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Syd Uni Interview

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Joined: 19 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:43 pm    Post subject: Syd Uni Interview Reply with quote

Does Anyone Know what to expect with the Syd Uni Interview?
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Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Sydney

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On an old forum, someone had said that we'd need to discuss things like the decision-making process (eg's of tough decisions, I suppose), roles of science & groupwork in medicine, and I think another big thing was to have an opinion of alternative medicine (homeopathy?) and how it fits in with more 'accepted' medicine...
Not too sure though. Apparently these sort of themes can be revisited each year in the interviews, but there would probably be heaps of other things we could be asked. The main thing is to have real-life examples, I think. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: SYd Uni Interview Reply with quote

Hey, I had a friend sit it a few years ago and this is what she said they asked
1. What is/what do you think of team work, what does a team need to functionwell, give an expample of team wrok that you have been in - where it has/has not been effective.
2.Give an example of how medical research has significantly impacted on
medicine today
3.What qualities should a good doctor have & give examples of where you have seen a good & bad doctor & why.
4. WHat do you think are the +ve and -ve aspects of working in the medical
5.What was the toughest decision you ever had to make
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Chris Lim

Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Sydney

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In general, Sydney University interviews for Medicine/Dentistry look at 4 areas according to the "interviewers book" These are:

1) Motivation for doing Medicine/Dent
2) Communication in english skills
3) Empathy skills
4) Tolerance for anbiguity

The first 3 are quite self explanatory. Tolerance for ambiguity revolves around reasoning when there is no right or wrong answer. For instance, supposing there was a patient who is terminally ill and no current modality of treatment was avaible. A new treatment that has not been trialed yet comes available. This treatment can either potentially have good results or potentially accelerate the disease process. How to you come to a decision on whether to use it. What is your reasoning behind this. This is just an example and I am sure there are many more. You should look this concept up on the internet to familiarise yourself with it.

Chris Lim
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Joined: 14 Dec 2005
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Location: Perth, Australia

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks nlint and Chris. Very Happy
Very helpful!
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Joined: 20 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be a bit late but all the interview details for Syd uni can be found on their webpage:

Having sat the Dental interview I'd have to say it follows the same format
I'd imagine that searching each institutions website might also reveal simmilar info from the other Unis. They do have to at least try to appear transparent in their processes.
Hope it helps
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