How did the interview impress you?
What was the stress level of the interview?
0 = low, 10 = high
How you think you did?
0 = low, 10 = high
Select Questions & Recent Responses
"10 MMI stations - topics confidential. 10 minutes per station."
"What's special about you/life story..."
"- Spirituality in Medicine, alternative medicine"
"How do you handle stress?"
" You show up at work, and the building has burned down. How do you spend your unexpected day off?"
"What was the most special volunteer activity you did?"
"In addition to the ones mentioned above. What would you do if 13 y/o wanted an abortion? 18 y/o? Would you perform one personally? Would you tell parents... etc. etc. etc. "
"How will music contribute to your career in medicine?"
"10yo needs transfusion, parents wont allow it, what do you do?
"what was the last novel you read and why? "
"Why medicine? What are your hobbies?"
-10 yr old jehova witness comes in and their parents don't want a blood transfusion
-Public vs Two-tier system
-AIDS drugs in Africa, and what should be done so they can afford the drugs
-How would I balance a medical career and my social/family life"
"What is your opinion of "natural" health care?"
"What was the last book you read? Why did you read this book?"
""Why have you decided to apply to medical school, and why the University of Alberta?""
"Tell me about yourself, why UofA, what do you know about the curriculum, what are the failures of the UofA cuirriculum"
"Tell me about yourself... why medicine... how have your volunteer experiences given you skills to be a better physician? "
"What experiences lead me to where I am now? Where do I see myself 5 or 6 years from now (threw me for a bit of loop since I had prepared for the 10 year question but not this one!)?"
"What would you do if a friend admitted to you that he had just cheated on an exam?"
"What qualities would your friends say you have that would make you a good doctor?"
"What is the biggest crisis in national healthcare? in global healthcare?"
"Why medicine? Why U of A? Tell me more about (stuff in personal attributes)? What do you do in your spare time? How do you handle stress?"
"Why medicine? What are your experiences with doctors?"
"What are three qualities in a good physician?
Describe a situation in which you worked in a group and tell us if you thought that was good or bad."
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"tell me about yourself. "
"What do you see as the three greatest challenges in med school and during your occupation as a doctor?"
"Why do you want to go into medicine?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"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)."
"Based on your teaching of young children tell us how you would gauge a child/adolescents maturity level in a clinical setting."
"Do you think that capital punishment should be used in Canada?"
"How can my basic science research be used in a clinical setting today?"
" What is the craziest thing you've done?"
"What makes you get up in the morning and do the things you do?"
"Who is your role-model? "
"If you can meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?"
"Should VLT profits be used to support new heart center"
"What role do you think humour plays or can play in the healing process?"
"what is your favorite kind of art?"
"Why do you think about the Canadian Men's Hockey Team losing in the Olympics, while the Women's Hockey Team won the gold. (I loved this question, because I was randomly thinking about the other day)"
"Nothing really interesting, maybe the pharmceutical one"
"How does being a parent better qualify you for medical school?"
"How many houses did you paint over the summer? (I worked for a student painting company)"
""So tell me about yourself""
"IF your patient was selling the drugs you were prescribing to him, what would you do"
"what I thought about the Terry Schiavo case. "
"Nothing too interesting... a question about what I thought the problems were with health care in the developing world. "
"Based on your personal experience, how would you define 'leadership' in one sentence?"
"Whatis your opinion on euthanasia? Person has cancer and wants to die but you won't let him so he asks to be referred to a different doctor who will (In Oregon, euthanasia is legal and doctors actually do it). What would you do?"
"If you could be any part of the human body, what would it be?"
"Should it be mandatory for med students to first have a Bachelor's degree? The question is pertinent because U of A med currently accepts applicants as young as those fresh out of their second undergraduate year."
"If my mom needed treatment and could get it faster by paying, therefore budding to the front of the line, would I pay...and then grilling me on my answer"
"Tell me one of your weaknesses (that can't be turned into a strength)."
"Can you relate rock climbing to medicine? (I mentioned that I'm a devoted rock climber during the interview)"
"What characteristics would your freinds say you have that would make you a good physician."
"What do you think of gambling?"
"What are the pros and cons of fee-for-service doctors versus salaried physicians?"
"Nothing exceptionally interesting. Probably what I would do as the health minister to fix the Canadian medicare system."
"have you experienced any ethical decisions in your life?"
"What do you think about the situation in Iraq? Is war on Iraq justified?"
"What do you think about alternative medicine and how what would you do if your patient told you they were seeking alternative therapies?"
View All Questions & Responses
Read what each person had to say about their experience with this school.
Browse Individual Responses