McMaster replaces interview with lottery style selection for some med school applicants

May 13, 2020

McMaster University’s Michael G DeGroote Medical School has announced they will be using a lottery system to replace in-person interviews during a portion of its applicant selection process. In a message sent to interviewees, the school said the alternative plan came after it realized a virtual version of the standard interviewing process could not take place with the 430 short-listed applicants. Many prospective students have expressed their disappointment with the decision online. McMaster associate dean of the School of Medicine Rob Whyte indicated that anyone who qualifies for an interview, but does not receive an offer will be automatically invited to the interview process next year if they apply. CBC (ON)