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  • University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • London
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"With respect to physicians being gatekeepers, how would you address a crowd of people in a developing country when the food drop-off that week was spoiled? What actions would you take if you came upon an automobile accident in which the driver seemed to be drunk and injured and there was a strong smell of gas? " Report Response

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

"Where did you grow up? Who are your role models? What do you do for fun? How do you balance your life/time and how will you do this when in the demanding field of medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Western/London? Why medicine? Why the switch from engineering?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What specific group of people in Canada need specific consideration for health care? (After I answered - And supppose you were the physician of this group - how would you solve the problems associated with their health care?)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What questions would you ask to an elderly mother, who had just fallen and hurt herself but did not want to move into a retirement home and her daughter who felt that her mother needed to move in order to be safe?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, this site, reviewed Western's website (particularly curriculum objectives and learning outcomes), read Romanow report and other similar ones, read newspaper daily, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The closed file nature of the interview was really interesting! It let me guide my own interview since we could only talk about experiences that I brought up. Make sure to know what you want to say at the beginning when they say "Okay, we only know your name thus far, what do you want us to know about you?"" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, it was a fantastic experience." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was very comfortable and all three interviewers were attentive, relaxed and interesting people! The med students were loads of fun, and spent a lot of time getting to know the interviewees. Western has become my #1 choice after this experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/03/2004

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