Interview guide

Interviews are used by all medical schools to decide on an applicants suitability for medicine.

Whilst the format can vary, for instance panel versus mock mini interview, the ability to answer any and all kinds of questions will determine your chances to get an offer to medical school.

Luckily, we've put together some examples of common interview questions and how to answer them!

Make sure you have a go at answering the questions before looking at the model answers!

Keep checking back, as we're always adding more questions!

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Interview questions

Why do you want to be a doctor?

A classic interview question.

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When have you demonstrated leadership?

This question relies on you having performed adequate and quality reflection!

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You've caught a colleague drinking alcohol at work, what do you do?

This question tests your ability to solve an ethical issue and identify the key issues in the short and long term.

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What is a major health issue you see affecting the NHS in the future?

Our NHS is under an immense amount of strain. What do you think is going to be a major issue in the future?

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What makes you able to deal with the academic demands of medicine?

Amongst other things, medicine is immensely academic and every medical student must be able to assimilate a huge amount of information.

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