Selected candidates will be invited by the Faculty of Medicine for an on-site interview session. Attendance is by invitation-only, sent via electronic mail by the date published according to the applicant category. Candidates cannot be admitted without an interview. Interviews are an important tool for the Admissions Board to evaluate the non-academic strength of applicants.
The interviews are in multiple mini-interview (MMI) format and are conducted in-person at the Faculty of Medicine. These mini-interviews consist of multiple stations that can be task-oriented, simulation- or scenario-oriented, or discussion-oriented. Stations are designed to evaluate the various abilities and skills that form the basis of the Physicianship curriculum component. Residents of Québec may request, at the time of application, to have their interviews take place in French.
Interview sessions are scheduled for a half-day. In addition to the interviews, activities and presentations take place throughout the day. Applicants are expected to keep their calendar open for interview dates. It is the applicant's responsibility to be available for the scheduled interview and to plan travel accordingly. No repeat interview sessions or special accommodations are available to those who do not attend their originally scheduled time. Therefore, if a candidate is not present for his/her interview for any reason (justified or not) their file will no longer be considered.