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"1st tell us about yourself, 2nd why you wanna be a doctor"
"Any questions a would say couldnt really help you...just asks yourself questions...why you wanna be a doctor...why you think you can make it...why why why...ask yourself questions...read the news..read on ethic topics...and come up with a special way to do or say it"
"why medicine, why not nursing, why not social work...etc.
"Tell us about yourself, other than academics?"
--qualities in a Dr."
"What is the most challenging thing you have done in your life?"
"You say you have read a number of works of this author. Describe the theme that runs throughout this author's work: what message is he trying to convey?"
"1) Tell me about yourself and why medicine (they were in so much of a hurry that they lumped two important questions together) (2) Why not physiotherapy (3) Why not become a vet (this was because the 4th year student had read something on my profile about zoology -- really, research in zoology does not = a career in vet medicine) "
"what do you do for fun, what experiences have made you realize you wanted to be a doctor, who is your role model, frmo your past group work, how do you think you would you behave in a PBL group setting (leader, listener etc),they brought up issues related to things in my "sketch" so make sure you have some knowledge about issues related to your experiences (eg. I have worked with children with behavioural problems and psychiatric patients so I got questions that revolved around these topics), also, dont bring up anything that you don't want to discuss in further detail (for ex. I brought up the wait lists for radiological test which led to the Q about privitization)"
"What type of doctor do you want to be?"
"1) Why medicine? (duh, I didn't see this one coming! )
2) Why now? (duh, as a 39 year old applicant, I didn't see this one coming either... )
3) What do you do to keep up with current events? What stories of particular international interest have you been following? (duh...duh...the potential war in Iraq perhaps? )
4) What do you do for fun?
5) What qualities will make you a good doctor?
6) What have you been doing with St. John Ambulance?
7) What is unique about YOU that would contribute to our program?
"what are some negative self influences that would deter me from medicine"
"What would you ban?"
"Why you ?"
"How does construction make you a better doctor?
(i mentioned I worked construction in highschool summers)"
"Do you think that refusing smokers cancer treatment could effectively deter people from smoking? "
"How would you tell a patient that there is a 2 year wait for an MRI?"
"how'd my friend describe me?"
"Should homeless people be provided with alcohol in a clinic-type setting?"
"I was hoping for an ethical question but didn't get any at all! There was no interesting question -- all were standard, run of the mill, boring old questions."
"Since there are Canadians going to the US to pay for privately-delivered MRI's (for example) then why shouldn't we try to compete by opening more private clinics instead of giving the business to the US?
Also, pretend you are the interviewer and I am the applicant...what would you be looking for??"
"What newspaper do you feel is the most biased?
"What is the book that influenced you the most?"
"What, on earth, is "prestidigitation"? (Note: I disclosed to them that I was a close-up magician in my autobiographical sketch)"
"where does the majority of our health care spending go to?"
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