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Tell me about something you learnt last week. What about it stuck with you?
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Describe a time when you many have lost your temper.
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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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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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There have been more medical students and physicians participating in activism. What is your perspective on our role in activism?
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Were you naughty or nice?
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Describe a time when you doubted yourself.
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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 opinion on medicine and research?
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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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Describe a time when you had to say “no”.
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Describe a time when you asked for help.
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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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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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What are your thoughts and feelings on reflecting your life during the COVID pandemic?
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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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What is the biopsychosocial model of medicine and what role does it play in the field of medicine?
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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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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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What career would you choose other than medicine, and why?
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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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Pick a health topic that is relevant to today’s society and discuss your thoughts on it.
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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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What is the most important issue facing health care today?
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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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What are the difficult parts of being a physician?
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Medical students are involved with many extracurricular activities. Choose one and talk about it.
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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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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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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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You are a doctor working ER intake during a particularly busy shift. What do you do?
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Describe a time when you stood up for someone.
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Describe a time when you had to be a leader.
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Describe a time when you found that you had “too much on your plate”.
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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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Who is your mentor?
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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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The Cannabis Act 2018 came into action across Canada. What are your thoughts on how this Act has affected Canadians?
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Describe a time when you felt ashamed.
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Why do you want to be a doctor?
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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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What Christmas character do you identify with most?
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Describe a difficult decision that you had to make.
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Tell me about a time you handled interpersonal conflict.
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What health issue within our province are you most passionate about? Why?
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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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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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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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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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Have you ever doubted whether medicine is right for you?
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Describe a time when you disappointed your parents/grandparents.
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What is your favourite quote 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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Discuss your perspective on how social media is being used in the context of medicine.
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Describe a time when you were wrong about something very important.
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What is it about the holidays that makes it special for you?
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Choose a health care debate and discuss both sides. Which side do you agree with most?
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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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Describe a time when you had to be a follower.
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What role should privacy play in telemedicine and electronic health records?
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Describe a time when you did something wrong.
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Compare and contrast between public and private health care.
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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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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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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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What about our school appeals to you in terms of your medical education?
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What are your thoughts on universal basic income?
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During your shift, you notice your preceptor is intoxicated. What do you do?
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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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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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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 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 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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A 14 year old boy is diagnosed with a terminal illness. What should the physician do in this scenario?
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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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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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Describe a time when you felt excited. What happened?
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Describe a time when you stood up to an authority figure.
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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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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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Resident physicians are employees but also still completing their training. What are challenges that resident physicians face?
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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 are some ways to reduce healthcare inequalities in Canada?
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Describe a time when you were scared.
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Describe a time when you felt you were treated unfairly. What did you do about it?
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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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What kind of treat will you leave for Santa and why?
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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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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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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 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 is the Jordan principle? What are some long-term benefits of this principle to a child’s 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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Describe a time when you improved on a weakness.
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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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Describe a time when you learned something new.
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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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How would you go about convincing a parent who does not want to vaccinate their newborn?
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A couple has decided to have a child through artificial insemination. They asked the physician for sex selection of the child. What should a physician advise in this situation?
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A physician became sexually involved with a current patient who initiated or consented to the contact. Is it ethical for a physician to become sexually involved?
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In June 2011, the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup and riots broke out in Downtown Vancouver. Discuss the impact on the community and the range of health care professionals at St. Paul‟s Hospital.
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You are sitting at a desk in front of the interviewer with a screen between you. You have a set of blocks in front of you and you have to set them up in a certain way. The interviewer knows the solution and you can't see them and can only ask them yes or no questions. Correctly assemble the blocks.
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A friend has accessed your laptop and discovered your draft for an essay that is due by you both who are taking the same course. How do you handle this
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You are given a list of items that you would want to take in your suitcase for a two-week holiday. You are told that you can only pack half of the items available.
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Tasers are under greater public scrutiny. What are the medical, public health, public policy, legal and practical issues involved? What is your position as regards the use of tasers by public officials and in the private sector?
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The story of Canadian Olympian and Paralympian Brian McKeever has touched many during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. He was the first ever to qualify for both the Olympic Games and Paralympic games, but at the last minute, the Olympic skiing couch decided that Brian has a smaller chance in winning than his teammates, so he did not get to race. If you were Brian's friend, what would you do when he found out he couldn't race in the Olympic Games? You knew that his Paralympic games would take place 2 weeks after the Olympics.
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Deterrent Fees (Knowledge of the Health Care System) Recently, the Prime Minister of Canada raised the issue of deterrent fees (a small charge, say $10, which everyone who initiates a visit to a health professional would have to pay at the first contact) as a way to control health care costs. The assumption is that this will deter people from visiting their doctor for unnecessary reasons. Consider the broad implication of this policy for health and health care costs. For example, do you think this approach will save health care costs? At what expense? Discuss this issue with the interviewer.
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You are a 3rd year medical student doing hospital rotations. A fellow medical student who is doing rounds with you often show up to these sessions tired, messy, hung over, or even drunk. One day you found him in the lunch room unaccompanied, so you decided to talk to him. Please enter the lunch room.
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You are treasurer of a university Club controlling club money and you are one of 3 members of the Executive. There is going to be a Meeting in another city with similar clubs from other universities. The club has enough money to cover the costs of only 3 members. There are 8 club members and everybody wants to go and for the club to pay their expenses. What do you do?
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Imagine you are the principal of a full fee paying school. There has been an allegation by members of the public of an incident in a park in which at least two senior students were seen verbally abusing a young person with intellectual impairment for the amusement of the group and other students. Two final year students are attending a hearing with you (their principal) to explain their actions in the incident. What are the issues that you (the principal) are likely to consider?
