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  • University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Montreal
Individual Feedback 1 13 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 7
Negatively 4
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.08 12

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.86 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 7

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

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

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 13
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 9
In a group 4

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 8
Closed file 5

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.00 13

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

"Tell us about yourself. Why do you want to go to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The classic: Why do you want to be a doctor? Why not continue your current field of study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted at 2 schools: Sherbrooke and Laval, which one would you choose? And why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your extracurrics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of books do you read/do you read in french?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you parents do? Do they want you in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Introduce yourself. Why medicine? What specific event or situation made you cry this year? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you think of making students spend a year in a rural area? What do you think of the new train system being implemented in Montreal (I think that was the question), how can we reduce pollution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any experience with the medical area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would your friends say about you? (i answered some positive stuff..) then, what would they say about you that's NEGATIVE?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you adapt to knew situations and places?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the skills you think that required to be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you would do your intership and a doctor really doesn't like you, how would you react? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you gave a wrong diagnosis and realized it lately, what would you do and how would this affect you in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose an undergrad degree in biology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteering experiment. Tell me about your research bursary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your cultural background." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think you did in the group interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I tell you that I disliked you and that I do not want of you in my faculty of medicine, what would you tell me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about: - your family - what you do during your free time - your volunteering experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your friends say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest flaw? Your greatest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the fact governement wants to obligate new doctors do go into foreign regions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you stay in the province after you graduate, if you are accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about something that you have done in the past that made you proud of yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get accepted here and to McGill, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we take you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last movie you saw?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react when treating a person from the streets, if that person is in very bad shape and not responding." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the last movie you saw? And who directed it?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

"So you tell me you write songs ... tell me about any politic themes you've touched?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you think about the group interview (that took place just before the individual interview)? what do you think we evaluate during the group discussion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you the kind of person who goes to political demonstrations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were straightforward in my case" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which profession would you do if I would tell you tomorrow you couldn't do anything in the health science field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"By looking at your CV you seem to have achieved a big success in medical research, why would you like to leave that and apply in Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if after you diagnose a patient who's in in ctitical condition, your boss tells you you've wrongly diagnosed him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research in 90 secs." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would I do if my baby was trisomic...would I chose abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you adapt to the French? (I'm English-speaking)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A nurse is new to the hospital where you worked as a doctor for 25 years. She tells you that you made a wrong prescription. How do you react?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you like science and helping people, why not pharmacy / dentistry / ergotherapy / biochemistry ? (they asked about these 4, one at the time, so i had to justify for each of them)" More from this Member | Report Response

"From your statement, it seems your knowledge of the medical profession is mostly theoretical, please comment." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is empathy to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a mom comes in your office with her child for a throat problem and you would discover some marks on his body. The mom fells you think she beats her child and gets angry. How would you react?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were managing the health care system and could make changes, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an autio-biography of yourself and tell me what has brought you to this chair." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is Dubelcco? what does he remind me of....I had no clue!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted at McGill, and at UofM, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews, read/researched many interview questions, read about ethical situations, practiced my French constantly, watched the news" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knowing my thoughts on specific questions every school asked (Why medicine and not nursing, physiotherapy, etc.?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked to people who passed the interview, asked myself why i wanted to become a doctor, prepared to talk about my past activities, volunteering, qualities and flaws, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read books, articles, keep current with news in Quebec. Introspection, read personal statement. Mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ian Wong's website, futuredoctor.net, mock interviews (Important!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read newspapers, pratice regular interviews questions, read books about Patch Adams and really knew why I wanted to go to medecine school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, Canadian pre-med Ezboard (Ian Wong - you rock!). Read lists of possible questions. Prepared and practiced several times. Prepared some points that I wanted to make sure to get across." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking to med students, reading articles, websites..." More from this Member | Report Response

"went over questions on the internet, spoke to students who went before me, and read the newspaper" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, Ian Wong's pre-med site, read bioethics books, kept up with current events, The Economist and Internet news." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, read newspapers and talked to medical students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, read over health care related news." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How nice the med students and faculty were. And also, how nice all the other interviewees were!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the way magistral courses and A.P.P (learning method based on problem solving) were mixed + informatic material." More from this Member | Report Response

