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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?

5 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?

45 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?

Open file

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

"What's special about you/life story..." Report Response

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

"Tell me about a conflict you had with a co-worker..." Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is the oil boom good for Alberta? (I wasn't able to give a good answer for this, but I've been thinking about it ever since, lol)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Have you ever experienced compassion fatigue? ... (I think that I dodged the question by saying that I've never dealt with dying people. The truth is, one can suffer from compassion fatigue from all kinds of problems with patients/clients, not just death. I realize now that I should have recognized this! I probably have suffered from compassion fatigue a little bit. I think I answered some of my questions too quickly without giving them enough thought....)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did not have my password for U of A webmail, so I actually did not even know I had an interview until Feb 14th (when the package came in the mail), 1 week before my interview. Needless to say, I was working everyday until just a couple days before...... (I took a few days off work so that I could do some introspection and review some basic ethics)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the interviewers, the warmth and hospitality of the first year med students, as well as their encouragement." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There are lots of one-way streets in Edmonton" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"An over-all positive experience. I do wish I had taken more time to think about each question before speaking though. Perhaps my answers were not articulated as well as they could have been. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/21/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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