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What is your opinion on medicine and research?
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Physicians are expected to be leaders. In today’s health care system, do you think leadership is important – if so, why?
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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?
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Why do you want to be a doctor?
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What Christmas character do you identify with most?
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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?
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What health issue within our province are you most passionate about? Why?
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What are you really looking forward to this week? I want to hear whether it'll be by yourself, with friends or family, where it'll be, and something specific why you think it'll be extra special
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I'm a rainy day person. I love walking in the rain because it's calming to me and helps me think through hard problems. Does the weather affect your mood normally? Would your best friend would agree?
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Systemic issues exist in the provincial health care system. Discuss one of them and how you would address it.
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What is it about the holidays that makes it special for you?
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I normally have a well-thought out schedule for the week and I slot in time to hang out with friends online over a drink. What are you looking forward to next week? It might be something small or big.
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Compare and contrast between public and private health care.
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Medical students are involved with many extracurricular activities. Choose one and talk about it.
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What are issues that people living with addiction face during a pandemic? What are some solutions to these problems?
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Why do you wish to attend our medical school?
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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?
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Aside from the Medical Expert role, select another CanMED role and discuss why you think it is the most important one for a physician.
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Medical schools across Canada continue to switch between in-person and online delivery of medical education. Discuss the impact of online medical education.
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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Explain our Canadian health care system at a level appropriate for a high school student to understand.
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Our health care system is supposed to be comprehensive, but it does not cover many services offered by optometry, dentistry, nutrition, and other components of health. What is your opinion on this and what is your solution to improve it?
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During COVID-19, the Maritimes created an "Atlantic Bubble". What do you think about this decision by public health?
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The Cannabis Act 2018 came into action across Canada. What are your thoughts on how this Act has affected Canadians?
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You are a family physician and another physician at the clinic is dating one of their patients. What would you do?
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During your final exams week, your grandmother calls and tells you she feels lonely. What would you do?
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What is your greatest weakness?
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I'm fascinated with influential people and how they affect us. Can you share with me someone you deeply respect? What is it about them that makes them special?
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Some medical schools have a preference for selecting medical candidates from certain geographical locations. What are your thoughts about such selection policies?
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What are your thoughts and feelings on reflecting your life during the COVID pandemic?
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Orphan diseases are diseases whose rarity means there is a lack of a market large enough to gain support and resources for discovering treatments for them. What is your approach to treating orphan diseases?
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What do you think are the long-term benefits of the Jordan principle, for the indigenous community on a population level?
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What are some ways to reduce healthcare inequalities in Canada?
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There have been more medical students and physicians participating in activism. What is your perspective on our role in activism?
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If you were on the admissions committee, what would be the most important thing you look for in a candidate?
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What is the most important issue facing health care today?
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Pick a health topic that is relevant to today’s society and discuss your thoughts on it.
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What are the difficult parts of being a physician?
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Discuss your perspective on how social media is being used in the context of medicine.
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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?
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What kind of treat will you leave for Santa and why?
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What are some difficulties faced by physicians during the pandemic?
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You are a family physician. You notice bruises on your patient, a 10 year boy. What would you do?
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What will you be doing this holiday to relax and recharge for the upcoming semester?
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A couple has decided to have a child through artificial insemination. They asked the doctor for sex selection of the child. What should the physician do?
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Social media platforms have been restricting content that is deemed discriminatory and offensive. What do you think about these practices?
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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?
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You are a physician and you have been treating a patient in the hospital for several days. How would you handle this situation?
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Choose a health care debate and discuss both sides. Which side do you agree with most?
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People infected with COVID-19 variants are experiencing a spectrum of symptoms with some suggesting that it can be compared to the flu or common cold. Some believe that the risk of vaccination side effects (e.g. inflammation of the heart) may outweigh the risk of contracting COVID. Discuss your stance on vaccination decision making when factoring side effects and contracting the disease.
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How would you go about convincing a parent who does not want to vaccinate their newborn?
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Tell me about a time you handled interpersonal conflict.
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Can you tell me about an amazing adventure you had? Take a moment to really visualise it. Pause to feel the emotions you experienced during key moments and do your best to relive your story. I'd love to hear it!
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A drug formulary is a list of generic and brand name prescription drugs covered by your provincial health insurance. With a finite provincial budget, how would you determine which drugs should not be included in the drug formulary (not covered by health insurance)?
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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?
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If you could invite anyone to your Christmas dinner, who would it be and why?
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How do you think your week so far compares with last week? Did you feel you had a good handle on your day-to-day?
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I adore children's books and the type of illustration that normally goes with it. What's your favorite childhood story? Do you think it has influenced you in some way?
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Is winning more important than ethics? Can you tell me a time when you thought you might have crossed the line?
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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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Tell me about something you learnt last week. What about it stuck with you?
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You are a doctor working ER intake during a particularly busy shift. What do you do?
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What is the Jordan principle? What are some long-term benefits of this principle to a child’s life?
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One of the patients hands you a basket of baked goods and wine for the holidays as a gift. What would you do?
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Tell me about the best day of your life.
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Tell me about the last time you were upset.
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In healthcare, mandatory vaccinations has been met with mostly support. With COVID-19, mandatory vaccinations and booster shots have been further explored ethically and pragmatically. Discuss your perspective on mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19 compared to others (e.g. flu).
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Can you tell me why a physician must also be a good collaborator, and provide examples?
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What is your favourite quote and why?
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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?
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Most Canadians have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Why do you think some Canadians are choosing not to get the vaccine?
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What role should privacy play in telemedicine and electronic health records?
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A 14 year old boy is diagnosed with a terminal illness. What should the physician do in this scenario?
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What are your thoughts on universal basic income?
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A proposed bill would require all individuals to vote in federal elections or face a $100 fine. What do you think about this bill?
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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?
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During your shift, you notice your preceptor is intoxicated. What do you do?
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Were you naughty or nice?
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There's a saying that "everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about". What is the hardest thing you're currently going through? Does it affect the people around you too?
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Have you considered other careers besides being a physician?
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What is your greatest strength and greatest weakness? Which one is more important to you?
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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?
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