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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?

2 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?

In a group

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

"what do you do for fun, what experiences have made you realize you wanted to be a doctor, who is your role model, frmo your past group work, how do you think you would you behave in a PBL group setting (leader, listener etc),they brought up issues related to things in my "sketch" so make sure you have some knowledge about issues related to your experiences (eg. I have worked with children with behavioural problems and psychiatric patients so I got questions that revolved around these topics), also, dont bring up anything that you don't want to discuss in further detail (for ex. I brought up the wait lists for radiological test which led to the Q about privitization)" Report Response

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

"Know the health care system and the problems with it. Also develop ways to fix them (they asked me as health minister, how I would fix certain problems). " Report Response

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

"Very important: Tell them how much you want to go to Ottawa U and make sure you have some positive points about the school to back this up. When I did this, the interview said "well you just said all the right things" so I would HIGHLY reccomend you throw this in somewhere in the interview!!!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Since there are Canadians going to the US to pay for privately-delivered MRI's (for example) then why shouldn't we try to compete by opening more private clinics instead of giving the business to the US? Also, pretend you are the interviewer and I am the applicant...what would you be looking for??" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Not difficult but caught me off guard: "What does your best friend do?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the posts on premed EZboard, did a mock interview with current med students, read the news and any health-related issues, thought about my strengths/weaknesses and what I have gotten from all the experiences in my life as well as what makes a good doc and why I want to be one!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It was very well organized, students walked around and talked to applicants (they were super friendly and very helpful!) School has a really nice relaxing, friendly atmosphere. The info session is HIGHLY reccomended but the tour was not that great. My interviewers challenged me but never crossed the line. They treated me with respect and I felt at ease talking with them about various issues. They really "sold me" on the school!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing at all" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing was a surprise" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was pretty much as stress-free as a med school interview can be. My best advice is to MAKE YOURSELF not be nervous. Go in there with confidence without being cocky and you'll do great. Go in there as if you are already in and you're just going to discuss your future plans....and as my sister said the night before "go close the deal" These words helped me since I tend to border on the modest side but make sure you don't come across too cocky or arrogant...it's a delicate line." Report Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/09/2003

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