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  • University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Toronto
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

5

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)?

"What role do you see clinical trials playing in your research?" Report Response

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

"If you had to choose between medical school and graduate school, which would you choose?" Report Response

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

"Which professors (especially in this faculty) have influenced you to pursue medical research in this faculty? (i.e. who are your role models?)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What led you to the labs you've worked in?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If all your interests lie in research, why do you want to study medicine as well?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over the school's history (online), made sure to know my research projects in detail, and read a number of papers to familiarize myself with recent work in medical science." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty and students were very friendly and social, and the interviews were held much earlier than usual medical school interviews, so they did not interfere with assignments and/or exams." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The MD/PhD interviews did not include a tour of the facilities and hospitals." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Knowing the faculty interviewing you ahead of time would let you read over their papers, which might impress them more during the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was friendly, although less relaxed than the MD interviews. The questions revolved around research, both current experiences and future expectations. The 5-person panel was larger than typical MD interviews as well. Overall, though, there's no reason to feel nervous." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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