Along the same lines as the dos and don'ts thread, this one is intended to help people think through interview questions and how they might go about providing well thought-out answers. The way to get the most out of this is to offer your opinions on answers so they can be discussed. With UWS and Monash interviews coming up (which tend to do the scenario thing a bit) these should be worthwhile questions. Station 1: Placebo (Ethical Decision Making) Dr Cheung recommends homeopathic medicines to his patients. There is no scientific evidence or widely accepted theory to suggest that homeopathic medicines work, and Dr Cheung doesn’t believe them to. He recommends homeopathic medicine to people with mild and non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and muscle aches, because he believes that it will do no harm, but will give them reassurance. Consider the ethical problems that Dr Cheung’s behaviour might pose. Discuss these issues with the interviewer. The above was taken from: Kevin W Eva, Jack Rosenfeld, Harold I Reiter, Geoffrey R Norman (2004) An admissions OSCE: the multiple mini-interview Medical Education 38 (3), 314–326. How would you answer this?