Preparatory Course for Medical School Interviews (Includes Mock MMI and Panel Interviews)
Provided by Doctors Academy
About the course
Medical school interviews are highly competitive and may be a daunting experience. Each year, nearly 10 times as many students apply to medical schools than the number of available places. Although the entry requirements for each medical school varies, as a general rule, a prospective applicant would be expected to have attained a minimum of 2 'A's and an 'A*-B' grade in a third 'A' level (or equivalent) subject, a good set of GCSEs (minimum of 8 subjects), relevant work experience, and adequate extra-curricular and supra-curricular activities - all of which contribute to a strong personal statement and a successful offer. Once the applicant is selected based on the entry criteria, he or she will be expected to perform confidently and competently in a face-to-face interview. The topics that can be discussed in an interview will include the personal statement, understanding of the basis of common medical conditions, ethics and ethical dilemmas, essentials of medical research, understanding the NHS, and acknowledging the importance of the doctor-patient relationship.
This one-day intensive course is designed to equip applicants with an understanding and awareness of a variety of fundamental areas which are often broached in medical school interviews (both MMI and panel interviews). It encourages attendees to excel at interview, providing a sound basis to be successful in the interviews for the most competitive medical schools and helping them to obtain a place in the medical school of their first choice.
The course will offer attendees the opportunity to interact with doctors of various levels (junior doctors, registrars and consultants) and to gain an appreciation of what a doctor really does. There will also be a session dedicated to interacting with current medical students from many medical schools and engaging in a discussion in a Q&A format. This knowledge can be taken into the interview, enabling applicants to show an awareness of the cardinal components required to become a doctor, including clinical knowledge, competence, decision making, compassion, confidentiality and ethics.
• One-to-One Interview Sessions with Current Medical Students
• Review of Application and Getting Advice on What You Should Expect
• Generic Interview Session
• Panel and MMI interviews
• Feedback from Tutors
• Structure of the NHS and its Hierarchy
• Significance of Expression, Body Language and Positive Projection
• Compassion, Confidentiality and Ethics