MEDICAL SCHOOL INTERVIEW COURSE | ONLINE SELF-STUDY

The only self-study interview resource you’ll ever need

Access to the platform is granted immediately after purchase for 12-months from the purchase date. Access from any device or on the go! Requires internet connection.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE FREE ACCESS?


8 Sections, 19 Lessons


FUNDAMENTALS
2 lessons

MOTIVATION
2 lessons

DUTIES OF A DOCTOR
6 lessons

ETHICS
2 lessons

ROLEPLAY
2 lessons
 

HOT TOPICS
2 lessons

THE NHS
1 lesson

SPECIAL STATIONS
2 lessons
 

18 videos, approximately 4.5 hours of viewing time

~8 Interview questions or scenarios with sample answers

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PAID ACCESS?


8 Sections, 168 Lessons


FUNDAMENTALS
7 lessons

MOTIVATION
29 lessons

DUTIES OF A DOCTOR
39 lessons

ETHICS
39 lessons

ROLEPLAY
7 lessons
 

HOT TOPICS
16 lessons

THE NHS
3 lessons

SPECIAL STATIONS
26 lessons
 

WHO IS THIS FOR & WHAT TO EXPECT


OVERVIEW

This resource is for anyone trying to prepare for their medical or dental school interviews. We pride ourselves on having up-to-date application information, and for the 2020/21 cycle this is especially important. We’ve contacted every single medical and dental school in the UK to ensure we have the most relevant information for your online interviews.

The Online Interview Resource covers the entire interview process, from early timeline preparation to what to wear on the day! Learn how to approach every question type and go into detail with example questions or full debates and example answers. It’s a blend of video and text learning that will have you prepared to handle any question or situation that might come up at your interview!


Free Content - Online Interview Course

Free access has over 4.5 hours of interactive footage

These are high-quality videos with real doctors and real interview experts; created by doctors who have over 15 years of combined experience. In addition to working in a career in medicine, our instructors have worked as admissions tutors, developed interview question banks, sat on university panels as a faculty member, worked as medical educationalists and much more!

Topics covered

•   How to structure your medical school interview answers | Questions asking for an opinion
•   The 4 Pillars of Medical Ethics
•   Capacity, Consent and Confidentiality in health care
•   Abortion Debate
•   The structure and role of the NHS
•   Should we privatise the NHS? | How to answer
•   How to structure your medical school interview answers | Questions asking for an example
•   What are the biggest health care challenges facing the UK?
•   Preparing for data interpretation questions
•   Preparing for the calculation station
•   Preparing for the role play station
•   Breaking bad news
•   Should Euthanasia be legalised? | How to answer
•   How can we tackle the obesity epidemic in health care?
•   Giving an explanation
•   What memorable learning can you take from your volunteer work experience?
•   Understand the Key Duties of a Doctor according to the GMC
•   Why do you want to be a doctor?

Learn at your own pace

Each module offers unlimited replays with flexible playback features which allows you to learn at your own pace and track your progress, to make it a more personalised learning experience. The course is professionally filmed for a better learning experience and is fully mobile and tablet responsive, so you can access the videos from anywhere.

PAID VERSION - Complete access

We’ve combined all of our interview e-learning to bring you the most comprehensive compendium of interview prep all in one, easy-to-navigate package.

There are now two levels of access: our free access, available to anyone, will cover the basics and give you a great head-start on preparing for your interviews. It covers all the content formerly contained in our award winning Online Interview Course - plus some NEWLY added free lessons!

Our paid access, which is a flat rate of £100, contains every lesson included in the free content above. However, you also get instant access to all of the following content as well. Click on a topic below to see all the lessons!

