Empathy and sympathy are two words you hear bounded around plenty but what do they each mean and how are they different from one another? This is something which confuses a lot of people and they are often used interchangeably. The reason for this is that they both deal with an individual’s ability to understand the feelings and emotions of another. In this blog post we explore the difference between the 2 and why empathy is so important in medicine.
Whether you are a medicine or a dentistry applicant, you have probably heard of MMIs. You are also probably aware that MMIs are a somewhat new interview method used both by medical and dental schools that have become increasingly popular in the past few years - and at some places, have even replaced traditional panel interviews altogether. In this post, theMSAG dives into what an MMI is and how you can prepare for it!
You have received an invitation to an MMI interview and the last hurdle before the coveted spot in medical school has arrived. If you are unsure of how to start getting ready for your MMI, browse no further, as here we have outlined all the necessary steps to take to ensure you have thoroughly covered all bases and walk in that interview confident and well-prepared.
You've submitted your personal statement, aced the UCAT/BMAT and now it's time for the all-important med school interview. It can be a daunting prospect but the key is to practice so that you can be as prepared and calm as possible on the day of your medicine interview.
In this blog post, we have listed 50 medical school interview questions that students are commonly asked to help you get started.
Dr Dibah Jiva, founder of theMSAG, offers some insight into how we prepare students for their interviews, including some free resources for you to get started. Reading this should be the first step for anyone getting ready for their medicine or dental school interviews! Let's start preparing together.
Whether you’re about to go through a panel interview or a multiple-mini interview (MMI), there are certain types of medical school interview questions that can be a little tricky and often get misconstrued by candidates, thus losing them points. To make sure you don’t fall into their trap and feel confident, we've picked three tricky medical school interview questions and deconstructed them to help you prepare!
Having next to no time to think and having to think on your feet when asked an unexpected question can be very challenging, and students often find themselves in a corner, unsure how to approach the situation. In particular, there are some answers that you should strictly avoid and we have broken them down here for you to make sure you don’t make those frequent mistakes.
Medical schools often like to ask recurrent questions that show your motivation and dedication to pursue this career, but even though we can often expect what we might be asked at an interview, that does not necessarily make the anticipated questions less difficult. Don’t worry, as we will be exploring three typical questions asked at med school interviews that students often find very challenging, and break them down for you for that final boost of confidence you need!
Whether you’re a final year student finishing your A levels, graduating from university or taking a gap year, medical school interview season is a stressful period for everyone. theMSAG has prepared a comprehensive medical school interview checklist for you! So make sure to read and follow it and you will be ready to ace your big day.
Practice questions are great, but is that the best way to prepare for your medical school interview? Interviews are your last chance to show why you are a good candidate for medicine, so it’s important to prepare well. Let theMSAG show you why practice questions aren't the only thing you need!
The preamble leading up to the big interview day is filled with trials and tribulations, from practicing interview questions to booking transport and accommodation. With that in mind, the last thing you want is to be adding the extra stress of fretting over what to wear to a medical school interview. You may have already familiarised yourself with our guide Medical school interview: what to wear to look professional, so have a read of our brief list of do’s and don’ts to make sure you ace that interview attire.
You have received an invitation to attend an interview at Newcastle and you are not sure how to proceed or what to do to start your preparation. Don’t panic, as we have created this blog to break down Newcastle medical school’s interview process and give you an insight into what you can expect from the interview day, with some suggestions on how to prepare!