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  • University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Calgary
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


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)?

"If you had a million dollars to spend in the health care sector where would you spend it?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about a time when you completely changed your point of view on a long held opinion." Report Response

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

"Do you have a mentor? Who is it and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your biggest regret in life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the most difficult decision you've ever had to make? I was surprised that I didn't get a single ethical scenario question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this site, thought about my responses to possible questions, glanced over the Romanow report, but basically just tried to relax and believe that if it's meant to be, it would go all right." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions staff are fantastic. I had to reschedule my interview because I got sick and they were very accomodating. The students all seemed very cool too. It is a really relaxed med school with a team environment." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facility was all under construction, and thank goodness, cause some of it is old and ugly." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I could have my interview and come back for the orientation and tour another day rather than having to cart all my good clothes there and change in the bathroom and spend all day sitting in the room with other stressed out applicants. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview experience was awesome. I just felt like I was having a conversation with two friends. It was so low stress I couldn't believe it, but I guess I had a sort of low stress attitude going into it as well. They asked funny questions like "What is your favourite comedy and why?" I was surprised that for an open file interview, the interviewers didn't seem to know much about me. Maybe they chose to be that way to stay unbiased. My interview was over really fast, 35 minutes instead of 60, and in the end I got in so I guess in my case it was a good sign. Overall I had a really positive experience in Calgary." Report Response

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