In our previous posts, we reviewed the overall response to the pandemic and considered what the UK government did well. For a balanced opinion, let's dive into what the UK government could have improved!
Within the last year, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the world with regards to health, economics, ethics and politics. There is a lot of information out there about COVID-19: here's what you need to know for interviews!
There are a multitude of NHS topics present at medical school interviews, both in panels and MMIs. We've compiled a list of some of the most frequently discussed NHS hot topics at interviews that we have explored in detail. Take a look and use this as a reference for the NHS hot topics you should be familiar with!
As part of your medical school interview, be it a panel or multiple mini interview (MMI) circuits, it is likely that you will be asked questions about current issues affecting the healthcare services. Measuring A&E waiting times is a common tool for assessing how well a hospital is performing. It is a good indicator of whether they are correctly staffed and is one of the most common ways which patients experience the health service.
Questions regarding NHS organisations, the way they operate and challenges they face, are common practice during medical school interviews. Potential medical students need to be aware of current issues with the NHS and be able to articulate answers and provide opinions on topical questions. The privatisation of the NHS has been a hot topic of discussion for a while and is a question that could very well come up at your interview, be it panel or an MMI circuit. To find out how to weigh pros and cons and structure your answer, continue reading.
Questions regarding topical issues related to the NHS are often asked at panel interviews and MMI circuits, as medical schools want to see that you have current knowledge on important topics regarding the country’s health system. Quizzing you on diseases of lifestyle and their impact on society and the NHS, as well as picking your brain about what can be done to solve these issues are common practice and a fair game at med school interviews and you want to be prepared if such a question were to come up.