What we know about
Closed-file panel interviews (interviewers do not have access to your OMSAS file or any essays)
- 3-person panel consisting of a physician, a community member, and a senior medical person
- Typical panel question types:
- ethical scenarios
- situational questions
- personal life experiences
- curveball questions
- 30 to 45 minutes interview.
- Similar to Uottawa panel except more of a focus on personal questions
- Interviews were held virtually in 2021, likely will be held virtually in 2022.
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?
The Cannabis Act 2018 came into action across Canada. What are your thoughts on how this Act has affected Canadians?
What health issue within our province are you most passionate about? Why?
What is your greatest strength and greatest weakness? Which one is more important to you?
Systemic issues exist in the provincial health care system. Discuss one of them and how you would address it.
Medical students are involved with many extracurricular activities. Choose one and talk about it.
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