The iCanMed Interview Masterclass - Overcoming The Final Obstacle!
The interview is the final barrier stopping you from gaining acceptance into your dream course. Every year, Michael, iCanMed’s co-founder, leads a two-day masterclass for a limited number of students in each city to prepare for the interview.
He will fully utilise his 13 years of experience as a professional interviewer, interview designer and interviewer trainer to help you maximise your full potential to answer ANY interview question across ANY interview format for EVERY medical and dental school interview.
Congratulations on finishing the UCAT!
The road in 2021 has been tough, long, windy and full of potholes. Now that you are settling back into your school or university routine, it is crucial to remember that there is still one last piece of the puzzle left: the interview.
The medical interview is easily the most important but least prepared assessment compared to the UCAT and ATAR. In 2021, universities have increased the weighting of interviews on selecting a candidate for their program. While most interviews are 30-60 mins in length, they are generally worth AT LEAST the same as your entire ATAR or, in some cases, 2x or 3x more. Imagine 6 minutes of a 30-minute interview is weighted the same as all the effort you put into all the assessments and assignments for one year 12 subject. Now imagine the 6 minutes becoming 3 minutes or as little as 1.5 minutes for some medical schools. A few schools disregard your ATAR by the final stage and only look at your interview performance as the sole determining factor for being awarded a place in their program. Crazy.
This reason is precisely why applicants with top ATARs (99.90+) and UCATs (97th+ percentile) fail to gain acceptance despite putting themselves in such significant positions before the interview. On the flip side, this is also why students with borderline ATARs and UCATs end up receiving multiple offers by smashing the interview. In short, the interview can be the reason that ‘breaks you’ or ‘makes you’. It is as simple as that.
Introducing the iCanMed Interview Masterclass!
The iCanMed interview masterclass is an intensive preparation workshop focused on helping candidates develop all necessary skills and acquire all necessary knowledge to achieve top scores in all Australian and NZ interview formats. The course is taught by Michael Tsai, iCanMed’s co-founder, who has accumulated 13-years experience of medical and dental school interview coaching. Michael also brings extensive knowledge and experience as a professional interviewer, interviewer trainer and designer of multiple interview formats and structures across multiple industries.
Meet your Instructors
As a professional interviewer, Michael has interviewed more than 1000 candidates for a wide range of professional roles and fields, including selecting C-suite executives. Over the past decade, Michael has accumulated over 10,000 interviewing hours finding the ideal candidate for countless highly competitive recruitment and selection processes.
In addition, Michael has led interview training for professional assessment and awards-based marking using particular selection matrices in many fields of interest. He has trained more than 70 interviewers for far more complex interviews than medical and dental school interviews.
As an interview designer, Michael creates custom interview questions, processes, frameworks and systems used by organisations to identify authentic qualities of candidates authentically. Finally, as the head of recruitment for multinational tech corporate, he oversaw the entire process of filtering candidates from their applications to the final rounds of their interviews, a position he held for four years.
Shayan will be working as an Interview Coach with a significant majority of iCanMed interview cohort. He graduated in 2020 as the School Captain of Melbourne High School, the only boy’s Select Entry School in Victoria. In his time at MHS, he was in the Soccer First XI and played the Tuba in the Symphony Orchestra. He was successful in gaining offers from multiple Medical Schools across Australia and is currently studying a Bachelor of Medical Science & Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Monash University, where he is currently the First-year Representative at the Monash University Surgical Interest Group (MUSIG).
Shayan believes that early, comprehensive preparation for Interviews is integral to success. Having gone through this rigorous process himself, he understands the common struggles candidates face with content creation and structuring responses. This puts Shayan in a unique position to offer pragmatic advice for a variety of question types, integrating all the different traits and experiences required for an outstanding performance.
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Interview Pro Course
1. Two-day online interview masterclass
2. Access to the online interview course (already included in the iCanMed UCAT Pro Course)
Interview Masterclass Dates:
11th & 12th November, 2020 9:00AM – 4:00PM AEDT (60 spots)
13th & 15th November, 2020 9:00AM – 4:00PM AEST (40 spots)
16th & 17th November, 2020 9:00AM – 4:00PM ACDT (40 spots)
19th & 20th November, 2020 9:00AM – 4:00PM AWST (60 spots)
25th & 26th November, 2020 9:00AM – 4:00PM AEDT (60 spots)
Auckland – You can join any of the above streams!
*All interview masterclasses will be held online due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our main priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of the students without compromising their learning, which is why we will be using our state-of-the-art online webinar platform to provide an equal (if not better) learning experience compared to a face-to-face class.
NOTE: A webcam with a microphone is strongly recommended for optimal experience.
iCanMed Interview Pro Course
Two-day 14 hr online interview masterclass
Access to the online interview course (already included in the iCanMed UCAT Pro Course)
iCanMed Interview Elite Course
(LIMITED TO 75 SPOTS ONLY)
Two-day 14 hr online interview masterclass
Access to the online interview course (already included in the iCanMed Pro Course)
2 x one-on-one 45 minute mock interview sessions with interview coach Shayan Soroush
Register your interest now
- The iCanMed Interview Elite Course (with two 1-on-1 45 min mock interview option) is limited to 75 spots only.
- Enrolment opportunities are given on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.
- Course purchase will open in late Aug/early Sept after final UCAT results are released
Interview Masterclass Dates:
Every stream will cover all the interview formats and question styles of EVERY Australian medical/dental school based on 2019/20 trends.
11th & 12th November, 2021 10:00AM – 5:00PM AEST
14th & 15th November, 2021 10:00AM – 5:00PM AEST
18th & 19th November, 2021 11:00AM – 6:00PM AEST
Students who submit an interest form will be given priority access to purchase and enrol into their desired interviews stream 48 hours before students who do not submit an interest form.
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