3 Weeks to Interview Ready

Jump into the 3-week mini course to start preparing for your medical school interview. See how far a weekly routine will take you.

Build the skills and confidence to succeed on interview day and as a clinician.
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Course Starts
Anytime
Begin at your convenience, work during the week when you have the time, and see the results.
Time commitment
2 hours/week
We recommend you practice for 2 hours per week to start feeling the confidence boost.
This class is for
Anyone
Whether you're feeling confident or need a booster, this prep course will help fill in the gaps.
this class is
Virtual and Asynchronous
Work on your own pace. Follow the guide below and you will be on your way to be interview-ready.

Easy weekly tasks to keep you on track

Improve your interview skills through practice questions, constant feedback, and in-depth resources.

Flexible

Follow the guide below and take as much time as you need. You can be interview ready in 3-weeks, but it never hurts to practice more! Practice whenever you want, in the comfort of your own home.

Comprehensive

Dive deep into medical resources, learn how to make small talk, conversation, and boost that confidence. The guide below covers every aspect of a good interview.

Community-based

Don’t do it alone! Why practice alone when there are others in the same position. Share the knowledge and level-up with your peers.

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Review Resources

Study up on these resources to help your answers stand out from the crowd

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Blog about physician challenges in the pandemic

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Practice Interview Questions

We’ve sourced questions from the medical community and made them available to try here!

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Discuss your perspective on how social media is being used in the context of medicine.
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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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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 is your favourite quote and why?
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What is your greatest weakness?
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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 are some difficulties faced by physicians during the pandemic?
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Tell me about the best day of your life.
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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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You are a family physician. You notice bruises on your patient, a 10 year boy. What would you do?
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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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others in the last week.
Systemic issues exist in the provincial health care system. Discuss one of them and how you would address it.
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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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How would you go about convincing a parent who does not want to vaccinate their newborn?
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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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Choose a health care debate and discuss both sides. Which side do you agree with most?
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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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Why do you want to be a doctor?
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What is your greatest strength and greatest weakness? Which one is more important to you?
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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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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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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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You are a doctor working ER intake during a particularly busy shift. What do you do?
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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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others in the last week.
Can you tell me why a physician must also be a good collaborator, and provide examples?
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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 is the most important issue facing health care today?
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What is your opinion on medicine and research?
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Medical students are involved with many extracurricular activities. Choose one and talk about it.
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What are your thoughts and feelings on reflecting your life during the COVID pandemic?
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others in the last week.
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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Have you considered other careers besides being a physician?
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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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others in the last week.
What are your thoughts on universal basic income?
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others in the last week.
What are some ways to reduce healthcare inequalities in Canada?
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others in the last week.
What role should privacy play in telemedicine and electronic health records?
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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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others in the last week.
Pick a health topic that is relevant to today’s society and discuss your thoughts on it.
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others in the last week.
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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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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others in the last week.
Tell me about a time you handled interpersonal conflict.
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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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Compare and contrast between public and private health care.
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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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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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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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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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During COVID-19, the Maritimes created an "Atlantic Bubble". What do you think about this decision by public health?
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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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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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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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others in the last week.
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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others in the last week.
During your shift, you notice your preceptor is intoxicated. What do you do?
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Tell me about the last time you were upset.
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What are the difficult parts of being a physician?
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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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What health issue within our province are you most passionate about? Why?
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Why do you wish to attend our medical school?
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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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Get Feedback

After you answer a few interview questions, be sure to send them out for feedback.
Watch Jessica answer this test question. What feedback would you give her?

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Practice Opening Questions

Apart from medical questions, it’s important to review some questions that are just to get to know you as a person.

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Tell me about something you learnt last week. What about it stuck with you?
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Review Your Target Universities

It’s important to understand how your target universities will approach interviews. We keep this page up to date.

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Université de Sherbrooke

Interview Format
MMI
Virtual or not?
Undecided
Historic Interview Date
Apr
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Made for Université de Sherbrooke Medicine 💙🍁

University of Ottawa

Interview Format
Panel
Virtual or not?
Undecided
Historic Interview Date
Feb
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Made for uOttawa Medicine 💙🍁

University of Toronto

Interview Format
MPI
Virtual or not?
Virtual
Historic Interview Date
Feb to Mar
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Made for UofT Medicine 💙🍁
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