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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

"If a friend who knew you very well came into this room when you were not, how would they describe you? What makes you interested in medicine at Dalhousie?" Report Response

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

"How do you think being a good communicator comes into play in medicine? Are you a good listener (elaborate)? " Report Response

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

"How was your experience at (work at paediactric oncology camp) over an entire summer, different from (other weekly, volunteer experience) over the school year?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Re: how you react to frustrations/challenges...I needed to come up with specific scenarios on the spot. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Spoke with Dal med students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The totally casual attitude of the students...no cut-throat fierce competitive atmosphere here." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Perhaps a little too casual...not exactly disinterest on the part of the students, but I did not really feel that they were trying to impart an excitement about doing med at Dal...or maybe the students are already blase about medicine? I have a name that's not your typical Maritime name, and I was disappointed that they not only misspelled it, but substituted another more common name (of the opposite gender!)for my given name! I knew right away that they had messed up my name (because my surname was correct...and I doubt there was another interviewee with my surname), but when I corrected them, they seemed to not believe me for a few minutes...and kept looking for this non-existent interviewee at my appointment time. *sigh*" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very casual, questions alternated between faculty member and student." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/08/2003

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