Teachers’ Guide to Medicine #4: Medical School Interviews

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2021-03-13

Medical schools use interviews to gain a better understanding of each applicant.

What does a medical school interview involve?

Medical school interviews usually take place between November to April and generally take the form of a traditional panel interview or multiple mini interviews (MMIs).

The differences between panel interviews and multiple mini interviews

Find out more about what qualities medical schools are looking for in your students.

How can I help my students prepare for their interviews?

Best ways to prepare for medical school interviews

Here are top four ways to help your students prepare for their medical school interview: 

1. Medical knowledge. Students should have a basic understanding of the common diseases and conditions, as well as the Good Medical Practice

2. Stay updated. Encourage students to stay updated with newsworthy items in the fields of medicine, biomedical science and healthcare.

3. Presentation matters. Advise on students’ presentation, including the dress code, eye contact, body language and tone of voice.

4. Mock interviews. Simulate mock interviews with your students. This helps them calm their nerves, get used to the interview style/format, find out their weaknesses and refine their interview techniques. 

Medify has helpful tips (Part 1 / Part 2) on preparing for medical school interviews. We also have an Online Interview Course that provides everything a student needs to know for their medical interviews for only £10. This includes example questions that can be used in mock interviews.

What about online interviews?

Online interviews became common in the COVID-19 pandemic. These tips will help your students prepare for online medical interviews.

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