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The medical school interview: it’s where you can make a lasting impression. It's also the deciding factor as to whether or not you begin your med school career. So, make sure you’re ready to ace the medical school interview with our full-day medical school interview preparation course, where we help you improve your interview techniques. Students who have attended our medical school interview course are being offered places at some of the top medical schools in the UK such as Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London and more.
Over the last 5 years, we have an incredible 98.5% success rate. 98.5% of the students who attend our Interview Courses and MMI Circuits have received an offer after their medical school interview. Follow in their footsteps and get into the medical school you want!
Our full-day medical interview courses are facilitated by both experienced medical doctors and senior medical students, who have the benefit of recent medical school interview experience. Additionally, 8 of our facilitators have sat or are currently on interview panels at medical schools around the UK.
In our full day medical school interview course, we coach you on how to approach all different types of questions and MMI stations. It's not lecture based - it’s a full-day practice where you are taught techniques, strategies, and how to structure your answers. It gives you real interview experience and helps you improve your abilities throughout the day.
There are many interview courses in the UK to choose from so why choose theMSAG Interview Courses? Here Dr Dibah Jiva discusses what makes theMSAG stand out from the rest to help you make the right choice in your medical school interview preparation!
Small class sizes: With a maximum of 9 to 12 students per 3 to 4 facilitators, the small group size and interactive nature mean our students get a lot of opportunities to practice delivering answers and receive individual feedback.
Up-to-date information: The medical school interview course is updated each year, and thus the most up-to-date hot topics in healthcare that are relevant to your medical school interview will also be covered.
All interview types: From interview practice questions panel style to mock interviews in a realistic MMI circuit, we’ll make sure you are fully prepared for your medical school interview when the time comes.
MMI Circuits: The course includes an MMI (multiple mini interview) circuit with 6 stations in the afternoon. We will record a video of your practice and the feedback that you receive. This video is yours to take home, along with the marking schemes. In this circuit, we will have the following stations; medical ethics, the NHS, Duties of a Doctor, role-play, one station based on your personal statement and one station based on the medical or dental school of your choosing.
Most commonly asked interview questions
Duties of a Doctor
Structuring your answers
Special MMI Stations: Calculations, data interpretation, picture station and role play
You are also provided with theMSAG workbook which includes how to approach the most common interview questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
The GMC Good Medical Practice
The Principles of Medical Ethics
The Role Play Interview
Structuring your Answers
How to stand out in the group task
Tips for answering the frequently asked questions
Before the course, you will also be provided access to our pre-course learning material that features videos to help you prepare for the course day.
Throughout the day you’ll have practiced many questions with detailed feedback. By the end of it, you'll know how to approach each type of question really well, with different structures in mind.
|8:30 - 8:45||Registration|
|8:45 - 9:30||Most commonly asked questions practice|
|9:30 - 10:15||How to structure your answers|
|10:15 - 10:35||What is the GMS? | GMC Duties of a Doctor|
|10:35 - 10:55||How to tackle a group task & group task practice|
|10:55 - 11:10||Break|
|11:10 - 11:50||The NHS structure and NHS current challenges|
|11:50 - 12:20||NHS constitution and values: review and question practice|
|12:20 - 13:20||Medical ethics: learn the principles and how to discuss scenarios|
|13:20 - 14:10||Lunch|
|14:10 - 16:10||MMI Circuit with feedback round|
|16:25 - 17:05||Tricky stations: How to approach role plays, data and picture stations|
|17:05 - 17:30||Feedback and wrap up|
|17:30 - 18:00||One to one support with facilitators|
This year, we will be expanding to hold courses in four great cities: Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London. Below we have provided you with the course locations as well as accomodations for our Medical School Interview Course and our MMI Circuit Courses.
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Should I go for the full-day Medical School Interview Course or the half-day MMI Circuit Course?
The interview course is usually the first step in the preparation. The course is a very small group (9 to 12 students and 3 to 4 facilitators) and it lasts a full day. In London, the interview courses are held every Saturday. In terms of what we do during the day is really coach you on how to approach all different types of questions and MMI stations. It’s not lecture based. It’s more like a full day practice where you are taught techniques, strategies, how to structure your answers etc. Therefore, it really gives you a real interview experience. In the interview course, you will be coached in how to really get better at each type of station. I highly recommend this first to improve your interviewing skills. You’ll get a smaller MMI circuit included in the full day. The full course also comes with pre-course material that you get access to, including all the info you need to know on NHS, medical ethics etc. and multiple 10-minute videos teaching on the content. The course itself is more like a small group practice with a lot of feedback throughout. The MMI circuit is probably best after you have done the course first if you need further practice or if you want to do more stations from a specific school.
Are these courses for veterinary students?
We have had many veterinary students come over the years. For the Mock MMI circuit, it can be fully tailored to veterinary students so all the 10 questions you will practice will be from veterinary MMIs. For the interview course day, it is not designed for veterinary students but many have come and found it very helpful. From 8:45 am to 6 pm, there is around 1 hour which you may not find that relevant to you (duties of a doctor and NHS - although they can easily be applied to veterinary medicine, the example we will use in class are for human medicine). With that said, even if the full day course, we provide a lot of tailoring, so for a veterinary applicant, every time you practice a question we will make sure that it is veterinary focused. Your MMI circuit included in the full day will also be all veterinary focused and finally, most of the course is directly applicable (most common questions, role plays, data interpretation, calculations, ethics). If you are unsure which course is best for you email us at email@example.com
Are these courses for dental students?
Yes, our interview courses and MMI circuits are for both medical and dental students.
Where are the courses held?
This year, we will be expanding to hold courses in four great cities: Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London. View our locations, transportation and accommodations here.
Can I get practice questions from more than one medical school during my mock MMI circuit?
Most of the mock MMI will be stations which are relevant to all medical schools in the UK, allowing you to practice for multiple universities. With regard to university-specific questions, on the course day, we only have time to ask questions from one university choice. If you’d like to try more personalised questions from your chosen school, or different universities, consider signing up for one of our MMI circuit half days. Here you can choose to have an MMI round all tailored to one university or you could have a question each from 10 different universities!
I can’t get to your course venue. Can I attend via video call?
Due to the nature of the course, you are not able to video-in. One of the best things about our course is that the whole day is interactive, involving moving around and group work. We’re hoping to expand the locations in which we provide courses, and will shortly be launching an online interview course. In the meantime, a good alternative is our one-to-one interview coaching which we do offer via Skype. We are also able to teach through the same sessions as provided in the medical school interview preparation course. Also, remember to check our FREE blogs for interview advice you can read from anywhere!
Why do I need to send you my personal statement before the course?
Sending us your personal statement before the course is really important. It allows us to tailor your medical school interview practice specifically to you. Your course facilitators will read your personal statement before the day to get to know a little about you before you arrive. If you get stuck, they may be able to remind you of things that you have done that you can use as an example of teamwork, communication skills or empathy, for example. We also use your personal statement to create individualised questions in your MMI round. Anything you have included on your personal statement you need to be prepared to talk about on interview day, so make sure you re-read them! If you need help with your personal statement, take a look at our Personal Statement Tutoring and Review services.
Can I change which university I want to focus on between signing up and the course date?
Of course! We understand that things change and you may not have all of your medical school interview offers at the time of signing up. As long as you give us at least a couple of days notice, we can make sure that we have practice materials prepared for your chosen university. Just send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org If you need to make a change with less than 48 hrs notice, please give us a call as well.