FUNDAMENTALS

  • Your preparation timeline
  • Interview Structures
  • Body language
  • Appearance
  • Professionalism
  • Structuring your answer - Example style questions
  • Structuring your answer - Opinion style questions
  • The importance of an introduction and a conclusion

MOTIVATION

  • Why do you want to be a doctor?
  • Why do you want to study at this medical school?
  • Based on your work experience, what are the challenges involved in a career in medicine and how will you overcome them
  • Briefly describe your volunteering experience, then tell me your motivation for undertaking this role.
  • Compare the demands of doctors to nurses.
  • Discuss mental health in medical students
  • Do you think you will fit in well at this medical school?
  • Has anyone tried to put you off pursuing a career in medicine - What challenges do you think medical students face
  • How do you handle stress?
  • How do you plan to get involved with university life?
  • How do you relax?
  • Please describe your extra-curricular activities and how these will make you a better doctor.
  • Tell me about your hobbies outside of medicine.
  • Tell me about your voluntary work.
  • Tell me the two main issues that affect medical students today
  • Tell us about your hobbies and what you would bring to the medical school.
  • What are the demands placed on doctors?
  • What are the reasons doctors are criticised in the media?
  • What convinced you to pursue medicine?
  • What did you learn on your work experience?
  • What do you anticipate liking most about a career in medicine?
  • What do you think are likely to be the worst things about being a doctor?
  • What do you think you will struggle most with at medical school and why?
  • What do you understand about problem-based learning - Why do you think you will suit this style of learning
  • What extracurricular activities do you do and how will these help you during your medical career?
  • What have you done to find out about a career in medicine?
  • What is a spiral curriculum? What do you think of this type of structure?
  • What is meant by a multi-disciplinary team and what is its purpose?
  • What is the most important skill you learnt from your work experience?
  • What negative qualities do you have and how do you overcome them?
  • What previous experience do you have of the NHS?
  • Why do you want to be a doctor, not a nurse?
  • Why is it important to attend all lectures at medical school?

Duties of a Doctor

  • 1. Duties of a doctor
  • Can you give me an example of when you saw a doctor displaying qualities of a doctor in hospital
  • What qualities make a good doctor?
  • What skills do you have that will make you a good doctor?
  • Discuss a recent medical development and the impact you think it will have.
  • Tell me about a situation where you had to overcome a challenge
  • Tell me about a time you have demonstrated resilience.
  • Would you volunteer in an area affected by the Zika virus?
  • A colleague of yours was taking blood from a patient and injured themselves with the needle. They refuse to seek help or report the injury.
  • A GP you are shadowing snaps at an obese patient. What would you do?
  • Should doctors be allowed to go on strike?
  • Someone is coming from football practice, and he has cuts on his arms.
  • Travelling on the London Underground, one of your friends has become separated from the group. It’s their first time in London – describe your plan of action.
  • You are a medical student on the ward and overhear a nurse mocking a patient. How would you approach this situation?
  • You notice a colleague who smells of alcohol on placement. How would you deal with this situation?
  • Your best friend is being bullied - your older brother is responsible.
  • Can you give an example of a time where you have shown compassion to a patient or a vulnerable person
  • Can you give me an example of when you have used feedback to improve a situation that you were involved in?
  • Dealing with difficult colleagues
  • Give an example of when you have seen somebody lack empathy.
  • Give me an example of when you have shown good communication skills.
  • In what situations might good communication skills be important for a doctor?
  • Please explain in your own words the difference between empathy and sympathy.
  • Should doctors always discuss treatment with their patients?
  • Tell me about a time you worked as part of a team.
  • Tell us about a time you lead a team in a difficult situation.
  • Tell us about a time you showed good leadership.
  • What traits would you find hard to get along with in a colleague?
  • What would you do if the personal relationship between two colleagues had broken down, leading to problems within the team?
  • When were you a good team leader?
  • Your colleague is threatening to drop out of the medical course ahead of the dissection module due to a severe phobia of dead bodies.
  • A brain surgeon fakes the results of a clinical trial.
  • As a first-year medical student, you see a post on social media by another student criticising a consultant.
  • Did you see any ethical scenarios on your work experience?
  • Give me an example of a time you let someone down.
  • One of your colleagues, another junior doctor, has been seen stealing money on multiple occasions.
  • Tell me about a time you made a mistake.
  • What do you know about the Harold Shipman case?
  • What experience have you had with diversity and cultural differences?
  • Your friend calls you to tell you that if her parents ask, she was with you last night.

