Medical School Interview Coaching overview
Your medical school interview is on the horizon: are you ready? Whether you’re feeling shy talking to examiners or just struggling to tackle tough ethics questions, we can help. Our 1-on-1 medical school interview coaching sessions are all delivered by experienced doctors and medical students. Each tailored session will teach interview techniques to improve your confidence before the big day.
Before your first session, we’ll ask you for a copy of your personal statement and find out which areas YOU want to focus on. During the first session, your guide will assess your interview strengths and weaknesses. Each session afterward will include a mock interview element reflecting the schools that you’re applying to. These can be traditional interview formats or MMI interviews.
If you’ve attended our Medical School Interview Preparation Course or MMICourse, our coaching is the next step to prepare you for interviews.We partner you with an experienced MSAG guide, a current doctor or medical student. All of our guides have over 3 years of experience coaching medical school applicants. Many of our guides have sat on interview panels or Multiple Mini Interviews at medical schools in the UK, such as the University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, Imperial College London, King’s College London and the University of Nottingham.
What to expect
- Work alongside highly trained coaches: Our medical school interview tutors have gained experience by delivering our Medical School Interview Courses, MMI Circuits and designing our Online Interview Course. We make sure every coach undergoes extensive training to ensure they’re able to deliver consistent, high-quality feedback. Many of our guides have also sat on interview panels or MMI's at medical schools in the UK such as the University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, Imperial College London, King’s College London and the University of Nottingham.
- We cover all topics: The sessions will cover important topics such as hot topics in healthcare, the NHS, medical ethics, role-plays and much more. Our tutoring will prepare you for interview panel or MMI format interview questions. Throughout each session you will be provided detailed feedback from the medical school tutor.
- Prepare from anywhere: We have interview coaches across the UK so you can choose to meet in person or sessions can take place over Skype, Google Hangouts or in person, depending on availability and locations.
- Tailored just for you: Each one-to-one medical school interview coaching session is tailored to meet your specific needs. We can help you to improve your interview technique, improve your communication skills and develop your confidence. Our tutoring will prepare you for an interview panel or MMI format interview questions. Throughout each session, you will be provided detailed feedback from the medical school tutor.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
What is the cancellation and refund policy for medical school coaching sessions?
If you would like to cancel your interview tutoring session, then please contact us immediately. All cancellations prior to 48 hours before a session will be fully refunded. If you cancel within 48 to 24 hours, you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel within 24 hours of your session, you will be charged at the full rate and would not be eligible for a refund. Simply, adjust the quantity above and your discount will be applied at the checkout.
How do I pay for multiple interview coaching sessions?
You can purchase multiple hours of tuition by increasing the quantity above. We do offer discounted rates for bulk purchases: £75 per hour for orders of 6 - 9 hours, £70 per hour for orders of 10 hours or more Simply, adjust the quantity above and your discount will be applied at the checkout.
How many sessions do you recommend?
This really depends on you and your confidence levels. Our guides are experienced enough to tell how many sessions an applicant will need, after 1 session. We find that a majority of our applicants have 5 sessions with us lasting 2 hours each. Depending on the time in the season, we spread these sessions out across 5 weeks. But in the past, we have even run 5 daily sessions for intense preparation leading up to an interview. We’re happy to work with you to make sure you feel confident and have the best chances of success at your interview. For info about buying multiple sessions in one go, check out the answer below.
Will I have the same medical school interview coach for every session?
Once we assign an MSAG guide to you, they will be able to run several sessions for you. Of course, there may be occasions when your coach is not available, in which case, we will endeavour to find a replacement for you.
Can my coach run a mock interview with me?
Absolutely. As long as you give your guide enough time to prepare, they will be happy to recreate a mock interview for you. This is a great opportunity to practise the skills and techniques you’ve learnt in previous sessions.
Can I meet my tutor face-to-face?
theMSAG has medical admissions tutors from all across the UK, so it is possible to run face-to-face sessions at no additional cost. The majority of our clients choose to have Skype or Google Hangout sessions due to timings and convenience.
How do I schedule my one-to-one medicine interview coaching?
If you’re here, thanks for considering an interview coaching session with theMSAG! To schedule your session with one of our tutors, simply send us an email here and one of our team will get back to you within 24 to 48 hours (normally it’s much quicker than that).