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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?

5 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why are all the female applicants wearing black suits? Why did you choose to wear a colourful scarf?" Report Response

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

"What unique contribution can you make to medicine? Why not law, or social work? What would be your greatest gift to your child, if you were to have one? " Report Response

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

"What are some flaws in the Canadian health care system? Do you think we should adopt an American-style system? How can we recruit physicians to rural areas? Should we reserve some spots in med school for applicants from rural areas? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the greatest gift you could give to your child?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The interviewers set up a scenario in which I had to inform a patient (one of the interviewers) that he was terminally ill with colon cancer and that the only option was palliative care." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read up on Canadian health care policy and bioethics, did a mock interview, and challenged my own motivations for pursuing medicine. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The surgical skills centre at Mount Sinai hospital. It's a fantastic, world class facility!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I had to register at 11:00 a.m., but my interview was scheduled for 4:00 p.m. By the time the 5 hours had passed, I just wanted the interview to be over with." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known my interview was scheduled for 4:00 p.m.1" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a pleasant experience. Both inteviewers were very responsive to my answers, and seemed to be engaged in the interview. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/29/2004

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