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University of Ottawa

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Interview Format
Panel
Virtual or not?
Undecided
Historic Interview Date
Feb

What 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.
  • February 12-28, 2022. Ottawa consists of a 3 person panel style interview which is similar to UWO.

Here are some similar questions to what they ask

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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?
3
The Cannabis Act 2018 came into action across Canada. What are your thoughts on how this Act has affected Canadians?
15
What health issue within our province are you most passionate about? Why?
25
What is your greatest strength and greatest weakness? Which one is more important to you?
16
Systemic issues exist in the provincial health care system. Discuss one of them and how you would address it.
19
Medical students are involved with many extracurricular activities. Choose one and talk about it.

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Health care issues
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Canada's Policy and Programs for Employment and Social Development

Many MMI stations will call upon the applicant to propose a health policy that would improve the country. Knowing more about government initiatives to reduce health inequities will always be beneficial, especially with regards to high-yield topics like Indigenous health, rural health, and homelessness. I would recommend checking out all of the links under the "Social development" heading. My personal favourite is the "Housing First" approach under the Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy link; it's a radical but convincing way to end homelessness in Canada while improving social capital and resources for people experiencing homelessness.

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Bioethics
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Doing Right by Philip C. Hรฉbert

Canadian book with clinical cases of bioethics. This book provides a solid introduction to moral principles and ethical reasoning, but we consider it to be low-yield and rather difficult to read. It requires some basic clinical understanding to best understand the resource. We recommend starting with the University of Washington Bioethics site.

"Great book on ethical behaviour and compassionate medicine" - Ben

2 minutes
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Health care issues
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Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

Stay up to date with national medical news from the Canadianย Medical Association.

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