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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

""What's one thing you would change about yourself?" Followed by: "What's one thng you would change about the world?" There weren't really a lot of unusual questions, it was all pretty standard stuff I was expecting and had more or less prepared for. No surprises." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I work as an RA and got positively grilled on my research for the first 10 minutes. To make sure I'm not just a test tube washer I guess. Lots of questions about the goal of the project and what it hopes to show and what that will mean in the long run, etc." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Ian Wong's site, this site, U of T's advice page, did practice questions with a friend and read my essay and autobio sketch." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"SARS meant a lot of stuff got cancelled, so I pretty much just showed up for the interview. I went to U of T for undergrad and live in T.O. so I know the campus, med building and admin, and city pretty well already." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Reminded just how much U of T admin bugs me... Applicants get treated poorly (ie, not finding out status of application until way late), and the whole weekend was in disarray thanks to SARS. An email sent THE NIGHT BEFORE my interview told me to come at 2 instead of 11, and more chaos almost cancelled my whole interview altogether. SARS aside, I think U of T's size and big university mentality leads to a lot of admin bullshit. I know a lot of other students feel the same way..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. Already know the place pretty well." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pretty decent overall. Interviewers were friendly but not laid back. Questions ran the gamut from sketch experiences, to standard "why med" questions, to introspective stuff (biggest diappointment, etc), to ethical questions, to more fun getting to know you questions (what tv shows do you watch?, etc). Felt like they made a good effort to get to know me. Plus no "tricks" or complicated questions. I got a fair shot, overall." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/29/2003

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