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University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1913
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 162
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University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (UOA-FOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Edmonton
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 38 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $7,663
  • Non - Resident Tuition -
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT 514
  • AVG GPA 3.9
  • LIZZYM Score 72.0

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Admissions Information

  • Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
  • 1-002 Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy and health Research
  • Edmonton T6G 2E1
  • Canada

School Overview

School Info

If you want to acquire the skills you will need to practice Medicine in a friendly progressive environment where education, research and patient care are integrated into your curriculum, then this is the place for you. Our goal is to provide you with not only the technical skills and scientific knowledge which will allow you to become a competent doctor, we also want you to be a kind, caring and empathetic physician.

Curriculum

The curriculum that makes up the MD program of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta balances the scientific basis of medicine with early clinical experience. The curriculum emphasizes life-long learning, problem-solving skills, team work, and interprofessional education. Each course presents the material in a reasoned progression from basic information to clinical application building on foundational knowledge and skills in step-wise fashion, providing progressively increasing clinical exposure during Years 1 and 2. It ultimately evolves into a fully immersive clinical learning setting by the beginning of the third year. A highlight of the program is the faculty's full-dissection anatomy lab. It is one of only a few in the country and is kept open day and night to provide students a valuable learning experience through the dissection of human cadavers. Our learning environment is evolving to embrace the abilities and preferences of students through the creative use of technology and by seizing the educational opportunities newly opened up by this technology.

Facilities

The University of Alberta's medical students train in some of the best medical facilities in Canada. The majority of pre-clinical education is conducted at the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH). As one of Canada's leading clinical, research and teaching hospitals, the UAH treats more than 700,000 patients annually from across western and northern Canada. The UAH is recognized as a national leader in organ and tissue transplant, both in success rates and in transplant volumes.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

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Positively 25
Negatively 6
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.08 38

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.35 26

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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

"10 MMI stations - topics confidential. 10 minutes per station." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's special about you/life story..." More from this Member | Report Response

"- Spirituality in Medicine, alternative medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

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

" You show up at work, and the building has burned down. How do you spend your unexpected day off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most special volunteer activity you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In addition to the ones mentioned above. What would you do if 13 y/o wanted an abortion? 18 y/o? Would you perform one personally? Would you tell parents... etc. etc. etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How will music contribute to your career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"10yo needs transfusion, parents wont allow it, what do you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the last novel you read and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-Why medicine? -Strength/Weaknesses -10 yr old jehova witness comes in and their parents don't want a blood transfusion -Public vs Two-tier system -AIDS drugs in Africa, and what should be done so they can afford the drugs -How would I balance a medical career and my social/family life" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of "natural" health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read? Why did you read this book?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why have you decided to apply to medical school, and why the University of Alberta?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, why UofA, what do you know about the curriculum, what are the failures of the UofA cuirriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself... why medicine... how have your volunteer experiences given you skills to be a better physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences lead me to where I am now? Where do I see myself 5 or 6 years from now (threw me for a bit of loop since I had prepared for the 10 year question but not this one!)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a friend admitted to you that he had just cheated on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities would your friends say you have that would make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest crisis in national healthcare? in global healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why U of A? Tell me more about (stuff in personal attributes)? What do you do in your spare time? How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What are your experiences with doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three qualities in a good physician? Describe a situation in which you worked in a group and tell us if you thought that was good or bad." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the three greatest challenges in med school and during your occupation as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is the oil boom good for Alberta? (I wasn't able to give a good answer for this, but I've been thinking about it ever since, lol)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Based on your teaching of young children tell us how you would gauge a child/adolescents maturity level in a clinical setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that capital punishment should be used in Canada?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can my basic science research be used in a clinical setting today?" More from this Member | Report Response

" What is the craziest thing you've done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you get up in the morning and do the things you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role-model? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you can meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should VLT profits be used to support new heart center" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do you think humour plays or can play in the healing process?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your favorite kind of art?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think about the Canadian Men's Hockey Team losing in the Olympics, while the Women's Hockey Team won the gold. (I loved this question, because I was randomly thinking about the other day)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting, maybe the pharmceutical one" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does being a parent better qualify you for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many houses did you paint over the summer? (I worked for a student painting company)" More from this Member | Report Response

""So tell me about yourself"" More from this Member | Report Response

"IF your patient was selling the drugs you were prescribing to him, what would you do" More from this Member | Report Response

"what I thought about the Terry Schiavo case. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting... a question about what I thought the problems were with health care in the developing world. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Based on your personal experience, how would you define 'leadership' in one sentence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whatis your opinion on euthanasia? Person has cancer and wants to die but you won't let him so he asks to be referred to a different doctor who will (In Oregon, euthanasia is legal and doctors actually do it). What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be any part of the human body, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should it be mandatory for med students to first have a Bachelor's degree? The question is pertinent because U of A med currently accepts applicants as young as those fresh out of their second undergraduate year." More from this Member | Report Response

"If my mom needed treatment and could get it faster by paying, therefore budding to the front of the line, would I pay...and then grilling me on my answer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me one of your weaknesses (that can't be turned into a strength)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you relate rock climbing to medicine? (I mentioned that I'm a devoted rock climber during the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics would your freinds say you have that would make you a good physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of gambling?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the pros and cons of fee-for-service doctors versus salaried physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing exceptionally interesting. Probably what I would do as the health minister to fix the Canadian medicare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"have you experienced any ethical decisions in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the situation in Iraq? Is war on Iraq justified?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about alternative medicine and how what would you do if your patient told you they were seeking alternative therapies?" More from this Member | Report Response

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