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Western University

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Interview Format
Panel
Virtual or not?
Likely virtual
Historic Interview Date
Feb to Mar

What we know about

Western

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interview process

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:
  1. ethical scenarios
  2. situational questions
  3. personal life experiences
  4. 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.

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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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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 health issue within our province are you most passionate about? Why?
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What is your greatest strength and greatest weakness? Which one is more important to you?
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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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Medical students are involved with many extracurricular activities. Choose one and talk about it.
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MMI Manual 2017/2018 (McMaster University)

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