Intensive Medical School Interview Course
Small Groups. Fully interactive 8 hour seminar that guides you through all sections you need to ace your medical interview.
Mock Interviews. The course features 2 x 30 minutes mock medical school interviews, a 1-hour MMI circuit and 4 hours of small group teaching.
The Best Resources. Get a complimentary eBook copy of The Ultimate Medical School Interview Guide and full written feedback after the course.
One Day, Intensive Interview Preparation
If you’re looking to prepare for your Medical School Interview or your Dentistry Interview in a short space of time, this course is perfect for you. You are taught vital techniques and strategies to answer commonly asked interview questions. All teaching is done by senior medical tutors and we limit group size to 8 students so you get all the individual attention you need. Besides, depending on the subject you’re applying to -Medicine or Dentistry-, the first half of your course will consist of tutorials oriented to the knowledge you need for your desired subject.
Prepare for your medical interview with two 30-minutes mock interviews with our expert tutors.
Experience a real life-like Multiple Mini Interviews circuit to prepare yourself and understand the nuances of it, plus receive expert tips and strategies to handle the pressure.
You’ll receive an electronic copy of the best-selling The Ultimate Medical School Interview Guide, with hundreds of useful preparation tips, strategies and professional advice.
Get access to our expert tutors 24/7 up until the date of your exam. You are never alone with UniAdmissions.
You will only work with experienced Oxbridge Medicine tutors to make sure you receive the best support possible.
We limit the size of our intensive course groups to 8 students, so you’ll receive the individual and personalised attention you need.
“The medical interview course was all I needed to feel confident I could ace my interviews!” — Andrew, offer from Oxford.
“I felt the mock interviews were the best part of the programme, as I’m a little shy and practicing in an almost real environment really helped boost my confidence” — Hannah, offer from Cambridge.
Medical School Intensive Course Schedule:
Before the Day: Read through your personal statement and bring 4 copies for your mock interviews.
1000 – 1015: Registration
1015 – 1030: Presentation: The Key to Interview Success
1030 – 1245: Tutorial: Common Interview Questions and How to Tackle Them
1245 – 1330: Lunch
1330 – 1545: Tutorial: Medical Ethics, NHS, Situational Questions
1545 – 1745: 4 x Individual Mock Interviews/MMI
1745 – 1800: Debrief and Finish
Frequently Asked Questions
Medical school interviews are notoriously difficult but they don’t have to be – fortunately, a lot of interview questions are very common and almost always asked e.g. “Why medicine?” or “Why this university?“. Thus, the students that don’t get in, tend to be the ones that didn’t prepare adequately and were hoping to just ‘wing it’ on the day.
We will spend a significant part of the morning discussing and perfecting your answers to both these questions before moving onto other commonly asked questions like “Why not nursing?” or “Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?“. We will use these questions to introduce you to powerful strategies for approaching new interview questions that you haven’t encountered before. This will provide you a solid framework from which to logically answer unexpected questions.
When it comes to medical ethics, most students usually fall into two categories: one who don’t bother preparing it and the other who read several medical ethics textbooks. Rather counter-intuitively, the second approach isn’t that much better than the first.
At your stage, you just need a simple and basic understanding of the ethical principles and be able to apply them to a variety of scenarios. We will show you several examples of how to tackle ethical scenarios using a fool-proof system to ensure you don’t miss any points or fall into any obvious traps set by the interviewer.
Situational questions are extremely common and chances are that you will be asked one at your interview e.g. Give me a situation when you showed good communication skills. Like the other type of questions asked at medical interviews – there is also a reliable framework that you can use to answer 90% of these questions, that we will teach you. Although some of these questions may appear quite challenging e.g. “What would you do if you found your consultant was smelling of alcohol in the morning?” they are actually very easy once you develop a logical method of approaching them.
You are likely to be given materials (texts, images, graphs, models) to examine and interpret in your interview. These aren’t designed to test knowledge but a test of your ability to think laterally and generate novel ideas. Thus, your tutor will expose you to a variety of unknown materials so that you have a solid framework on how to approach them.
The key to interview success is to know why they are used in the first place; you have to stop treating them as an an annoying barrier that has to be crossed. Instead look at it as an oral exam that tests your communication skills and commitment to Medicine.
Our senior medical tutor discuss what medical schools look for when interviewing applicants – and then teach strategies for demonstrating these qualities.
This is an invaluable opportunity to put everything that you’ve learned into practice. You get two individual mock interviews with different medical tutors. At the end of each mock interview, you are given detailed written and oral feedback along with suggestions for improvement.
An increasing number of medical schools are now using Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMIs). These type of interviews are not anything to be frightened of and if anything – more predictable than the traditional panel interviews. For example, you can guarantee that there will be a station assessing your commitment to medicine and one assessing your awareness of medical ethics. This is your chance to get to experience a full MMI circuit – something no other company out there will do.