Interview Preparation

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Bioethics
Principles of Bioethics (University of Washington)
6

Best free resource online recommended by all our staff. We believe it is superior to Doing Right by Hebert.

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1 hour
30 minutes
Test your understanding
Current events
CBC News
6

Use local, provincial, national categories to conjure examples and discuss current events.

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30 minutes
Not yet available
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Health care issues
Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health by Dr. Danielle Martin
15

Dr. Danielle Martin tells the story of her grandfather, Jacques Elie Shilton, a hard-working Egyptian immigrant who, months after arriving in Montreal with 10 family members, suffered a devastating heart attack.

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12 hours
3 hours
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Bioethics
Doing Right by Philip C. Hébert
16

Canadian book with clinical cases of bioethics. This has been recommended for decades but we find it is lower yield and not the best because it's not as readable nor enjoyable as other alternatives.

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3 hours
Not yet available
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Current events
News You Missed in 2020 (Part 1)
8

News From Every Country in the World

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50 minutes
Not yet available
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Health care issues
Atul Gawande (Author of many medical books)
11

Any of the Atul Gawande books will help provide perspectives of physicians. His current books include: Being Mortal (2014), The Checklist Manifesto (2009), Better (2007), and Complications (2002).

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12 hours
3 hours
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Health care issues
Indigenous Health - Jordan's Principle
6

Jordan's Principle makes sure all First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need, when they need them. Familiarize and apply this important concept.

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1 hour
20 minutes
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Current events
NPR News
11

Podcast for NPR news covering topics from the USA and worldwide.

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15 minutes
Not yet available
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Self-reflection
CanMEDS Framework
28

Familiarize and get comfortable with what the qualities of Canadian physicians and how you can become one. Medical Expert (integrating role), Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Health Advocate, Scholar, Professional

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2 hours
45 minutes
Test your understanding
Health care issues
CBC News - Health
8

Health Section of CBC News that is municipal, provincial, and national in scope.

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30 minutes
Not yet available
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Current events
Reddit - /r/worldnews
38

Subreddit for world news with comments for discussion.

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15 minutes
Not yet available
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Health care issues
Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)
4

Stay up to date with national medical news from the Canadian Medical Association.

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1 hour
Not yet available
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Health care issues
Healthy Debate
7

Healthy Debate publishes journalism about health care in Canada by the people whose lives it touches the most, from physicians, patients and caregivers to health journalists, academics, and advocates.

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30 minutes
Not yet available
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Self-reflection
CanMEDS Worksheet
24

Custom videoath worksheet to personalize your responses with examples. Completion of the CanMEDS worksheet is an important part of introspection and the interview preparation.

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15 minutes
15 minutes
Test your understanding
Health care issues
White Coat Black Art - Podcast (CBC)
9

Dr. Brian Goldman takes you on both sides of the gurney. Excellent medical podcast that is riveting and will make you think about different sides of medicine.

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30 minutes
Not yet available
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Webpage
Social Determinants of Health (Health Canada)
4

Federal information on social determinants of health.

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1 hour
30 minutes
Test your understanding
Bioethics
Canadian Medical Association Journal - Ethics
6

Medical ethics topics in the Canadian Medical Association Journal for hot and topical issues in medicine.

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2 hours
Not yet available
Test your understanding
Current events
News You Missed in 2020 (Part 2)
5

News From Every Country in the World

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50 minutes
Not yet available
Test your understanding
Health care issues
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
18

When Breath Becomes Air is a non-fiction autobiographical book written by American Neurosurgeon Dr. Paul Kalanithi. It is a memoir about his life and illness, battling stage IV metastatic lung cancer.

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12 hours
3 hours
Test your understanding
Self-reflection
McMaster MMI Manual 2017/2018
8

This manual is prepared for all Interviewers/Assessors taking part in the MMI for the McMaster Undergraduate Medical Program.

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2 hours
45 minutes
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White Coat Black Art - Podcast (CBC)
Health care issues

Dr. Brian Goldman takes you on both sides of the gurney. Excellent medical podcast that is riveting and will make you think about different sides of medicine.

Open link
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Health care issues

When Breath Becomes Air is a non-fiction autobiographical book written by American Neurosurgeon Dr. Paul Kalanithi. It is a memoir about his life and illness, battling stage IV metastatic lung cancer.

Open link
Social Determinants of Health (Health Canada)
Webpage

Federal information on social determinants of health.

Open link
Reddit - /r/worldnews
Current events

Subreddit for world news with comments for discussion.

Open link
Principles of Bioethics (University of Washington)
Bioethics

Best free resource online recommended by all our staff. We believe it is superior to Doing Right by Hebert.

Open link
NPR News
Current events

Podcast for NPR news covering topics from the USA and worldwide.

Open link
News You Missed in 2020 (Part 2)
Current events

News From Every Country in the World

Open link
News You Missed in 2020 (Part 1)
Current events

News From Every Country in the World

Open link
McMaster MMI Manual 2017/2018
Self-reflection

This manual is prepared for all Interviewers/Assessors taking part in the MMI for the McMaster Undergraduate Medical Program.

Open link
Indigenous Health - Jordan's Principle
Health care issues

Jordan's Principle makes sure all First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need, when they need them. Familiarize and apply this important concept.

Open link
Healthy Debate
Health care issues

Healthy Debate publishes journalism about health care in Canada by the people whose lives it touches the most, from physicians, patients and caregivers to health journalists, academics, and advocates.

Open link
Doing Right by Philip C. Hébert
Bioethics

Canadian book with clinical cases of bioethics. This has been recommended for decades but we find it is lower yield and not the best because it's not as readable nor enjoyable as other alternatives.

Open link
CBC News - Health
Health care issues

Health Section of CBC News that is municipal, provincial, and national in scope.

Open link
CBC News
Current events

Use local, provincial, national categories to conjure examples and discuss current events.

Open link
CanMEDS Worksheet
Self-reflection

Custom videoath worksheet to personalize your responses with examples. Completion of the CanMEDS worksheet is an important part of introspection and the interview preparation.

Open link
CanMEDS Framework
Self-reflection

Familiarize and get comfortable with what the qualities of Canadian physicians and how you can become one. Medical Expert (integrating role), Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Health Advocate, Scholar, Professional

Open link
Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)
Health care issues

Stay up to date with national medical news from the Canadian Medical Association.

Open link
Canadian Medical Association Journal - Ethics
Bioethics

Medical ethics topics in the Canadian Medical Association Journal for hot and topical issues in medicine.

Open link
Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health by Dr. Danielle Martin
Health care issues

Dr. Danielle Martin tells the story of her grandfather, Jacques Elie Shilton, a hard-working Egyptian immigrant who, months after arriving in Montreal with 10 family members, suffered a devastating heart attack.

Open link
Atul Gawande (Author of many medical books)
Health care issues

Any of the Atul Gawande books will help provide perspectives of physicians. His current books include: Being Mortal (2014), The Checklist Manifesto (2009), Better (2007), and Complications (2002).

Open link
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