Ethics

  • The 4 Ethical Pillars of Medical Ethics - OVERVIEW
  • The three C's of medical ethics - OVERVIEW
  • Medical Ethics - Autonomy
  • Medical Ethics - Beneficence
  • Medical Ethics - Non-Maleficence
  • Medical Ethics - Justice
  • The 3Cs: Capacity
  • The 3Cs: Confidentiality
  • The 3Cs: Consent
  • Abortion and pregnancy
  • Assisted Reproduction
  • In GP Practice, a 26-year-old lady is 8 weeks pregnant and requesting an abortion.
  • End of Life Care
  • Euthanasia
  • Can you tell me what is meant by the term ‘Do not attempt resuscitation’?
  • It has been decided it is in the best interests of a patient to have their life support switched off. What would you need to consider when discussing your decision with the patient’s family?
  • Physician Assisted Suicide
  • Cosmetic surgery on the NHS
  • Discuss the use of homeopathy in the NHS.
  • How will the 7 day NHS affect…
  • Should vaccinations be compulsory for children?
  • Should we privatise the NHS?
  • You spot one of your patients, a recovering alcoholic about to have a liver transplant, clearly intoxicated in a bar.
  • 1. Organ Donation
  • 2. Jehovah's Witnesses
  • As a GP, you prescribe contraceptive pills to a 15-year old girl. The mother discovers and confronts you.
  • Discuss a time when a doctor may need to override patient autonomy.
  • Do you feel the modern Healthcare system has become too reliant on information technology?
  • Do you think speed limits should be raised from 70mph to 80mph?
  • How can social media impact healthcare?
  • Tell me about the ethics of giving money to the homeless.
  • Use the principles of the NHS to consider to what extent a patient should be able to choose their own treatment.
  • Genetics
  • Vaccinations
  • Antibiotics Resistance - what's the problem?
  • Biological and genetic treatments
  • Should parents have the right to experimental treatment? The Charlie Gard case.
  • Discuss the ethics surrounding stem cell research
  • Do you think mapping the human genome is a good idea?
  • The current use of virtual reality in modern medicine

Roleplay

  • Preparing for the roleplay station
  • Breaking Bad News - SPIKES
  • You are a baker. 6 weeks ago an order was taken and not put into the system.  The customer has arrived to pick up the order.
  • You ran over your neighbours cat - inform your neighbour
  • You, a baby sitter, accidently bump a child in the head. Please explain to Tim’s mother how he acquired this injury.
  • You, a dog walker, accidentaly lose a dog. You must inform the owner of the situation.
  • A patient expresses her concern that there is no gluten free nor vegan food in or around the hospital.
  • Your neighbour, a long-time smoker, has asked you for information on what harm smoking can do to his body. How do you approach this situation?

Hot Topics

  • How to approach Hot Topics
  • Can the Sugar Tax limit the obesity epidemic?
  • How can we attract more doctors
  • List three issues currently facing the NHS. Which one would be your top priority and why?
  • Should we allocate more funding towards A&E when compared to other specialities during winter?
  • Should we have specialist A&E departments in the UK for patients aged over 80?
  • Tackling the obesity epidemic
  • The Hadiza Bawa-Garba Case: what are the implications on junior doctors?
  • What are the causes and consequences of increasing primary care pressures?
  • What do you think the challenges of rural medicine are?
  • Why do you think A&E waiting times have increased recently and is the A&E 4-hour target a good idea?
  • Why do you think some A&E departments had to close this winter?
  • Why does the ageing population represent a challenge to the NHS?
  • Why is the NHS budget increasing if health standards are improving?
  • Youth mental health

The NHS

  • Tell me about the interaction between primary, secondary and tertiary services.
  • NHS Constitution & Values
  • The structure and role of the NHS

Special Stations

  • Article Station
  • Calculation
  • Data interpretation
  • Group Tasks
  • Picture Station
  • Task Station
  • Video Station
  • Article 1
  • Article 2
  • Article 3
  • Calculation 1
  • Calculation 2
  • Calculation 3
  • Calculation 4
  • Calculation 5
  • Data Interpretation 1
  • Data Interpretation 2
  • Data Interpretation 4
  • Data Interpretation 5
  • Data Interpretation 6
  • Picture 1
  • Picture 2
  • Picture 3
  • Picture 4
  • Picture 5
  • Picture 6

ABOUT THE TEAM/CONTRIBUTORS


We are proud to have many team members who have served on panel or MMI circuits for medical schools across the UK!

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