Interviewing for Medicine at Oxford: The Basics

Rightly or wrongly it is your interview that will decide your offer of a place to read medicine at Oxford. The UCAS form and BMAT are used to short list candidates, and are then not considered again except in separating two similar interviewees (see https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/medicine/pre-clinical/statistics for the full application procedure). This places a lot of…

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Essential Medical Terms

Acute & chronic, elective & non-elective, indication & contraindication, illness and disease. Medical jargon is a wonderful thing. However, you do not want to be caught short in your interview when on the receiving end of it and not know what it means. Also, a mastery of these basic medical terms will clearly set you…

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What is the UCAT and How to Prepare

The UCAT is one of the most difficult tests students will face in their medical careers. It’s used by Medical School admissions teams to determine whether you have what it takes to thrive at your chosen university. As such, UCAT preparation is key and we have a wealth of resources to share with you to…

Medicolegal Basics – Consent

Medicolegal questions, a daunting world of case laws, complications and consents – probably bottom of most people’s interview prep to-do lists. However, with a few basic legal examples and principles under your belt, putting a ‘legal-spin’ on any question posed to you can set you apart from the crowd and help secure your offer. Here’s…