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What are some difficulties faced by physicians during the pandemic?
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What are your thoughts and feelings on reflecting your life during the COVID pandemic?
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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 are your thoughts on universal basic income?
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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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Why do you wish to attend our medical school?
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During your shift, you notice your preceptor is intoxicated. What do 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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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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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 your favourite quote and why?
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You are a doctor working ER intake during a particularly busy shift. What do you do?
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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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How would you go about convincing a parent who does not want to vaccinate their newborn?
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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 health issue within our province are you most passionate about? Why?
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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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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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What are the difficult parts of being a physician?
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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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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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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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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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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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During your final exams week, your grandmother calls and tells you she feels lonely. What would you 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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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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What is the Jordan principle? What are some long-term benefits of this principle to a child’s life?
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Tell me about the last time you were upset.
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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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Compare and contrast between public and private health care.
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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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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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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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Choose a health care debate and discuss both sides. Which side do you agree with most?
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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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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 role should privacy play in telemedicine and electronic health records?
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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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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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Can you tell me why a physician must also be a good collaborator, and provide examples?
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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 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 physician and you have been treating a patient in the hospital for several days. How would you handle this situation?
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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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Tell me about the best day of your life.
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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 is the most important issue facing health care today?
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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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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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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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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 are some ways to reduce healthcare inequalities in Canada?
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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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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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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 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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What is your greatest strength and greatest weakness? Which one is more important to you?
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What is your greatest weakness?
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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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Why do you want to be a doctor?
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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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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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Tell me about a time you handled interpersonal conflict.
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What is your opinion on medicine and research?
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Have you considered other careers besides being a physician?
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