A reincarnation of the very popular previous thread, this is a new thread for a new year. The idea remains the same, to discuss the different ways of approaching difficult questions with feedback from other members about your answering style. Many universities use scenarios including UWS, UNCLE, Monash, UWA and almost all of the graduate universities. The questions proffered here are based on the style of questions used at these universities. The idea though, is not to tell you what's going to be in the interview, but to tease out a good response from a mediocre one from a great response and what makes it so. So, the first question: You are a member of the university disciplinary committee and have been asked to review a case of a full fee paying medical student who forged a doctor's signature to confirm he completed his attendance requirements during placement. The student is in his 4th year of 5, both his parents are educated professionals to have met with the committee to vouch for their son's otherwise exceptional standing in the community. The student argues that the doctor had been busy and that he couldn't find him to sign his attendance form. The other two members of the committee are advocating the student repeat the year and pay the full fees for the extra year's tuition. What argument would you make as a committee member? Provide your answer in this thread and hopefully we can create another valuable interview resource for MSO.