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  • University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Ottawa
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"You say you have read a number of works of this author. Describe the theme that runs throughout this author's work: what message is he trying to convey?" Report Response

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

"Summarize your research in a few sentences as though you were explaining it to some high school students." Report Response

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

"What are your strengths in relation to medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Should homeless people be provided with alcohol in a clinic-type setting?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you feel about euthanasia with specific reference to the elderly? Should their families be allowed to decide if they are euthanized? (this question went on for some time, as they added variants to it such as "what if the person is immobile and confined to their bed? If they're dying already?")" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did practice interviews, rehearsed questions, read Romanow report, read the U of O mailing about the school to have info on their curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"People are pretty laid-back in Ottawa, the facilities are nice, the interviewers were friendly (and one even carried my suitcase)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Didn't get a chance to meet many first year students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Ottawa likes to ask current events questions!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my toughest interview because of the questions I was asked. Nonetheless the people asking these hard questions were great; they smiled when I smiled, and put me at ease. The interview was held in a PBL room with a large table (so I could jiggle my feet as I wished!) and they provided me with water." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/14/2003

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