"students seem to have a lot of fun in medicine and one of the teachers that talked to us was particularly interesting and funny. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very dynamic students, fun social life. The school seems very supportive of its students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very friendly and helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The high level of professionalism among interviewers and students. Classroom facilities are great. Friendly, helpful and encouraging students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The APP classrooms" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendlyness of EVERYBODY." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very fiendly " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed happy." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It isn't the best looking school, and the location isn't the greatest either." More from this Member | Report Response

"School was quite old." More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty is not very nice looking, especially the library." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethic questions during my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Classrooms were old" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wait time between the group and individual interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"it wa s a very long day...from 10 am till 4 pm....." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were the spawn of Satan." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the whole process would be so relaxed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"5 years to get a MD degree instead of 4 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a new campus in Trois-Rivières and once the spaces in Montreal are filled, applicants are offered to go there instead." More from this Member | Report Response

"University of Montreal students ranked #1 consistenly in past years for Canada exam or something like that" More from this Member | Report Response

"read some articles about medical ethic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I did lots of research ahead of time and knew pretty much what I was getting into." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the APP system is used heavily" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I had to write a "CV" on the spot." More from this Member | Report Response

"I told them i like genetics so they asked me VERY specific genetic questions...i shouldn't have mentioned that..." More from this Member | Report Response

"UofM consistently ranked first in the Canadian Medical Certification Exams." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There was one group interview (where you discuss in a group different ethical questions). Advice: Speak up in the group at least three times per question. The second was a personal interview with 2 interviewers. My personal interview was very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a lot of stress, interview seemed subjective." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was expecting a longer interview and deeper questions, so i was a bit disappointed. the interviewers were nice and asked very general questions, nothing tricky. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a stressful but good day, very motivating. There was a little too much waiting around between the group interview and the individual interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"First interview was in group, lasted 30 mins and had three questions of various topics - for me, education, health and politics. It was rather relaxed, except for the fact that 4 doctors are eyeing your every move. After a long wait, the second interview took place, two on one. Don't believe what everyone says about the interviewers being the spawns of hell; I'm from McGill, and they were super nice. They just wanted to know more about me and if I'm truly qualified to be a GOOD doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was okay! I hope I knew I would have had some ethic questions though! I was pretty surprised of the kind of questions I was asked for... But, just be yourself and everything is going to go greatly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My group interview went smoothly, but it's hard to tell how everyone did. I'm not sure exactly how they evaluate us. My one-on-one was tough. Interviewers are pros and will look for gaps or possible inconsistencies in your answers. They will challenge you to see if you will slip up. Gotta know your stuff and be well-prepared and very transparent." More from this Member | Report Response

"In general, it was a good experience because it shows a lot about yourself in terms of stress, rapidity in answering questions and getting used to new people in a couple of minutes" More from this Member | Report Response

"i went in there thinking it would be the most horrible experience because of what i had heard in the past, but i was pleasantly surprised." More from this Member | Report Response

"They only gave me a ten minute individual interview. They tried to challenge me but seemed happy with my answers. However, they only interviewed me for ten minutes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was great, interviewers, students and fellow interviewees were simply fantastic beings... Thus group (8) interview on topics that made recent headlines (45 min). Personal interview (45 min) 2 Physicians, one male/female. Questions mostly about my "CV"." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a good experience...their's a group interview before the personal interview and it's not that bad...we just discussed general topics such as violence in sports or UN role in regional conflicts...it was my first interview so i did not know what to expect but i guess it was not that bad....what i haet most is to wait after the interview....for good result hopefully" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was sad." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 13
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 6
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.57 7

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 6
Out of state 1

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 2
Automobile 2
Train or subway 3
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 0
$101-$200 0
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

YUL

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 0
Hotel 1
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No responses

Would you recommend the hotel?

No responses

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.86 7

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 7

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.29 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

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

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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