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  • McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hamilton
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Cannot disclose. However, know yourself well and have a familiarity with difficult ethical issues. Always address both sides, but in the end, make a decision and stick with it." Report Response

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

"Expect some interactive activities with other applicants. Both of you will engage in a cooperative activity to test communication and teamwork." Report Response

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

"Expect to act out a full scenario with an actor that tests how you handle a difficult, high-stress situation. This can be very intense as the actors are trained and prepared to challenge you!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Confidentiality agreements and respect for the school prevent disclosure. However, most of their questions test your ability to reason and think on the spot. Read the CMAJ's Bioethics for Clinicians Series, the Romanow Report, and the University of Michigan's guide to ethical questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! From the moment you walk in, people are there to guide you. Nutritious food was served all day (breakfast, lunch, and snack during the MMI). The facilities were beautiful, students friendly, and presentations were all very well done." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The speaker for the Waterloo/Wellington campus failed to address shortcomings in housing and technology when asked about those issues." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The entire day lasted ~7hrs." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Simply amazing." 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?

Train or subway

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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