Recent media coverage has focused on how universities are retooling their admissions procedures, including assessing applicants through standardized tests, personal references, and complex interview processes to measure students’ critical thinking abilities. In an attempt to ascertain the overall suitability of a student for success in a program and future career, many universities have started to […]
I enjoyed my radio interview talk @CalgaryToday with Angela Kokott. The topic was “Getting into university is no longer just about your marks”. Great discussion of the issues. Thank you for inviting me to speak about the issues.
Dr. Robert Astroff was quoted in the National Post article’s: “Admissions 101: Why getting into university is no longer all about good grades“. Thank you Douglas Quan for including us in this important conversation.
Last year, I applied to NYMC and gained acceptance! I want to take this opportunity to talk about my experience, and discuss my observations about NYMC’s use of CASPer for this year’s admissions cycle. Although CASPer was not part of NYMC’s application process last year, I was required to write CASPer for a different university […]
Preparing for the Modified Personal Interview (MPI) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine (U of T)? This article outlines 10 strategies you can use to bring your best self to your interview: 1) Know yourself. Why are you applying to medical school? What brought you here? Take some time to practice articulating your […]
The admissions interview is the final test before being admitted into medical school. Interview styles are drastically different between schools and thus require different forms of preparation in order to succeed. Last year I interviewed for both Canadian and International medical schools and there were major differences among them. For the most part, Canadian schools […]
Last February I interviewed at the University of Calgary medical school for the second time. Unlike the year before, the interview went swimmingly, and I was accepted into the program. The most marked difference from the previous year was the amount I practiced the MMI format. I reached out to other interviewees, friends, and family […]
I successfully interviewed at UBC medical school this past year and found it to be a surprisingly enjoyable experience. The single best thing I did to prepare was practice answering MMI-style questions. I did this through a combination of mock interviews with Astroff Consultants, preparation sessions through my university, and practicing the scenarios in Doing […]
After receiving the great news about being invited to an MMI interview at McGill Medical School, I had to prepare for what was the most important interview of my life. To gain insight into McGill’s Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process, the type of questions and how to structure my answers, I signed up for the […]
I received my offer to interview at U of T med on quite short notice, just over two weeks before my interview date. It was the first year that U of T had begun using the Modified Personal Interview (MPI) format for medical school admissions. As applicants, we were told to expect a series of […]