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"Why MD/PhD at Western?
"Role acting question mentioned above. "
"the exact questions you would expect."
"tell us about yourself"
"Tell us about yourself. (say everything you want to talk about during the interview, remember that its closed-file!)"
"If you came upon an accident where you smelled alcohol and gasoline what would you do?"
"Describe your research"
"Why Meds? Why western?"
"what is an under served population in terms of medical attention"
"With respect to physicians being gatekeepers, how would you address a crowd of people in a developing country when the food drop-off that week was spoiled? What actions would you take if you came upon an automobile accident in which the driver seemed to be drunk and injured and there was a strong smell of gas? "
"tell me about yourself"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Why do you want to study medicine?"
"Interviewer stated, ''This is going to be a poorly articulated question. Perhaps you can make sense of it...He (purposely) rambled on about the SARS situation and eventually talked about doctors conforming to their instructions or disregarding them and returning to work infected."
"A role playing scenario where I was asked to give advice to a ''friend in crisis''"
"Cannot disclose, required acting."
"how do you feel about rural medicine"
"What do you think about the cost of higher education, what should be done about it, what kind of advice would you give a high-school graduate about the expenses"
"although, i was asked to sign a confidentiality statement, and thus, i cannot divulge these questions, there is no need to worry! all the questions that were asked were the expected ones that you have i'm sure already prepared for!"
"I signed a confidentiality agreement, but the most interesting question was a follow-up revolving around my research. "
"So why Western?"
"Which would you choose if you had the option of heading up the Canadian Medical Protective Association or being the top GP in your area?"
"Hmm... trying to think of an even remotely interesting question. Nope can't."
"There were three ethical scenerios..."what would you do if..." kind of questions. Everything else was pretty standard"
"none, all very formulaic. I believe that the interviewers only ask a set of standard questions for all the applicants they interview. "
"nothing really interesting"
"What specific group of people in Canada need specific consideration for health care? (After I answered - And supppose you were the physician of this group - how would you solve the problems associated with their health care?)"
"why do you think mental illness has stigma? how do you think we could resolve that?"
"Explain a situation in which you had to teach a group something complicated and how you dealt with the inherent difficulties involved."
"None of them were crazy in any way. Most interesting... "Comment on your preference of either public or private healthcare" "
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