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Tell me about a time you handled interpersonal conflict.
You are a physician and you have been treating a patient in the hospital for several days. How would you handle this situation?
Why do you wish to attend our medical school?
You are a family physician and another physician at the clinic is dating one of their patients. What would you do?
Your friend tells you that he wants to take an "Introduction to Spanish" course to boost his GPA even though he is a native Spanish speaker. Native speakers are not allowed to take the course. What do you tell your friend?
What is the Jordan principle? What are some long-term benefits of this principle to a child’s life?
What is your favourite quote and why?
A proposed bill would require all individuals to vote in federal elections or face a $100 fine. What do you think about this bill?
Lord Byron stated “always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.” What does this quote mean to you in terms of how you will pursue your career in medicine?
Social media platforms have been restricting content that is deemed discriminatory and offensive. What do you think about these practices?
Pick a health topic that is relevant to today’s society and discuss your thoughts on it.
What are your thoughts and feelings on reflecting your life during the COVID pandemic?
During your shift, you notice your preceptor is intoxicated. What do you do?
You are a doctor working ER intake during a particularly busy shift. What do you do?
Tell me about the best day of your life.
Why is confidentiality important for physicians? In what cases should physicians breach confidentiality? Have you ever had to break confidentiality in your life? Why or why not?
If you were on the admissions committee, what would be the most important thing you look for in a candidate?
What is your opinion on medicine and research?
What are some difficulties faced by physicians during the pandemic?
What do you think are the long-term benefits of the Jordan principle, for the indigenous community on a population level?
What is the most important issue facing health care today?
A 16-year-old child wants to have a procedure done but their parents disagree with this. What would you do as the teenager’s physician? Do you have to listen to the patient or the parents?
How would you go about convincing a parent who does not want to vaccinate their newborn?
Aside from the Medical Expert role, select another CanMED role and discuss why you think it is the most important one for a physician.
What is your greatest weakness?
You are an attending physician who works at a busy hospital. Patient X frequently ignores the medical advice given by you and seems to dislike being in the hospital. How would you go about handling such patient encounters?
Some medical schools have a preference for selecting medical candidates from certain geographical locations. What are your thoughts about such selection policies?
Can you tell me why a physician must also be a good collaborator, and provide examples?
You are a family physician. You notice bruises on your patient, a 10 year boy. What would you do?
You started your clerkship rotations coincidently with your best friend. In your conversations, he often mentions patients by name and gives details on their conditions as well as their behaviour. What are some ethical issues that may arise in such a situation?
Your little cousin needs to complete 40 hours of volunteering for his school. He thinks volunteering is useless and serves no purpose since you don't get paid for it. What would you say to convince him of the benefits of volunteering?
Have you considered other careers besides being a physician?
What role should privacy play in telemedicine and electronic health records?
What are some ways to reduce healthcare inequalities in Canada?
What are issues that people living with addiction face during a pandemic? What are some solutions to these problems?
Bill-C7, which amended the Criminal Code to permit MAID for individuals whose natural death is not reasonably foreseeable, was recently passed in Canada. What impact do you think this will have?
The government wants to track citizens across the country in order to maintain public safety in the face of a pandemic. How would you advise the government to do this?
During your final exams week, your grandmother calls and tells you she feels lonely. What would you do?
Why do you want to be a doctor?
Do you think physicians should lie or withhold the truth from their patients, even if its for the patient’s own good? What are some benefits to telling the truth?
What are the difficult parts of being a physician?
You are a surgeon, and you discharge a patient. She becomes ill and dies not long after. The family asks why you discharged her. How do you respond?
Most Canadians have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Why do you think some Canadians are choosing not to get the vaccine?
Compare and contrast between public and private health care.
One of the patients hands you a basket of baked goods and wine for the holidays as a gift. What would you do?
Choose a health care debate and discuss both sides. Which side do you agree with most?
Physicians are using social media to grow their network, showcase their lifestyle, and share medical tips and tricks. What are some positives and negatives of this increased exposure of physicians on social media?
You have two patients who have been admitted after a serious accident. Both require immediate attention in order to survive. One patient is 20 years old; the other is 60 years old. Which life would you save?
What are your thoughts on universal basic income?
Tell me about the last time you were upset.
What do you think health inequality means? What does health inequity mean? Have you ever felt treated unfairly in your own life?
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