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  • University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Edmonton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself" Report Response

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

"(After I mentioned what sport I am involved in) How many hours do you train a week, and how do you fit it in?" Report Response

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

"Why have you chosen UofA?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about alternative medicine and how what would you do if your patient told you they were seeking alternative therapies?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why medicine? It's a classic question, but I have yet to find a unique, non-cliche response for it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Spent time thinking about my life, strengths, weaknesses, experiences etc. Practiced answering sample questions (but no scripted answers). Read past interview feedback. Talked to friends who have had interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school was GREAT! Very bright and sunny, lots of facilities, nice hospital, good location of University in Edmonton. The students on hand for questions and tours were great too." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Know yourself and your own motivations before you do too much studying about ethics, health care etc. I didn't get asked any real ethics scenarios, nor current events." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not a walk in the park, but definitely a good experience overall. It wasn't too too stressful, and once we got to talking about things, I eased up quite a bit. There weren't any out of the blue questions, and I didn't get to tell any jokes, or tell them what kind of vegetable I would want to be, oh well, they were quite a serious bunch." Report Response

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