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"Alternative vs. Traditional Health Care approaches. Why is there tension?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Can't give specifics but it doesn't matter because next year they will be totally different! Just wait until you finish this interview, when you see the scenarios you will understand that the possibilities are infinite and they won't be repeated. Oh, and you will also see that your prep didn't help you at all!"
"Just lots of scenarios, so just be sure to learn your ethics and look at things from every angle"
"Your buddy is failling a course and needs your help, how do you address his problem"
"Why not nurse?"
"If you had a million dollars to spend in the health care sector where would you spend it?"
"questions about my research experience (I have an MSc), research related ethics questions, how would you fix the health care system, if you had 3 wishes what would they be"
"What unique experiences do you bring to medicine?"
"Essay question: If you could invite any artist (photographer or painter), dead or alive to do your portrait, who would you choose, and why?"
"What do you like and dislike about the U of C program? Tell me about a bad decision you made and what you learnt from it?"
"How do you feel about the latest develpoments in health care with all the reports having been released?? (i.e. romanow, kirby, mazankowski)"
"What specialty do you want to go into"
"Asked to describe what I saw in a picture! Wasn't expecting that!"
"Naturopathic medicine q?"
"It was all the most random scenarios I have ever seen. Honestly, there is NOTHING you can do to prepare for this interview. One personal question was asked but it wasn't any of the one's you would have prepared for or expected."
"The multiple-mini interview format had a lot of interesting scenarios."
"they were all scenario based, very different than most schools"
"lots of scenarios about patient confidentiality and autonomy"
"who looks up to you the most and why/ vs who looks up to you the least and why"
"How do you feel about alternative medicine?"
"What I would change about my current job skills in order to be a MD"
"Tell us about a time when you were broke and had no money."
"What is your biggest regret in life?"
"If you had a 3 yr old patient who asked you 'why is the sky blue', what would you say?"
"How would your friends describe your sense of humor?"
"Would you want to be a doctor if the pay was $30,000 per year?"
"It was a very interesting discussion."
"What 3 people (dead or alive) I would invite over for dinner and what would i serve."
"Because I have a MSc I was asked some ethical questions about working for big pharmaceutical companies. How I felt about their motives, etc. "
"Doctors make more money and work fewer hours in the United States - would you ever consider practicing there?"
"Tell me a joke"
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