was surprised by." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you tell someone about ---- in layman's term?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a social problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was out of the blue, all the questions whether ethical etc. were based on my experiences ie worked with cancer pts so ethical question was about cancer and palliative care" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you expect to see in a good physician? How have you demonstrated these qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A multi-part question where I had to list qualities I thought were important in a dr, then define them, and then give examples from my past experience that showed that I had these qualities." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most meaningful volunteer experience? (I ended up talking about one experience very generally, it wasn't until later I thought of a specific story that would have been good)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe in layman's terms, what your research consists of." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your community involvement affected you or something along those lines." More from this Member | Report Response

"Integrity series." More from this Member | Report Response

"No particular difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

"The integrity series. (1) Define integrity. (2) Describe a time when you demonstrated your integrity. (3) Describe a time when somebody else's integrity or lack thereof impacted you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define integrity and describe a situation where I personally had to deal with a person that was showing a lack of integrity and what I did to manage it" More from this Member | Report Response

"The integrity series." More from this Member | Report Response

"A 3 parter question about integrity: define integrity, give an example of you demonstrating integrity, give an example of someone else demonstrating integrity" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us what integrity means to you, and give us an example to back up your points. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time in which someone's integrity or lack thereof affected you either positively or negatively." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the conflict in the Middle East. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Your young female patient wants a genetic test to see if she has the breast ca gene, but her mother does not want her to have the test what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Didn't. Had some interviews before this one, but this was my first and last MMI." More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew my essay and resume inside and out. Thought of a few key stories, examples that could answer a variety of questions. Asked current med students for advice. Prayed!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my 7th and last interview, so I slacked a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced some standard interview questions. I did a couple mock interviews with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"current events (CBC health web/radio), Macleans mag, interviewed some docs, reflected on my resume/application, practiced my answers, thought about ethical dilemmas and framework for solving them...." More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked to strangers. :) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Over the last month I've been writing out the answers to all of the questions that I could get ahold of; I taped myself answering them; I practiced with my partner; reviewed by essay and work; and gave myself a lot of pep talks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interviews with med students and used this webiste. This school uses questions from a binder (i.e. prepared questions) so a lot of questions I got in my actual interview were on this webiste. So for this school use this website a lot and think of answers to ALL the questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"3 mock interviews. 1 was videotaped with 2 other people. 1 online (MSN) with a classmate. The other one was 1 to 1 the night before the interview... in my suit! I think they all helped, big time. Other things include reading an ethics book (Doing Right), reading news archive (not really helped), going over the journals that I kept for some of my volunteer work, write down questions and come up with answers (yes sometimes you KNOW what to say, but then when you practice you realize how un-convincing you are, hehe), talking to parents/ friends about various questions (eg. honesty, integrity). Check out this site, the Ezboard, emailed current med students... etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked out this website. Mock interview with friends. A lot of reflecting on own's experiences (work/volunteer/academic)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared answers for the most frequently asked questions that I collected through web-research, and practiced with friend. " More from this Member | Report Response

"introspection" More from this Member | Report Response

"read essay, talking to friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and did a lot of reflection and practiced some common questions with a friend - b/c sometimes what sounds great in your head isn't so great out loud :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introspection, reviewed my application, practiced maintaining a professional demeanor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my application, determined what I'd learned from each experience, had strong arguments prepared for the 'why be a dr.' question, made sure I was comfortable in what I wore." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, I was just getting back from a trip to South America, although I had prepared alot for interviews the previous year..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read newspapers, read over bioethical texts, researched the school, kept up with current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, read the forums, read romanov report, talked with my supervisor and past interviewees and interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really prep at all, other than reading some ethics books." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced with friends, read the sdn forums." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reflected a lot. Looked over my essay and extra-curricular list, as those are the only materials that the interviewers have." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the paper, current health care reports, Macleans Magazine..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a lot about BC healthcare. Questioned why I want to be a doctor, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"watched the news, read the Macleans, read my applications, introspection, visited the med student forum online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application essay and extracurricular activities, read the newspaper, and reviewed current health care issues in Canada." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the many stuff on this website, newspapers, ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reflected a lot. Rehearsed a lot with others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read newspaper. Reviewed application." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing at all. But I do appreciate some of my interviewers for ''breaking the rules'' and having somewhat of a conversation with me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview process was very well organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and students... but then being a UBC ugrad they weren't any surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"Vancouver is an amazing city. Also, the new building is beautiful and top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities, nice interviewers and very nice students." More from this Member | Report Response

"How great the med students were! Extremely friendly, and the wine and cheese hosted by the Med Soc was excellent. " More from this Member | Report Response

"People seemed to want you to succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent treatment of the applicants. Party at night (wine and chesse and discussion about distributed program)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are top-notch. The overall program is really-well organized and emphasizes early clinical exposure. Excellent faculty. From what I've seen UBC is among the top here in Canada - I'd go here over University of Toronto or McGill." More from this Member | Report Response

