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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Closed file

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

"1) Tell me about yourself and why medicine (they were in so much of a hurry that they lumped two important questions together) (2) Why not physiotherapy (3) Why not become a vet (this was because the 4th year student had read something on my profile about zoology -- really, research in zoology does not = a career in vet medicine) " Report Response

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

"(4)What one strength and one weakness would your best friend comment upon? (5)What do you do for fun? (6)Use one word to describe yourself (6) How would you deal with a difficult group member? (7) What was a difficult decision that you had to make? " Report Response

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

"(8) Why do you want to come to Ottawa? (8) What was a recent book you read? (9) How do you keep up with current events? (10) Discuss a current topic." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was hoping for an ethical question but didn't get any at all! There was no interesting question -- all were standard, run of the mill, boring old questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not physiotherapy? The jerk on the panel kept hounding me with this question after I had finished telling them why I wanted to become a doctor!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews, practiced sample questions, read the newspaper, tried to calm down :)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school itself -- the faculty really tries to integrate technology into the classroom. It encourages the use of palm pilots, and laptops are mandatory for students. Very advanced tech-wise. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"As I was the last person to be interviewed for the day, my interviewers were more interested in finishing off than listening to me. The 4th year medical student actually left the building before I did -- talk about being in a hurry!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much it sucks to be the last one to be interviewed!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school itself is very nice, and I would like to be a part of it. However, I don't think that the end of the interview went so well because of all the rushing. I felt that I should have taken more time-outs to control my thoughts and slow down the pace of the interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/09/2003

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