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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why Meds? Why western?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do other than science? What special-needs groups do you feel need your advocating?" Report Response

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

"Who are your role models? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none, all very formulaic. I believe that the interviewers only ask a set of standard questions for all the applicants they interview. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none, i had asked someone that had the interview a week before me and the so-called "hard" questions were the same." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"CMAJ, lots of internet sites, pre-med forum, med students, practice at student centre" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"students are extremely nice and they really seem like a very close knit group. They seem to have a lot of fun on top of studying. Everything was also very very well organized. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"my interview. I was the last one of the day and my interviewers looked absolutely uninterested. The committee member looked like he was going to pass out. The faculty member was really a robot, and although i thought the med student was nice, I think I caught him snoozing off. bad experience? yeah..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing, I do undergrad at western so there's really nothing that really surprised me. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Western seems like a great med school. At least from the students' enthusiasm, they seem really into helping you out. The interviewers however looked like I was boring them to death. I tried to crack a few jokes and it was a dead audience (perhaps I'm just not funny). So, how to succeed? Find out the questions they asked to the candidate that's in your interview room before you. Very likely the questions will be exactly the same. I'm not kidding. They have a sheet of set questions. If you can find out the questions before hand you'll feel more prepared. Even questions from people the week before will likely have resemblence to questions you will be asked." 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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