Medical School Interview Book
Written by the team behind the most successful Medical School Interview Course in the UK, containing detailed information for each of the 135 interview questions covered. This practical guide will help you prepare for commonly asked medical school interview questions and will help you to learn how to best structure your answers. We will cover all questions from real medical school interviews in 2017 and 2018. We discuss panel style interviews as well as multiple mini MMI interviews to help you prepare for every type of interview scenario.
You will learn how to show your motivation for medical school through each answer while demonstrating that you have strong communication skills and a clear understanding of what it means to work in the medical profession.
The combination of the knowledge you need and the in-depth analysis of each question makes this your perfect guide to get you into medical school.
Learn how to approach different types of interview questions
Data interpretation questions: these stations are designed to see how well the applicant can analyse data and interpret it
The article station: students are given an article to read and then they get asked questions and/or have a conversation with the interviewer on the article
Calculation stations: for this station you will be expected to do math calculations such as a drug dosage.
Picture stations: applicants will be given a picture/photo and asked to describe the image.
Medical ethics questions: for this station, you will be asked for your opinion on an ethical scenario.
NHS hot topics questions: during this station, you will be expected to discuss a topical issue or asked for your opinion.
The GMC Duties of a Good Doctor: applicants will be expected to discuss GMC duties of a doctor or answer a scenario based on these principles
Example type questions: you will be asked to provide and discuss an example of when you have demonstrated or observed a key skill/scenario
What to expect?
We help you prepare for your medicine interviews by teaching you a detailed approach on how to answer medical school interview questions. To help you with your answers we will provide you with a variety of content ideas to help you form solid answers. In addition to showing you how to respond, we also outline what you should avoid during your medical school interviews.
This book will outline full sample answers that have proven to be ideal responses. Once you finish you will be able to structure your answers to all interview question types to help you ace your medical school interviews!
Other medical school interview resources:
For more interview tips view our medical school interview blog!
Also, be sure to check out of FREE Medical School Online Interview Course where you will gain access to 3.5 hours of interactive footage covering important topics such as the NHS, Roleplay, medical ethics and much more! This course will allow you to track your own progress and move at your own pace. With our responsive features, you can learn from any type of device so you can prepare for your interviews from anywhere!
Want to learn and improve your medical school interview answers in a classroom setting? Sign up for one of our full-day Medical School Interview Courses. Our courses are offered in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds so you have plenty of options to choose from!
If you are wanting to focus on MMI (multiple mini interviews) sign up for our half-day MMI Circuit Course. Get ready to ace your multiple mini Interview by taking the MSAG’s MMI course!
Do you prefer a more personalised one-to-one approach when preparing for your med school interview answers? Our Medical School Interview Coaching allows you to work alongside experienced doctors and medical students to help you ace the medicine interview!
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Meet the Authors:
With over 15 years of combined experience, our authors have created our Medical School Interview Book to help you succeed in your medical school interviews. Our authors come from different backgrounds and bring a unique perspective on how to get into medical school and become a doctor.
Dr Dibah Jiva Originally from France, Dibah did her first undergraduate degree in Nutrition at McGill University in Canada. She then went on to study Medicine in Nottingham in the UK and was amazed by how challenging the process was for foreign postgraduates. There was an empty void of information and support. So, she wrote her first Medical School Application guidebook while studying medicine.
The success of the “Medical School Application Guidebook” Dibah researched, wrote and self-published in medical school has spawned a series of books covering almost all English-speaking Medical schools in the world. The UK version is now in its 9th edition and we have now published the Medical School Interview Book.
Dr Hannah Pierce is an expert in Medical Education having completed a masters degree in this topic area at Keele University. She is currently a clinical teaching fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is one of the leads at theMSAG interview courses.
Dr Hrush Vyas is a F2 doctor in Birmingham with a clinical interest in Anaesthetics. Having trained at the University of Birmingham, he sat on the interview panel at the same university. He is one of the leads at theMSAG courses.