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  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Halifax
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Do you feel there is too much emphasis on prevention in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What specialty?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"One of your colleagues in the hospital isn't doing their share of work..what do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I wrote as one of my weaknesses that I can be judgemental: they asked "In what situations would you be judgmental? If a patient smoked? What if their child had cystic fibrosis? Etc."" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice interviews including one video-taped, read parts of Romanow report, rehearsed typical questions particularly "why medicine?"" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the medical students and staff; Halifax is also just a very chilled out town. I liked that the interview was held in a children's clinic: it tickled me to sit on these tiny chairs and drink juice with all of us in suits." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nada" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nada" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers were extremely pleasant and made me feel comfortable. Some of the questions threw me off: a few of the them were drawn from the "describe your strengths and weaknesses" part of the essay, and I felt like I was being encouraged to incriminate myself! Nothing on Nova Scotia health policies per se, although privatization came up." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/08/2003

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