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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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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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Explain our Canadian health care system at a level appropriate for a high school student to understand.
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Recently truckers have gathered to form a convoy in protest of certain decisions made by the federal government. What are your thoughts on this demonstration?
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The Olympics is a global competition of sport and athleticism. Historically, there have been controversies in numerous Olympic Games. Select one of these controversies and discuss.
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Resident physicians are employees but also still completing their training. What are challenges that resident physicians face?
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Why do you like our school over other schools?
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What career would you choose other than medicine, and why?
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Describe a time when you did something you were not proud of.
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Describe a time when you had to be a leader.
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Describe a time when you felt you were treated unfairly. What did you do about it?
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Describe a time when you learned something new.
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Have you ever doubted whether medicine is right for you?
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Describe a time when you asked for help.
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Describe a time when you stood up to an authority figure.
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Describe a time when you found that you had “too much on your plate”.
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Describe a time when you had to deliver bad news.
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Describe a time when you felt excited. What happened?
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You say you enjoy helping others. There are many other careers other than medicine where you can do that. Why medicine?
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It sounds really bad. You are on an airplane and after you have taken off for a 4-hour flight, a baby sitting right behind your seat starts to cry. As time goes on, even while you have earphones, the screams don’t stop. The parent accompanying the child keeps trying to quiet the baby down but to no avail. For every passing minute, the screams get louder and louder. What do you do?
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What are your thoughts and feelings on reflecting your life during the COVID pandemic?
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Were you naughty or nice?
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Discuss your perspective on how social media is being used in the context of medicine.
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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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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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How would you deal with the death of a patient?
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From your file, I can see that you have a lot of experience doing 'x experience'. Please describe your strategy with 'x'. What is the most important lesson you learned?
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Describe a time when you did something wrong.
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Describe a difficult decision that you had to make.
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Describe a time when you had to be a follower.
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Describe a time when you felt ashamed.
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Describe a time when you helped someone in need.
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Describe a time when you stood up for someone.
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Describe a time when you doubted yourself.
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Describe a time when you improved on a weakness.
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Describe a time when you many have lost your temper.
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Describe a time when you had to say “no”.
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Describe a time when you were wrong about something very important.
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Describe a time when you disappointed your parents/grandparents.
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Have you ever almost quit something but then changed your mind? Why? What did you learn?
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You are playing the card game hearts, and your partner is demonstrably less skilled and experienced than you. After a few hands, you both are down by over 100 points as a team, mostly because your partner keeps apologizing for making stupid mistakes during the game. What do you say to your partner?
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A lot of people you work with have noticed that many random things which they own are going missing. It appears that some personal items that are not extremely valuable have gone missing over the course of the last two months. Regardless, many of your co-workers are concerned. What suggestions would you bring to an upcoming meeting with your co-workers about finding a way to address this issue?
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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 doctor working ER intake during a particularly busy shift. What do you do?
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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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The Cannabis Act 2018 came into action across Canada. What are your thoughts on how this Act has affected Canadians?
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What is it about the holidays that makes it special for you?
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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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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 is the biopsychosocial model of medicine and what role does it play in the field of medicine?
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What about our school appeals to you in terms of your medical education?
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Describe a time when you were scared.
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Who is your mentor?
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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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Tell me about a time you handled interpersonal conflict.
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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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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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During your final exams week, your grandmother calls and tells you she feels lonely. What would you do?
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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 role should privacy play in telemedicine and electronic health records?
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What Christmas character do you identify with most?
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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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Compare and contrast between public and private health care.
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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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What kind of treat will you leave for Santa and why?
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A physician picked up a car accident victim from the street and brought him to the ER in his car. He did not want to wait for an ambulance because the patient’s condition was critical. Physical examination in the ER reveals quadriplegia. Is the physician liable for this consequence?
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What are your thoughts on universal basic income?
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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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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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Social media platforms have been restricting content that is deemed discriminatory and offensive. What do you think about these practices?
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Why do you wish to attend our medical school?
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Tell me about the best day of your life.
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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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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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If you could invite anyone to your Christmas dinner, who would it be and why?
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Tell me about something you learnt last week. What about it stuck with you?
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What will you be doing this holiday to relax and recharge for the upcoming semester?
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What is your greatest weakness?
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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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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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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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Tell me about the last time you were upset.
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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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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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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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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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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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Can you tell me why a physician must also be a good collaborator, and provide examples?
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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 do you think are the long-term benefits of the Jordan principle, for the indigenous community on a population level?
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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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During COVID-19, the Maritimes created an "Atlantic Bubble". What do you think about this decision by public health?
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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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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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Choose a health care debate and discuss both sides. Which side do you agree with most?
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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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What is your opinion on medicine and research?
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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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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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