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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?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"You are on duty in the ER when an unconscious 5 year old girl is brought in. It's clear that she needs an immediate blood transfusion to survive, but her Jehovah's Witness parents are adamantly against it. What would you do and why?" Report Response

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

"A senior citizen is suffering from terminal cancer and is in continuous, searing agony despite being given high doses of painkillers. He asks you, his primary doctor, to euthanize him, saying: "I've lived a life of dignity; I want to die with dignity." What would you do and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Should it be mandatory for med students to first have a Bachelor's degree? The question is pertinent because U of A med currently accepts applicants as young as those fresh out of their second undergraduate year." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain your current summer research to me as if I were an elementary school child." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Did a lot of personal reflection, kept up-to-date with current affairs, visited various premed internet forums." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The politeness of the 1st-year med students, who gave us a tour of the hospital and other facilities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was little done in terms of describing the medical program, the positives of attending this school, the overall student life, etc. Interviewees basically waited for their interviews, then went on a short tour, and that was it. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I attended the school as an undergrad, so there were no surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A great experience. The interviewers were extremely friendly; they understood my initial nervousness and were even courteous enough to laugh at my poorly attempted jokes." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

05/21/2004

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