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Recently, certain hospitals in the Vancouver Area have been charging patients $29/day for their hospital fee on top of the fees charged to MSP. What are the implications of this policy? Discuss both positive and negative impacts with the interviewer.
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When you enter the room there will be a blank sheet of paper in front of you. On the other side of the room there is another candidate who will provide you with instructions regarding how to turn this page into an origami (paper folding) project. Do not look at the other candidate until told that you can do so. You have 5 minutes to complete the project after which you will be given 3 minutes to discuss with your colleague any difficulties that arise during your communication.
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Your 5 year old nephew asks you, "Why is the sky blue?” How would you answer him using a series of simple scientific experiments?
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There are two people in the next room that are in a conflict. Mediate the discussion and find a way to resolve the situation.
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You have a meeting set up with Frankie. He is the son of a family friend who moved to Thunder Bay about 20 years ago and so you have never met him. He has come down from Thunder Bay to look over "southern universities". He urgently needs some information on schools as he will have to make some serious decisions soon. He is happy to get this meeting as he realizes how tight your schedule is. In fact your next meeting is in 8 minutes. Frankie is in the room.
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You are presented with a list of 15 individuals, including details of their age, sex and occupation. You are being told that a nuclear attack is imminent and you are only allowed to save 5 of them from destruction. Which ones and why?
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A high school student has to choose between two colleges. The student had several friends who were similar to himself in values and abilities at each school. All of his friends at school A liked it on both educational and social grounds; all of them at school B had deep reservations on both grounds. The student visited both schools for a day and his impressions were the reverse; he enjoyed school B, but had reservations about school A. Dr. James Wanstedt provided a testimonial that school B provides a superior education. Furthermore, the registrar at school B has just released a report claiming that the employment rate for graduates of school B is 93%, 10 percent higher than it was 10 years ago. Finally, an unbiased consumer advocate reports that 98% of the alumni association have indicated that they were happy or very happy with the education they received at school B. Which school should the student choose? Discuss the student's decision with the examiner.
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The man who lives next door to you often rides his bicycle in the company of his two young children but without a helmet. In fact, on several occasions you have seen him riding with his helmet hanging by its straps from the handlebars. His young children sometimes wear a helmet, sometimes not. If the man fell off his bicycle and hurt his head in a way that would have been prevented if he had worn a helmet, would it be reasonable to ask him to contribute towards the treatment cost for his injury?
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The daughter of the interviewer is 16 years old. She is adamant that she have a tattoo next week. The interviewer is against letting her daughter have a tattoo and this is causing much friction in the household. What advice would you give the interviewer?
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A patient has just been diagnosed with cancer. The patient takes the news very badly and is concerned with pain and the immediate treatment. You know that is it extremely likely that the patient will die within 9 months regardless of course of treatment. What do you tell the patient, what are your ethical obligations, your legal obligations?
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You are a young, single doctor working in a small town of 1500. You meet an attractive male/female at the bar that you are interested in. What problems do you foresee?
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Discuss the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana on the Canadian Health Care system. How does this impact a physician‟s present ability to write out prescription for „medical marijuana'? Would legalization cost the health care system more or less after it was passed?
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Communication
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How would you advise patients who are interested in visiting an acupuncturist or a chiropractor?
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Should there be legislation stating that a physician must report a gunshot wound of their patients to police? Discuss.
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Two patients need a liver transplant, but there is only one liver available at the time. Tell the interviewer how you would decide between a 64 year old politician who happens to be an alcoholic or, a 26 year old mother of three who is on welfare.
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A 40-year old schizophrenic patient needs hernia repair. Surgeon discussed the procedure with the patient who understood the procedure. Can the patient give consent?
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In your opinion, what is a primary flaw in the health care system? How would you address it?
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Your best friend tells you he is a compulsive gambler. He has lost all his money and he asks you for a loan in order to buy food, to pay back his loan sharks and then use the rest to try to win it all back. Discuss the broad implications of gambling on society.
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Imagine your friend‟s father is 70 years old and has lived in Edmonton his whole life. He is taken to the emergency department at the University of Alberta Hospital. He has had good health until now and this is the first time he has been to hospital of any kind since he was 20 years old. What changes in the healthcare system and environment in the hospital do you think he would notice?
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You learn from your best friend that she was involved in a hit and run accident one night when she had too much to drink and had hit a person crossing the street. She feels badly about this incident. What do you do if anything?
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Do you think general practitioners have an obligation to report their patients' health status to a public health agency, if their patients have active infectious diseases?
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You are a first year medical student who is doing above average in some subjects, and below average on others. What would you do in this situation? What resources would you access?
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When is it appropriate to participate in assisted suicide of a patient? Why or why not?
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One of the key competencies for medical practice outlined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is the need to develop and maintain self-assessment skills. Describe the strategies you employ when assessing your ability.
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You are working in a clinic for street youth. A 16 year old girl comes in seeking sleeping pills that you do not think is appropriate for her. She says she will see another doctor if you do not prescribe them. What would you do?
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A Vancouver bio-tech company was hired by the US Military to develop a cure for Ebola. They successfully developed a vaccine to treat the symptoms of the virus and lowered the mortality rate for infected patients. Discuss the implications of this on a global scale.
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Recently, a drug company has been aggressively marketing their HPV vaccine for young girls to protect young women from cervical cancer. The vaccine has gained support because it will be protecting girls from this potentially deadly and costly disease. However, some people think there haven‟t been enough clinical trials. Pick a stance on this issue and prepare to support your argument.