Selected candidates will be invited by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences 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 Admissions 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 and Health Sciences. 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, which in turn references the CanMeds roles developped by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Clinical skills are not tested. Applicants must indicate, at the time of application, if they wish to be interviewed in French or English (or if either language is fine).
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 or her interview for any reason (justified or not) their file will no longer be considered.