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  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Halifax
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why medicine? Why Dalhousie? What if you get in to another uni and Dal? What if you don't get in anywhere? Do you work well in groups - explain with examples. How do you respond when a group member isn't pulling their weight? Do you consider yourself tolerant of someone not pulling their weight?" Report Response

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

"A recent survey of senior doctors suggests that they believe the younger generation of physicians is not as hard working (i.e. wanting to leave right at 5pm, not giving 60-70 hour weeks) - how do you feel about that?" Report Response

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

"How do you organize your time? What do you do for fun? How do you plan on managing a career and a family one day when you have children? What type of medicine are you interested in? Tell us about your experience doing ________ and what it taught you that could be useful in medicine. Do you have any questions for us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Religion obviously plays an important role in your life, how would you handle a 15-year-old patient wanting birth control? What about if she was pregnant and wanted an abortion?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a problem that you wish you had handled differently." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, this site, read newspaper, looked at Dal's website, talked to Nova Scotia health care professionals (I am from Ont.)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Halifax in general is a gorgeous city! The attitude of the administration seems very student-centred and friendly. The interviewers were also very friendly and open towards me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Definitely a good and fair interview. The interviewers were not as receptive as I had experienced at other schools. However, I think this had a lot to do with me, as I just felt 'off' that day and wasn't being very eloquent!" Report Response

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