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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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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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What role do genetics and genetic testing have in the Canadian healthcare system?
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Public celebrity cases like the recent Depp vs. Heard case have shown how powerful and biased the ‘Court of Public Opinion’ can be. What kind of effects do you think public opinion can have on the legal process, if any? Do you think that certain court cases should be kept private and out of public view? Why or why not?
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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 characteristics do you think are important for a physician to possess as members within a team and why?
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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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It is not uncommon for medications to have various adverse side effects. As a physician, how would you help your patients navigate those side effects? How would you determine whether a treatment option is worth any adverse effects or risks?
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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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Medical students are involved with many extracurricular activities. Choose one and talk about it.
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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 role should privacy play in telemedicine and electronic health records?
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If you were the manager of a seniors home how would you address an employee coming to work with symptoms? What would you do if this was during an active outbreak?
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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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What is the biopsychosocial model of medicine and what role does it play in the field of medicine?
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Describe a time when you had to say “no”.
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What career would you choose other than medicine, and why?
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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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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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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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Is physician assisted suicide a potential asset or is it a liability to an effective healthcare system?
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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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During your final exams week, your grandmother calls and tells you she feels lonely. What would you do?
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You are a medical student. Another medical student, Sam, invites you to a study group with three other students. At the study group, you find that the students are using real cases from their clinical rotations. When you ask Sam about this, they explain that the group removes always patient identifiers and that they feel that current cases are a great way to learn medicine.What considerations should be made in this situation? Would you say anything further to Sam? Are there any other actions you would take?
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During your shift, you notice your preceptor is intoxicated. What do you do?
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Do you think that physicians who, for personal reasons, feel uncomfortable with certain procedures (e.g. medically-assisted death, abortion) should be required to perform or refer for them? Why or why not? What ethical issues do you see in this situation?
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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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Systemic issues exist in the provincial health care system. Discuss one of them and how you would address it.
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Can you tell me why a physician must also be a good collaborator, and provide examples?
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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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What is the Jordan principle? What are some long-term benefits of this principle to a child’s life?
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Why do you wish to attend our medical school?
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You are a judge for a student competition on public health. Student competitors had to present on a current health topic, describing the health issue, current solutions, and possible other health solutions. You and the rest of the judging panel have narrowed down the submission pool to two presentations; one on lung cancer and the other on geographical inequalities in population access to primary care. You and the other judges believe that both projects are extremely well done, but they vary significantly in their subject matter. The competition rules are clear that there can only be one winner. How would you go about choosing a winner?
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Describe a time when you felt excited. What happened?
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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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There have been more medical students and physicians participating in activism. What is your perspective on our role in activism?
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What is your favourite quote and why?
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Why is support for physician work life balance important for the care of patients?
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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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How would you deal with the death of a patient?
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Why do you want to be a doctor?
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When do laws deviate from ethics?
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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 improved on a weakness.
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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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You are a member of a student leadership group. You feel that one of the other members of the group only joined to use the experience as a "resume booster". They contribute only the bare minimum to the group and participate just enough to make regular attendance. What would you do in this situation?
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What is one currently feasible change you could make to improve the condition of indigenous and rural healthcare?
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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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Describe a time when you had to deliver bad news.
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Describe a time when you doubted yourself.
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Describe a time when you many have lost your temper.
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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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You are a student in an advocacy group. You feel like another student in that group routinely dismisses the ideas of others and is often stuck in their own perspective of what is best. Do you say anything? If so, what do you say? What would you do if they left the advocacy group as a result of your discussion?
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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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If you were on the admissions committee, what would be the most important thing you look for in a candidate?
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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 would you hope to achieve as a physician?
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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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Describe a time when you learned something new.
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Have you considered other careers besides being a physician?
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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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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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How would you go about suggesting to a family member that they get vaccinated if they are anti-vaccine?
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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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Discuss your perspective on shifting the COVID-19 crisis from a pandemic to an endemic. What are the positives and negatives? Who stands to benefit and face harm as a result of such a decision? What do you think is the best course of action going forward?
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Compare and contrast between public and private health care.
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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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Dr. A is an exceptional surgeon, with by far the best surgical outcomes in the country. However, Dr. A is also highly prone to inter-professional conflict and is frequently disrespectful to patients, hospital staff and students. Do you think exceptional results justify problematic behaviour? If Dr. A threatened to quit in response to any required professional-development or sensitivity training, do you think that this would do more harm than good to patients? Why or why not?
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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 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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Describe a time when you helped someone in need.
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Discuss your perspective on how social media is being used in the context of medicine.
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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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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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You are a resident under the service of Dr. A. A medical student currently on rotation with Dr. A confides in you that they simply “can’t get through to Dr. A” and that they feel like Dr. A doesn’t really care that they are there. The medical student says they feel like your relationship with Dr. A is much more cordial and asks your advice on how they can better interact with Dr. A. What do you say to them? Do you say anything to Dr. A?
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How has technology improved healthcare?
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You are a doctor working ER intake during a particularly busy shift. What do you do?
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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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Tell me about the last time you were upset.
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Describe a time when you found that you had “too much on your plate”.
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Experimental medicine can introduce hugely effective new methods of treatment for pathologies that previously could not be treated. Do you think experimental medicine research should be done with children? Why or why not?
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Describe a time when you were scared.
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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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Describe a time when you asked for help.
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Tell me about a time you handled interpersonal conflict.
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Describe a time when you had to be a follower.
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What would you consider before moving your practice to a rural setting?
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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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Describe a time when you had to be a leader.
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What is your greatest weakness?
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What are your thoughts on universal basic income?
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Describe a time when you felt ashamed.
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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 about our school appeals to you in terms of your medical education?
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Medical school applicants come from a variety of different backgrounds, with volunteer and leadership experience ranging from small local initiatives to worldwide advocacy trips. Do you think medical schools can fairly compare volunteer and leadership experiences that are dissimilar? If you were in charge of medical school admissions, how would you evaluate applicants’ co-curricular experiences?
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What problems lie at the intersection of indigenous people's relationship with government operated healthcare in Canada and rural communities?
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You are on clinical rotation with Dr. A and admire how highly professional and compassionate they are with patients. However, you notice that after patient interactions, Dr. A makes jokes about their patients with other physicians and residents. Dr. A notices your shock at this and mentions that "everyone does this” and “as long as you are good with the patients in person, it’s just private fun". Do you see any issues with this behaviour? Would you say anything to Dr. X? What would you do if Dr. A refused to change their behaviour?
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What are some ways to reduce healthcare inequalities in Canada?
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How would you go about convincing a parent who does not want to vaccinate their newborn?
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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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