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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why medicine? What are your experiences with doctors?" Report Response

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

"Tell us what you think about private vs. public health care system. Tell us about a recent BC health care change (I'm from BC)." Report Response

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

"What is the most difficult ethical dilemma you may face as a physician and why? What do you think about the recent human embryonic cloning in S. Korea? Tell us about your research. What's your outlook on the treatment for spinal cord injury?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you relate rock climbing to medicine? (I mentioned that I'm a devoted rock climber during the interview)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing too hard" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Watched the news on CBC every night, read the Maclean's and The Economist on a weekly basis, reviewed my application, lots of introspection, brushed up on medical ethics and Canadian health politics" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were really friendly, and made me very comfortable. The med student was especially supportive during the interview. The first year med student I billeted with was really friendly and helpful. He gave me some really useful interview tips. Everyone I met during the visit was very nice, supportive and didn't have an attitude." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Edmonton is very spread out." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview so I didn't know what to expect. It turned out to be very interactive and more like a drawn out conversation. I would answer a question, and then an interviewer would ask me about some details, or move on to a related question. I actually enjoyed the interview because it felt really personal, and the interviewers seemed to care what I had to say. Overall, a very positive experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/20/2004

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