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  • University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Calgary
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"questions about my research experience (I have an MSc), research related ethics questions, how would you fix the health care system, if you had 3 wishes what would they be" Report Response

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

"what type of MD do you want to be and why, ethics dilemma related to holistic medicine, personal qualities questions like 'name a time when you dropped the ball and why'" Report Response

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

"are you prepared for the accelerated UofC program, what do you know about it, why would it work for you" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had a 3 yr old patient who asked you 'why is the sky blue', what would you say?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Four questions in a row that called for pretty much the same answer (what qualities make you a good roommate, what would you write in a reference letter about yourself, how would your friends describe you, how would your supervisor describe you). I think they were looking for consistancy." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read lists of possible interview questions, did practice interviews, read Romanow report, looked at CMA ethics guidelines, read a book on bioethics theory, checked out how residents are matched, interviewed MD's in the field I want to go into" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very friendly interviewers, very low stress overall. They worked hard to make it easy for us." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Gathering with all the other interviewees on the day of the interview - I didn't need to hear how wonderful all their other interviews at other schools had been!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I did a lot of research prior to the interview, which really helped. Especially knowing how residents are matched, having good understanding of what being a MD is really like in the real world, and understanding Canada's health care system. Overall a pretty good experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2004

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