Interview

The Admissions Interview is a 30 minute video interview, during which you will have the opportunity to share your experiences in preparation for your education and career in the chiropractic profession. The interview is constructed using behavioural based competency questions. Behavioural based questions are designed to bring out personal experiences you have had that demonstrate the competencies we are looking for in new chiropractic students. You will not be asked what you would do under hypothetical circumstances, but rather what you have actually done in the past. And because you only have 30 minutes for your interview, it will be essential that the examples of past experiences you present are specific, substantial, and as concise as possible.

Also important is that your examples indicate what you did and what you learned in the situation. It is a common tendency in interviews to describe our actions in terms of "we" or "the team", however you should focus on your individual role in the situation, as much as possible.

Online video-based interview

Applicants who have met the minimum academic requirements for admission will be invited to participate in an on-line interview. You will be provided with an individual log-in to the on-line system, and proceed through a series of interview questions that you will answer through a video platform. The system will guide you through a series of sample questions to ensure that your computer system is compatible and that you are comfortable with the interface. Then, on a specified date, you will be invited to conduct your formal admissions interview, where you are invited to share not only your best experiences in response to our behaviour based questions but also to allow your personality and passion for a career in chiropractic to shine.

The online platform is used by leading institutions around the world to help admit the best and brightest students to their programs.

Behaviour based competencies

In order to prepare yourself, the following professional competencies have been identified for chiropractic students at CMCC.

Based upon professional competencies and standards, we are specifically interested in learning more about you as a:

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Manager
  • Health Advocate
  • Scholar
  • Professional

You should reflect upon these competencies within what you understand to be the daily professional life of a chiropractor, and consider the extent to which each competency factors into professional success. A good way to explore this would be to speak with chiropractors and other health care professionals to understand how this occurs.

Applicants are also strongly advised to seek out the support of their university career centre, where career counsellors and coaches can help you to prepare for this specfic style of interview.