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

What else do we know about

Ottawa

's interview process?

Open-file interview (interviewers have access to your OMSAS entries).

Typical panel question types:

  1. ethical scenarios
  2. acting
  3. personal life experiences
  4. specific extracurricular related questions
  5. curveball questions.
  • They often ask you follow up questions based on your response to put you on the spot and see how you react.
  • Interviews were virtual in 2021, no information has been given yet for 2022. Ottawa consists of a 3 person panel style interview which is similar to UWO.

Here are some similar questions to what they ask

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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The Cannabis Act came into action. Were there any concerns with how this was handled?
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What health issue within our province are you most passionate about? Why?
15
What is your greatest strength and greatest weakness? Which one is more important to you?
25
Systemic issues exist in the provincial health care system. Discuss one of them and how you would address it.
16
Medical students are involved with many extracurricular activities. Choose one and talk about it.
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Self-reflection
Canadian Guide to Med School (Made by volunteer medical students)
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The Canadian Guide to Med School is an incredible resource. Written by 70+ medical students studying at all 17 Canadian medical schools, it provides advice and resources for every stage of interview preparation. There are several full-length MMI circuits, loads of MMI questions with follow-ups, and other helpful documents.

Open link
3 hours
Test your understanding
Health care issues
Healthy Debate
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Healthy Debate publishes journalism about health care in Canada by the people whose lives it touches the most, from physicians, patients and caregivers to health journalists, academics, and advocates.

Open link
30 minutes
Not yet available
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Health care issues
Indigenous Health Calls to Action
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Recent developments in the search for the children of residential schools have shown that there is much work to be done in terms of truth and reconciliation. Medical schools are similarly placing a higher emphasis on justice for indigenous communities. It's crucial that all applicants understand the Calls to Action, the disparities that indigenous communities face, and how to improve the healthcare system for indigenous peoples.

Open link
1 hour
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