"Top notch facilities. Likely the best available in Canada. Phenomenal city in which to study medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"They just let me talk talk talk. I personally wasn't intimidated by them at all, I wasn't nervious neither. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They all had a very positive attitude and seemed to be listening." More from this Member | Report Response

"The volunteers were great to talk with, and really helped relieve my stress (a little!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very well organized, and so was the interview process" More from this Member | Report Response

"i graduated from ubc, so everything impressed me :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness of the interviewers - they were not out to get you! They would ask a question and if I wasn't answering it how they wanted they would ask a more detailed question so I had a chance at all questions. Lots of laughs and relaxed (helped me relax too!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The med students were eager to calm us down - and they did a good job of that too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly interviews, friendly registration volunteers, lots of info about the school etc available." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wine and Cheese had a variety of people there to talk to about the different sites, and the presentations were helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the interviewers were." More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice the students were and that the whole program made me feel good about just getting to the interview stage" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the medical students were nice and enthusiastic about the programme." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new Life Sciences Centre. Nice big lecture halls. The students seemed nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The reception was decent. Current Med students talked to you and tried to calm you down before D-Day" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A very friendly 4th year med student chatted with me for quite a while before I was called to the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were professional, polite and easygoing." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very relaxed, and the interview pannel made feel quite welcomed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They interviewers really gave you the feeling that they were trying to make you feel at ease. They were not adversarial at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Professional and courteous. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish UBC will get it into their thick heads that the MMI is just a popular trend. I thought it would be better than the panel, but no, nothing much has changed, except maybe they've taken out some bias factor (but interviewers are human, there's always bias). It's still impersonal, they still don't know anything about you, and they can't have a normal conversation with you. The interview experience was the most awful one I've ever had. The interviewers don't know anything about you, and it doesn't seem like they want to. Several of my interviewers apologized to me for being so cold because they were instructed not to show any emotions to prevent ''treating applicants unfairly.'' Each station is 8 minutes, and if you finish your piece early, you are not allowed to talk to your interviewers, you are supposed to sit there in awkward silence. ''Be yourself''?! That's total BS in this interview format." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of anything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything else. My interview panel was very stiff, didn't bother to make much eye contact with me or make me comfortable in any way, and even cut me off in one of my answers (which didn't even go beyond a minute and happen to be to the question ''Why medicine'')." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview process was very impersonal. The interview itself was very stiff." More from this Member | Report Response

"the subsiduary programs seem very good but I'm not thrilled with having to start out at UBC for first 4 months, then have to move over Christmas to IMP or NMP. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were not very friendly - a lot of time was spent looking down at their papers instead of at me, so there was very little interaction. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview panal was very difficult to interact with" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers could not keep his eyes away from the clock and his watch - i felt a bit rushed at times." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The 1st year students were not as enthusiastic about their school" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was snowing and I forgot my ID" More from this Member | Report Response

"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the interviewers knew anything of the faculty/curriculum so I couldn't really ask them any questions...Also one of them was wearing track pants and a T-shirt...not really professional. I also felt the interview (since every applicant was asked the same question) didn't do much to allow me to express myself...everything seemed too practiced..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The cockiness of a couple of other applicants (before the interviews, we waited together outside the interview rooms)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The standardization and formality of the interview, it seemed so one sided. I am used to conversational style interactions and it was strange to have no feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was anything that was slightly negative, it was that I felt like I could express myself as much as I wanted to during the interview. The interviews tend to be very structured and standardized (my interviewers told me that everyone essentially got asked the same basic questions). Make sure that there are some good solid morals in midst of your story-telling of your personal experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers didn't make any eye contact and were really just looking forward to their lunch break" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of ability to see the campus--the interviews were off-campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were quite nice but felt distant at times. I don't know if they really cared about what I said because they didn't ask any follow-up questions. I find the interview to be too standardized, too structured, too impersonal." More from this Member | Report Response

"UBC was quite vague regarding the interviewing process, but it does matter one bit if you be yourself at the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"the questions are standardized, and so they are reading them off a paper." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that I can recall." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't stress if they keep asking you if you have anything more to say or anything else to add. Just say no if you don't. UBC admissions is crapshoot, so don't take it personally if you don't get in. Try again." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not go early!! I arrived five minutes before my slot. Other applicants had been sitting there stewing for 30 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Leave your jacket, portfolio, umbrella, and other things at home - go into the lobby wearing only your interview suit and carrying minimal things (one purse max!) Oh, make sure to dress up too. Everyone is in formal business attire - pretty much dressed to the nines. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing hehe. I felt I did all I could to prepare for it, and I said what I wanted to say (95% I say, except the research question that didn't go so well). " More from this Member | Report Response

"How to break down my research in very simple terms. They ended up questioning me in parts rather than getting my to explain my entire research." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the volunteers and faculty members would be soooo supportive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They provided no food at the information session" More from this Member | Report Response

"picture ID" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be nervous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went to UBC for undergrad (and now will be going back for med)...so no real 'surprises' arose." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...I had been interviewed there before." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a small unpopped pimple on my face." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had spent more time prepping." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The structure of the interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers don't even look at you, I wouldn't have combed my hair." More from this Member | Report Response

