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.

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    Masterclass Overview with Head Interview Coach Michael Tsai

    The two-day 14 hr online interview masterclass focuses on all the essentials of interview preparation:

    • Step-by-step coaching of the five-step process to analyse all question types asked in every medical and dental school interview over the last three years, identify opportunities to plan and deliver a high scoring response for every question

    • Discussion of all ‘popular’ topics commonly used in interviews and how to apply them in the answers

    • Mock interview opportunities with customised rubric feedback, and predicted scoring

    • Build a resilient mindset for candidates to correctly and confidently adapt to any interview question and setting

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    Online Interview Course Overview:

    NOTE: Already included in the UCAT Pro course - no discounts given to UCAT Pro Course members.

    • Covers all interview formats used by every medical school (e.g. UNSW, Monash, Adelaide, JMP, WSU, JCU, UWA, Curtin, CSU etc.)

    • 200+ interview questions asked in 2017/2018/2019/2020

    • Full dissection of all question types across 7 modules

    • Step-by-step walkthroughs to answer every question

    • Worksheets to help build game-winning content

    • Current interview mark schemes used in both MMI and semi-structured interview formats

    • Unlimited support and feedback from the head coach, Michael

    • Updated resource bank (e.g. current health priorities, news, rural health issues, Aboriginal/Maori health, ethics)

  • Face-To-Face Teaching

    2 x One-on-One 45 Minute Mock Interview Sessions with Interview Coach Shayan Soroush

    [ONLY AVAILABLE IN ELITE COURSE - for late Nov, Dec and Jan sessions]

    The two one-on-one mock interview sessions (delivered via Zoom) provide the ultimate personalised opportunities for your interview skills to be assessed, graded and improved after the interview masterclass and before your big day.

    Depending on the student's preference of medical/dental programs, the mock interview simulation will adopt the most format, questions style and overall experience conducted by the interview selection process of the same program in recent years.

    Our coach will create detailed notes throughout the mock interview and grade you on all aspects of your interview delivery. Key parameters include the quality of your content (precisely its depth, diversity and authenticity), the organisation of the response, and its delivery, amongst many others. The coach's expertise helps you identify what needs to be improved (and how) as well as your strengths. Additional coaching will help you become a confident, engaged and adaptive interviewee to expect and capitalise on any unexpected deviations on the interview date.

    Due to the intensive nature of the two one-on-one mock interview sessions, there will only be 75 Interview Elite Courses available (which includes the one-on-one sessions) for purchase.

Meet your Instructors

Michael Tsai

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.

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Shayan Soroush

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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Feedback from some of our past students

Interview Pro Course
$370.00 AUD

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

$ 370

  • 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

$ 500
  • 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.

Stream 1
11th & 12th November, 2021 10:00AM – 5:00PM AEST

Stream 2
14th & 15th November, 2021 10:00AM – 5:00PM AEST

Stream 3
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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