Medical School Interview · Dec. 10, 2018
How to Approach Lancaster Medical School Interview questions
Lancaster University Medical School offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, which have a key focus on research-led teaching. With only 129 medical admission places, it is no surprise that places at Lancaster are extremely competitive; therefore it is very important that you prepare for their interview. But how do you actually prepare for it? What do you need to know?
Here to answer all your queries, this is your guide to the Lancaster Medical School interview questions!
1. About your Lancaster medicine interview
- Some stations will consist of a mini interview, where you may be asked questions about your career choice, work experiences or suitability for a medical career.
- Other stations may be more interactive. You may be asked to read a short paragraph or watch a video clip and then discuss the information at the following station.
- There will be an additional 20-minute station, which will involve group work and will assess your suitability for problem-based learning.
2. About your course
The course overview
Special study modules
- Year 1 - consists of eleven PBL modules, which introduce key concepts in biomedical science and physiology. There will also be weekly training on basic clinical skills and communication skills.
- Year 2 - students spend two days per week on hospital placements and spend one day per week on community-related activities. There are also fifteen PBL modules, which will teach common disease states and management.
- Year 3 - comprises of five rotations, each of which includes patient contact, clinical teaching, PBL and other teaching activities such as tutorials and lectures.
- Year 4 - students will spend three days a week in hospital and one day a week in general practice. They will complete two 16-week blocks, each of which will include patient contact, clinical teaching, PBL and other teaching activities, such as lectures or tutorials.
- Year 5 - students will undertake five attachments. Each attachment consists of 7 weeks of intensive clinical experience and a portfolio is used to guide and assess their learning.
3. theMSAG tips to prepare for this style of interview
When overwhelmed with nerves, many candidates become timid and even forget to smile. Remember that in each MMI station, you will be marked according to how well you do. Therefore, even if you do badly on a particular station, you can make up for it by performing well in the other stations.
Interviewers want to see your passion for medicine and studying at Lancaster. Your interaction and engagement will help to facilitate a good rapport, so make sure you are calm and enthusiastic.
Practice and prepare
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4. Interview advice from a current Lancaster medical student
We hope that this post has been useful in your interview preparation. Don't hesitate to send us any questions or comments by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck for your interview!
Disclaimer: All the information below was verified via the university website in the first week of December 2018 and predominately related to the undergraduate courses. Please note that the course structure and interview style is subject to change, and you are advised to confirm before attending.
Miss Shivani Sharma
Shivani is a Medical Student at Imperial College London where she has been on the interview panel and is involved in many outreach programmes. She won the Peter Medawar Prize awarded by Imperial NHS Trust. She is a Content Writer and Script Reviewing for theMSAG.