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  • University of Manitoba Faculty of Health Sciences College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Winnipeg
Individual Feedback 1 14 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 11
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.40 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.70 10

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 0
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 9

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 13
At a regional location 1
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 8
In a group 6

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 11
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.79 14

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

"no specifics allowed thank you confidentiality agreement : ) . Just be able to articulate your thoughts for a variety of situations..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a student was accepted into medical school and then it was discovered that he/she contracted a fatal disease and only had one week to live. Should they be allowed to attend medical school? What would you do if you had the power over this decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What TV I watch" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my volunteering activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"if i handed you an envelope full of money, what would you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the Canadian parliament should do about gay marriages?." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of how you dealt with conflict. Should Canada be sending troops overseas? What would you contribute to our class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have anyone over for dinner, alive or dead, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a free weekend what would you do??" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"should government MPs be allowed to cross the floor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on the fact that senior citizens take up more than 70% of the monies available for drugs in Canada? What can we do to alleviate this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"My learning methodologies" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think figure skating, with its potential for corrupt judging and inherent subjectivity, should be an olympic sport? (related to my autobiography)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you failed at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The royal college of Physicians.... have said that doctors who don't want to perform abortions should refer the women to other physians. Do you think this is fair?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you address cheating? How do you define success/failure, and give examples. What was a rewarding volunteer situation for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you would feel if you had drank heavily through a pregnancy and were then informed that your son had FAS. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about Mabitoba cmpared to the province you live in now (I'm originally from Manitoba)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could only pursue one profession, would you be a physician or a researcher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the greatest medically-related Canadian (of 3 options)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of questions pointing to one's moral character, values, ethics, etc. Nothing flat out, just scenarios evaluation these values" More from this Member | Report Response

"if we met your friends on the street, what would they say are some of your greatest strengths? your greatest weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about affirmative action in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 60-year old man has lived in the north for all his life and has never visited a big city. He has diabetes, kidney failure and comes to Winnipeg for treatment. What do you do as his doctor besides putting him on a dialysis machine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you were under pressure. What do you expect to be challenging in medical school? Imagine you are [insert description of person and situation] - what are you thinking and feeling?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Under what circumstances would you work in a rural area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Canada's position in the war" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No interesting questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say they dislike about you most" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you think is/was the greatest canadian out of "X or Y"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About a cultural event int he city that was closing down for the year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Effects of poverty on health; my opinions on people adopting children from Tsunami ravaged countries" More from this Member | Report Response

"you are a 68 yr old alcoholic walking away from the funeral of your wife, who you cheated on and abused; your children want nothing to do with you- what are you thinking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The empathy-testing ones. E.g. You're a 50 year old diabetic woman who is functionally impaired and just out of insulin. How do you feel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain to a little girl why the sky is blue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you feel if you go to medical school and you are only an average student there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question didn't you want to hear? What is the most important thing you have learned from your mother? Do you think the U of M scheme for admittance is fair?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important lessons your parents taught you? Am I entitled to health care if I breed poisonous snakes? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"An ethics question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should we be in Afghanistan" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why don't you tell me a little bit about yourself?" Some people love this question. I think it's a good question to take and make you own. But I think I sort of messed it up. I didn't know what to say, what not to say....I was all over the place. So this question seemed confusing to me as to what I should or should not go into." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who to should get medications in limited supply during an epidemic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something along the lines of letting an applicant in with a degenerative disease and then flipping it on me if I got into medical school and developed the same degenerative disease" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you think socialist health-care in europe is more successful than it is here? (after i had commented on the success in europe)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What solutions do you propose for "fixing" medicare in Canada. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A 4th year medical student thinks they won't be graduating this year. What sort of their personal beliefs could be causing this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do SARS and HIV worry you about pursuing medicine? What causes you stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We discussed waiting lists for MRIs; I expressed that I believed in universal health care. One of the interviewers mentioned that his son had received a scan an hour after he had hurt himself, and then asked me to comment." More from this Member | Report Response

