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    marauder4life reacted to Leon in To Those Who Have Been Accepted At Mac Before: Please Share Your Mmi Tips!   
    1) I think practice is essential. There is likely a subset of the population that does not need any practice to do well but I would say rehearsing how to answer questions is a big plus. Either use mirrors, and talk to yourself, or get a very self sacrificing friend to listen to you answer questions.

     

    2) Scour the web for questions. My approach was pretty simple: I tried to think of answers to just about any of the "typical" questions possible. In that process, I built up a massive library of answers in my mind. Even if the interviewer asked a question I did not actively prepare for, the answer is likely within that "library." This prevents me from having to think on the spot and allowed me to have a smoother interview experience, with a seemingly ready answer to any question. If you think about how you would answer most of the questions floating out there, I think you can easily build a repertoire of genuine answers.

     

    3) Practice MMI scenes with a time limit. If it's 2 mins for the prompt and 8 mins for the station then practice it that way. Use a timer on your phone. If you finish answering the prompt, then sit in silence until the timer hits the 8min mark. The awkwardness of that silence can only be experienced- not explained. It will drive you to do better next time. Also remember that some schools ask follow up questions but others do not- this is entirely dependent on the school. My approach would be to aim to spend all of the station time talking. Having a friend to practice MMI stations with is very helpful.

     

    4) Film yourself. I filmed myself for some of my answers and I picked up on subconscious behaviour that gives away nervousness. You may notice things about your way of speaking that you may not have thought about yourself. Give it a shot!

     

    5) Practice with strangers. You will likely never have met your interviewers. It can be awkward, sometimes, to practice with friends. Giving corny answers to "Why medicine" can be very challenging with friends or family members. Try and set up interview groups with applicants in your city and get to work!

     

    6) Most universities provide mock interviews. Take advantage of this! Everything helps. Ask around at your campus to find out more. 

     

    7) This may not be high yield but I would look briefly into the recent negotiations between the OMA and the ON govt. It's a pretty big deal for physicians and it's probably good to be aware of this. No harm in being aware, really.

     

    I'll keep adding to this as things come up. That's it for now, and good luck candidates of 2015!

     

    Lots of advice here: http://forums.premed...nd-well-wishes/

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    marauder4life reacted to Goku in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    http://www.uoftmedadmissions.com/
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    marauder4life reacted to SpencerV in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    I suspect a few more will come out today or tomorrow. Last year, they posted updates on their facebook page when they were done sending out invites for particular weekends.
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    marauder4life reacted to PurpleS in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    "University of Toronto Medicine: Interview Invitations"
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    marauder4life got a reaction from evans in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    https://www.facebook.com/UTMedAdmissions  
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    marauder4life got a reaction from coldpizzahotsriracha in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    UofT's Facebook update:
     
    "Congratulations to the applicants who got interview invitations for the February weekend today! This will be an ongoing process over the next week. Most of the February invitations will go to local applicants, so don't give up! And remember to check your spam folders."
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    marauder4life got a reaction from IMislove in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    From what I remember from last year, invitations were being sent out even after some rejections had been out. 
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    marauder4life got a reaction from SpencerV in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    UofT's Facebook update:
     
    "Congratulations to the applicants who got interview invitations for the February weekend today! This will be an ongoing process over the next week. Most of the February invitations will go to local applicants, so don't give up! And remember to check your spam folders."
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    marauder4life reacted to PurpleS in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Just got the MD portion of the MD/PhD interview email : ) The first round of invites should be coming out now. Good luck everyone!
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    marauder4life reacted to SpencerV in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    They seem to try to give 2 weeks notice but it was pretty variable last year.  For the January interview weekend in 2014 some people got 1> week notice, and then I got my invite about a month in advance
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    marauder4life reacted to PurpleS in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Most certain there will be regular interviews on both dates. The Feb. 21st interview is a special one for MD/PhD, and the Feb. 22nd is just a normal MD interview with all the other applicants in the MD stream. I assume on the 21st, the MD interviews will take place in the Medical Sciences Building at the main St. George campus, while our MD/PhD interviews are taking place in a hospital across the street.
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    marauder4life got a reaction from oh atoms in Mississauga Interview Prep   
    Yes I would be interested please check your private messages
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    marauder4life reacted to SpencerV in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    On the stats page it shows that the MD/PhD interviewers have an interview each day of that weekend, one being for MD and one for MD/PhD. So I feel like (with no confirmation) one of the days will be partially or totally dedicated to MD/PhD applicants and one will be a normal MD interview day.
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    marauder4life reacted to Organomegaly in Interview Invites   
    Did some forum mining....in one year when interviews have been held on Feb 19th (I think it was 2012), invites have been sent out as early as Jan 25th! 
     
    So maybe we will see something in January...
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    marauder4life reacted to brafadmd16 in Nyu Dental Interview   
    If you check out the pre-dental section on SDN, you'll find a good amount of info on the NYU interview, even questions that they frequently ask. Hope this helps!
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    marauder4life reacted to aukgnu12 in Nyu Dental Interview   
    I interviewed there back in Oct - super informal. You arrive and they give you a 'supplemental application' which asks for basic personal information, including a short paragraph on why you want to go to NYUCD. They then call individual names and you are interviewed in a room with one member of faculty for about 10 minutes. You are asked really standard interview questions such as "why dentistry?", "tell me about your volunteer experience", "what was your least favourite course?" etc. etc. You then wait for everyone to finish their interviews and a couple of current NYUCD DMD students take the group around the facility and there is a sit-down question and answer session. You finish with lunch in the cafeteria and you are free to go by ~1pm or earlier. Hope that helps!
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