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  • McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hamilton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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?

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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why not law?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine and not law?---seriously!!!!!! One interviewer just would not let go of this line of questioning. Obviously, I was not answering the question very well (&*$^%)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What type of art medium do you prefer?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"It was an extremely personal one that I am not comfortable divulging BUT it was legitamate and I had no problem answering it (but most would have)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mocks, read, worried, stressed...." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing was a stand out. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Ummmm, many people would have perceived the day as being negative and very poorly organized (e.g. 3 scheduling errors were made on my already re-scheduled interview) BUT I was fine with it. There were no school tours so McMaster remains a bit of a mystery. It was a long day (8 hours) so yeah, it was a bit painful (too much adrenaline for TOO long) but whatever...." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had been told that my interview time may be re-scheduled. I had important plans for apres interview that had to be 86d without notice. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was overall okay (ie I survived intact) but not great" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/13/2003

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