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  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vancouver
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

1 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Define integrity. Give an example where you showed or failed to show integrity. What did you learn from it?" Report Response

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

"Explain [insert activity] in laymen's terms." Report Response

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

"What is a major social issue in Canada currently? Have you done anything to deal with it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None. It was just boring standardized questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They asked me to explain my research in laymen's terms...and then kept on pressing me about the details of site-directed mutagenesis which was a trivial part of my research." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my 7th and last interview, so I slacked a bit." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities and students... but then being a UBC ugrad they weren't any surprises." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pretty much everything else. My interview panel was very stiff, didn't bother to make much eye contact with me or make me comfortable in any way, and even cut me off in one of my answers (which didn't even go beyond a minute and happen to be to the question ''Why medicine'')." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's a big crapshot. Some of my friends had very accomodating interviewers; others, like me, were not very fortunate. UBC seems to be looking for different qualities from most other schools." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/26/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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