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  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vancouver
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Integrity questions" Report Response

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

"Why Medicine? Not another health care field" Report Response

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

"All very directed questions about my experiences - one was asking me what something meant in greek b/c I had travelled in greece four years ago - although I just laughed and said I had no idea and that I barely spoke greek when I was there- so they all laughed and I didn't feel bad about not knowing the answer " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I was in a clinic in Africa and had all my supplies were stolen how would I practice medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was out of the blue, all the questions whether ethical etc. were based on my experiences ie worked with cancer pts so ethical question was about cancer and palliative care" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application and did a lot of reflection and practiced some common questions with a friend - b/c sometimes what sounds great in your head isn't so great out loud :)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The kindness of the interviewers - they were not out to get you! They would ask a question and if I wasn't answering it how they wanted they would ask a more detailed question so I had a chance at all questions. Lots of laughs and relaxed (helped me relax too!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to be nervous!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When I first got in I was kind of a dorky nervous giddy :)-, I joked that I wasn't here to interview for medicine (caused me much grief later thinking about it) and when I'm uncomfortable I make jokes so the first part of the interview was really me relaxing. They ease you into the questions and started with the why do you want to be a doctor. I have to admit that half way through answering I blanked for about 20 secs (felt like mins to me) b/c the gravity of what I was doing hit me like a truck! Luckily I regained my composure and continued, but I felt like a dork for blanking during the why do you want to be a doc! After that point it was smooth sailing very comfortable and I was happy with all my answers. They complimented me on my experiences during the interview and were very positive so that made me feel better :). I was worried I didn't come across as very professional because of my jokes (and even though i can be serious that I hadn't showed it - been more Personality if you know what I mean :). Anyways my worring was in vain b/c I was accepted so i suspect my interview went quite well and it was more me overanalyzing later that got me worried. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/28/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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