"None too difficult, lots about the Canadian Health Care System (private versus public) and lots from my autobiography" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Meh, some reading of the health care system, as well as brief overview of ethics..total maybe a couple hours" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a couple chapters in a book on bioethics to get a feel for different scenarios. Read the relevant articles on current healthcare issues in CMAJ and Medical Post. Practiced actually answering questions by having someone ask me the questions. Thought significant events in my life and about the reasons I chose to pursue medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read many articles" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews with current first year medical students, mock interviews with doctors, and friends. Reviewed questions found in previous years, researched background of school and why it's good for me, outlined my own skills and also read over my own personal statement essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, pracised main speaking points aloud, reseached current events, especially pertaining to the medical community, reviewed my personal statment tons" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, spoke with someone who had interviewed there, researched the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions, introspection, talk to lots of med students and doctors about the profession and medicine in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"This sdn, read newspapers, talked to past interviewees, Prayed hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, read websites, made a list of my personal qualities and experiences, brushed up on ethics and current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Became informed on current events, read the Romonow report, " More from this Member | Report Response

"read newspapers, this site...." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new building and library, the friendly and positive, but non-arrogant students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were very friendly. It made me feel so relaxed... the process was virtually stress free! I'd go as far as calling it tons of fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2 friendly people on the panel" More from this Member | Report Response

"The MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview was. The group leader of the 3 panel interview was VERY nice. He came out and talked to me for a couple minutes and asked where I lived and just some general information. Really calmed me down" More from this Member | Report Response

"Openness, organization" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the panelists were rude or indifferent to my answers; a stark contrast to my interview last year at the U of M." More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the students and their happiness with the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and the beautiful Brodie Centre (with gym and library all in one convenient location!)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice and non-scary the interviewers were" More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal tour of the school and hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview panel was fantastic: they were extremely friendly and put me at ease. All in all, this was a very positive experience, and I would have thought very highly of the interview process even if I had not been accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice and friendly everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That area of winnipeg isn'e the most pleasant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2 unfriendly people on the panel. The fact that I was not asked questions about our healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"waiting in the hall for 30 minutes before the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the faculty of medicine. It's right next to the hospital, so it makes sense that they located the faculty there. But the location is so dirty. I'd be worried parking my car or locking up my bike. Scary/dangerous at night. Fine in the daytime due to the amount of people around." More from this Member | Report Response

"I found a lot of the Q & A with medical students a little unecessary before the interview, considering none of us have been accepted into the program yet. I suppose it was more for out of province applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"can't think of anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area of town is a bit shadey, but Winnipeg has a really vibrant arts scene I was not previously aware of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The school is quite small. I guess I was expecting a big campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking was difficult to find close to the centre." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They seemed to have everything organized so nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not well prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was not well enough prepared for the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Born in Winnipeg, have been at the U of M forever, no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"To calm down and not worry so much - it's called Friendly Manitoba for a reason!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That part of their tour included cadeavours in their gross anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very satisfying and enjoyable experience. It's really something to look forward to and not stress out about. You finally get to talk about all the topics you've been thinking of for past year!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bad!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stressful " More from this Member | Report Response

"Really calm and relaxing. I felt calm, so I wasn't nervous and was able to answer comfertably. I really liked that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful, friendly, accessible, fun!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I truly feel that I had a solid interview; obviously, I don't know how the panelists felt of me, but I'm hoping they enjoyed meeting with me and were impressed by some of my answers. At the end of the day, the MCAT is the primary determinant for entry at the U of M, encompassing 50% of the application criteria. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tough interview, very difficult and probing questions, but the interviewers were friendly and reassuring" More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, my interview was very positive. I was so impressed with the friendly students, their passion for the programme and school, and the facilities. The interview itself was very comfortable, and they challenged me without making me feel like I was under siege!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I got there about 15 minutes early and the faces I saw were nice and friendly. One of the Med-1 students even suggested we throw frisbees. One of the interviewees forgot about the daylight savings time, so we had to wait a little bit. The interviewers were not mean; they took turns asking questions. I was also given time to ask questions. The tour was excellent. Their recreation facility looks really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty relaxed experience. They fit a large number and range of questions into the interview, and I liked their empathy-testing questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had interviewed the year before this and had a totally different experience: my panel had been very confrontational and seemed to have delegated a member to be hostile. Obviously the panels are all completely different." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was great. All were so nice and easygoing. They really just wanted to get to know me better" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 12
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 7
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 10

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 8
Out of state 2

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 5
2-3 hours 1
4-6 hours 3
7+ hours 0

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 2
Automobile 7
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 1
$101-$200 0
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 1
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

ywg

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 2
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 10

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.70 10

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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