Interview

Respond to interview question: Select a new Dean of Science

Here is a sample interview prompt provided by Astroff on multipleminiinterview.com: Prompt:  You are on the committee for selecting a new Dean of Science. What characteristics and/or qualities would you look for when selecting an effective dean? How would you begin to respond to this prompt? Ideally, you should attempt to answer this question orally. Take…

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The Interview Handshake

I’m sure everyone has experienced the awkward first few moments of an interview – it’s painful. Now, imagine that awkwardness amplified by the nerves associated with what could be your most important interview to date. Seems like a recipe for disaster. The aim of this post is to hopefully provide you a way to avoid…

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Respond to Interview Prompt: How to Counsel Your Friend

Here is a sample interview prompt provided by Astroff on multipleminiinterview.com: Prompt: A close friend in one of your university classes tells you that his mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. He feels overwhelmed by his studies and is considering dropping his courses to spend more time with his mother. How do you counsel…

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10 Tips to a Successful Interview

Interviewing is a skill. Just like any skill, some people are lucky enough to be naturally gifted at it, and others need to put in effort to ensure success. The differentiating factor for many students is often confidence. If you have received an interview invitation to a medical school or other professional program, I have…

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Interviewing at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta

I was successful in gaining admission to both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta.  In my opinion, the key to being the most successful interviewee is to ensure that you are both mentally and physically prepared. You must be mentally prepared to sit through over an hour of interviewing, to anticipate the unexpected,…

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Preparing for Interviews with Different Formats

Preparing for a single interview is a considerable amount of work. Preparing for multiple interviews or multiple formats can seem overwhelming. However, with effective time management and strategic preparation, you can take advantage of the core elements of interviewing and save time to tailor your preparations for each school. So, if you have more than…

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Tips for Interviewing at International Medical Schools

Tips for Interviewing at International Medical Schools

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…

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