Interview Preparation

The best resources in one place.

Self-reflection
CanMEDS Framework

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
45 minutes
2 hours
Self-reflection
CanMEDS Worksheet

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
15 minutes
15 minutes
Health care issues
Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

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

Open link
Not yet available
1 hour
Health care issues
Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health by Dr. Danielle Martin

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
3 hours
12 hours
Current events
News You Missed in 2020 (Part 2)

News From Every Country in the World

Open link
Not yet available
50 minutes
Health care issues
CBC News - Health

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

Open link
Not yet available
30 minutes
Health care issues
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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
3 hours
12 hours
Bioethics
Principles of Bioethics (University of Washington)

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

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

News From Every Country in the World

Open link
Not yet available
50 minutes
Current events
Reddit - /r/worldnews

Subreddit for world news with comments for discussion.

Open link
Not yet available
15 minutes
Health care issues
White Coat Black Art - Podcast (CBC)

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
Not yet available
30 minutes
Health care issues
Healthy Debate

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
Not yet available
30 minutes
Current events
NPR News

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

Open link
Not yet available
15 minutes
Bioethics
Doing Right by Philip C. Hébert

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
Not yet available
3 hours
Health care issues
Indigenous Health - Jordan's Principle

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
20 minutes
1 hour
Self-reflection
McMaster MMI Manual 2017/2018

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

Open link
45 minutes
2 hours
Bioethics
Canadian Medical Association Journal - Ethics

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

Open link
Not yet available
2 hours
Current events
CBC News

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

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

Federal information on social determinants of health.

Open link
30 minutes
1 hour
Health care issues
Atul Gawande (Author of many medical books)

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
3 hours
12 hours
.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
White Coat Black Art - Podcast (CBC)
Health care issues
Not yet available

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
3 hours

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
30 minutes

Federal information on social determinants of health.

Open link
Reddit - /r/worldnews
Current events
Not yet available

Subreddit for world news with comments for discussion.

Open link
Principles of Bioethics (University of Washington)
Bioethics
30 minutes

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
Not yet available

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

Open link
News You Missed in 2020 (Part 2)
Current events
Not yet available

News From Every Country in the World

Open link
News You Missed in 2020 (Part 1)
Current events
Not yet available

News From Every Country in the World

Open link
McMaster MMI Manual 2017/2018
Self-reflection
45 minutes

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

Open link
Dedicated to our health community
We are proudly Canadian 🍁
Thank you! We're on it.
Oops! Something went wrong. Send us an email instead. Contact Us!