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  • McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hamilton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why not law?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why medicine and not law?---seriously!!!!!! One interviewer just would not let go of this line of questioning. Obviously, I was not answering the question very well (&*$^%)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What type of art medium do you prefer?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"It was an extremely personal one that I am not comfortable divulging BUT it was legitamate and I had no problem answering it (but most would have)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mocks, read, worried, stressed...." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing was a stand out. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Ummmm, many people would have perceived the day as being negative and very poorly organized (e.g. 3 scheduling errors were made on my already re-scheduled interview) BUT I was fine with it. There were no school tours so McMaster remains a bit of a mystery. It was a long day (8 hours) so yeah, it was a bit painful (too much adrenaline for TOO long) but whatever...." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had been told that my interview time may be re-scheduled. I had important plans for apres interview that had to be 86d without notice. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was overall okay (ie I survived intact) but not great" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/13/2003

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