Preparatory Course for UK Medical School Interviews

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About the course


This intensive half-day course is designed to equip applicants with an understanding and awareness of a variety of important areas that are often broached in medical school interviews (both MMI and panel interviews). Through a number of simulated interviews conducted by doctors, as well as structured overviews of key topics, it will enable candidates to practise how to answer questions posed in the interviews in a manner that will allow them to excel.

The course will offer attendees the opportunity to discuss the topics that are commonly asked in medical school interviews in a simulated and focused setting. These include:

  • Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas
  • Essentials of Medical Research
  • The Basis of Common Medical Conditions
  • Structure of the NHS and Its Hierarchy
  • The Importance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • Cardinal Components Required to Become a Doctor (clinical knowledge; competence; decision making; compassion; confidentiality; and ethics)

Salient Features:

  • Simulated Interview Sessions
  • Individualised Feedback from Tutors (Doctors)
  • Discussion of High-Yield Topics Broached in the Interview



0820-0830: Registration

0830-0840: Introduction

0840-0900: Structure of Mini Medical Interviews (MMIs) and Panel Interviews

0900-0915: What Do the Medical Schools and the Interviewers Expect of You?

0915-0930: Significance of Expression, Body Language and Positive Projection

0930-0945: Structure of the NHS and Its Hierarchy

0945-1000: Good Clinical Practice, Confidentiality and Medical Ethics

1000-1015: Care and Compassion


1015-1030: Break

1035-1245: Interview Sessions

Topics Covered:

Current Issues Facing the NHS

Moral and Ethical Reasoning

Teamwork and Leadership

Decision Making and Professionalism

Group Work for PBL, CBL and TBL

Genetics in Medicine

Current Advances in Medicine

Data Interpretation

Data Analysis

Problem Solving

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Motivation to Study Medicine

1245-1255: Question and Answer Session

1255-1300: Summary and Close


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