"Various examples of other people demonstrating integrity. How to react when you can't think of an answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers were nice and not really "out there to get you" per se." More from this Member | Report Response

"The waiting room is full of water bottles. No need to buy one from downstairs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had spent more time synthesizing opinions on I wish I had spent more time synthesizing opinions on current events rather than playing it by ear. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"MMI based interviews - 10 mini-interviews with 2 minutes to read a prompt and 7 minutes to respond to that prompt to an interviewer. Prompts can be anything, but generally fall into the following categories: ethical, critical thinking, role-playing, health-care system knowledge, rural care knowledge" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was relaxed and gave full answers. I wanted them to see my personality and I believe they did. The interviewers seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. We finished the standard questions in 40 minutes and chatted until it was time to go . . . we ended up talking about the Simpsons!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a big crapshot. Some of my friends had very accomodating interviewers; others, like me, were not very fortunate. UBC seems to be looking for different qualities from most other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. NO question opportunity for the interviewee as the interviewers are not school reps." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were not very friendly - a family member who came with me even commented that when she saw me exiting the interview space with them, they seemed a lot colder than the others. This made it kind of difficult to talk to them, and the interview had a few stony silences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. It gave me the chance to talk about things that I care about. The interviewers were all friendly and receptive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty casual interview but this could definitely depend on the interview panel you end up with. The school can't be beat, and in my opinion easily tops McGill & U of T in terms of facilities & curriculum approach." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome! After the integrity one I felt the mood lightened up. Well the best thing is that it really WAS a funny experience, and they really laughed, like for real, I thought that was fun, and the way an interview suppose to be! You shouldn't just be serious (well ofcoz you gotta be serious on questions like "why be a doc" and "why honesty matters") but you should also show them the other sides of you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a good experience. I wish i was a bit less stressed during the interview. I definitely was relieved once it was over. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were simply reading questions that they were provided with. As a result, I really felt like there was a lack of interaction from the interviewers' part." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly, well-prepared interviewers. They had my file in front of them, and it was read, with parts highlighted. Some questions were WAY too open-ended" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was nervous, and I couldnt read my interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I first got in I was kind of a dorky nervous giddy :)-, I joked that I wasn't here to interview for medicine (caused me much grief later thinking about it) and when I'm uncomfortable I make jokes so the first part of the interview was really me relaxing. They ease you into the questions and started with the why do you want to be a doctor. I have to admit that half way through answering I blanked for about 20 secs (felt like mins to me) b/c the gravity of what I was doing hit me like a truck! Luckily I regained my composure and continued, but I felt like a dork for blanking during the why do you want to be a doc! After that point it was smooth sailing very comfortable and I was happy with all my answers. They complimented me on my experiences during the interview and were very positive so that made me feel better :). I was worried I didn't come across as very professional because of my jokes (and even though i can be serious that I hadn't showed it - been more Personality if you know what I mean :). Anyways my worring was in vain b/c I was accepted so i suspect my interview went quite well and it was more me overanalyzing later that got me worried. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it wasn't as hectic as I thought id'be. I had just had U of A's med school interview two days prior so I knew what to expect more or less. I was called in early for my interview surprisingly (2:40 vs 3:00). I felt depressed after my interview - maybe because I felt I could have done better, but you really don't know since you're adrenaline is high enough anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a very positive, relaxed interview experience. It could have been stressful, but my interview panel was not intimidating at all and very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very nervous, which is normal for me. The interview was short, which is also normal for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Comfortable, but the questions were very limited (the interviewers had a 'book' of questions from which to choose). They couldn't just continue with a line of questioning." More from this Member | Report Response

"Felt great at first and then one hour later began to doubt my answers and felt nervous (basically have convinced myself I bombed), now two months later cannot remember much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was just really long and because of that, the interview got more and more stressful as it went on. The interviewers really distanced themselves from me so I didn't really have a good feeling throughout the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The panel interview was a great experience. There was probably a lot of variety among the 30-odd panels that were interviewing, but I really enjoyed talking to my panelists. They made me feel very comfortable from the start, and were very casual about the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Definately should have been more positive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great location, casual atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Generally enjoyed it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interviewers made you feel very comfortable and everything went very smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"It went very fast with questions in quick succession. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

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Student 12
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 3

How did the tourguide seem?

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Enthusiastic 9
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

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8.85 26

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

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In state 24
Out of state 2

What was your total time spent traveling?

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0-1 hour 12
2-3 hours 4
4-6 hours 4
7+ hours 1

What was your primary mode of travel?

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Airplane 6
Automobile 11
Train or subway 6
Other 3

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

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< $100 4
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

YVR

Where did you stay?

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At school facility 1
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 6
Hotel 3
Home 0
Other 0

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General Info

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

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8.28 25

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

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9.12 26

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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8.54 26

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

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8.00 2

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

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5.00 2

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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9.50 2

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Many, but things will unlikely change since they've only adopted the MMI this year. Let's wait a fe" More from this Member | Report Response

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