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University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1967
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 170
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University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine (UOC-FOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Calgary
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 20 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $15,012
  • Non - Resident Tuition -
  • Application Fee $115
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 69.2

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Room G740 - Health Sciences Centre
  • 3330 Hospital Drive NW
  • Calgary T2N 4N1
  • Canada

School Overview

School Info

The Faculty of Medicine has four main educational components: undergraduate, including medical and health sciences; post graduate medical; graduate science, and; continuing medical education. Together they represent the continuum of learning from the moment a prospective physician enters medical school through to his or her professional practice or beyond.

Curriculum

There are 7 block courses plus the longitudinal courses of Medical Skills, Research Methods and Evidence-Based Medicine, and Applied Evidence-Based Medicine in the 2 pre-clerkship years. The third and final year is called the Clinical Clerkship. During this time, students work on hospital wards, in ambulatory care clinics and doctors' offices as well as in the Emergency Room. All students will spend from 4 to 10 weeks in community hospitals in Southern Alberta learning Family Medicine as well as some specialties.ÿ During the clerkship students rotate through a variety of specialties spending from 4-12 weeks in each.

Facilities

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

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Positively 12
Negatively 3
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

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4.79 19

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How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.55 11

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)?

"Alternative vs. Traditional Health Care approaches. Why is there tension?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can't give specifics but it doesn't matter because next year they will be totally different! Just wait until you finish this interview, when you see the scenarios you will understand that the possibilities are infinite and they won't be repeated. Oh, and you will also see that your prep didn't help you at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"scenarios..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just lots of scenarios, so just be sure to learn your ethics and look at things from every angle" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your buddy is failling a course and needs your help, how do you address his problem" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you had a million dollars to spend in the health care sector where would you spend it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about my research experience (I have an MSc), research related ethics questions, how would you fix the health care system, if you had 3 wishes what would they be" More from this Member | Report Response

"What unique experiences do you bring to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay question: If you could invite any artist (photographer or painter), dead or alive to do your portrait, who would you choose, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like and dislike about the U of C program? Tell me about a bad decision you made and what you learnt from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the latest develpoments in health care with all the reports having been released?? (i.e. romanow, kirby, mazankowski)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty do you want to go into" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Asked to describe what I saw in a picture! Wasn't expecting that!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Naturopathic medicine q?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all the most random scenarios I have ever seen. Honestly, there is NOTHING you can do to prepare for this interview. One personal question was asked but it wasn't any of the one's you would have prepared for or expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The multiple-mini interview format had a lot of interesting scenarios." More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all scenario based, very different than most schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of scenarios about patient confidentiality and autonomy" More from this Member | Report Response

"who looks up to you the most and why/ vs who looks up to you the least and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about alternative medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I would change about my current job skills in order to be a MD" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you were broke and had no money." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest regret in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a 3 yr old patient who asked you 'why is the sky blue', what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe your sense of humor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you want to be a doctor if the pay was $30,000 per year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very interesting discussion." More from this Member | Report Response

"What 3 people (dead or alive) I would invite over for dinner and what would i serve." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because I have a MSc I was asked some ethical questions about working for big pharmaceutical companies. How I felt about their motives, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Doctors make more money and work fewer hours in the United States - would you ever consider practicing there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a joke" More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

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How do you feel about the location of the school?

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

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Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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