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Leicester Interviewsdownload

Leicester has sent out an update which states

‘We will also be changing our interview process with the introduction of multiple mini-interviews (MMI).

Leicester University MMI information:
'The Multiple Mini Interviews will comprise 8 stations. The stations will test commitment, written communication, verbal communication, comprehension and interpretation, calculation, personal qualities, physical and social interaction and motivation to read medicine. 
Each station will be marked independently and the scores collated  to achieve an overall mark for each applicant.'

Why Leicester?

It is located close to the city centre. It has a reputation for excellent, well delivered highly rated training. Anatomy training involves using cadavers and dissection and is considered amongst the best in the country.

LeicesterMedicalSchool consistently ranks in the top 10 medical schools

Leicester is an ethnically diverse city with gives an opportunity to study many diseases including those common in other countries.

LeicesterUniversity is one of the best British Universities. The techniques used in genetic finger printing were discovered and developed at LeicesterUniversity. There are over 100 student clubs – for details see on link below The University of Leicester Students’ Union

The course is integrated.  There is not much PBL

Warwick Medical School

Warwick/Bart’s Graduate Entry Interview Procedure 

Warwick takes postgraduate students. There are two selection centres; one at Warwick and a joint selection procedure with Bart’s. The format of the interview seems to be the same in both centres.

There are 3 main sections:

A written paper which is usually not science or medicine related. It is supposed to test your ability to reflect, manage and prioritise. For example one article in the past was about a student liaison committee and tasks that had to be carried out. You had to decide which task should be done when and discuss why.

A group task to show team working skills [remember doctors work in teams]. It has involved ball bearings in the past. Remember to smile, try and make yourself useful, involve others who are quiet etc and try and avoid arguing. One person watches you and how you interact and scores you.

A one to one interview with a consultant. This has included a video of a doctor –patient consultation with questions on how the doctor did. Did he communicate well? What went right, what went wrong and what could have been improved.

Other questions are usually the standard interview questions.

Why Warwick?

WarwickUniversity is a prestigious well know research based university. Students study in a self – contained campus with shops and restaurants. The campus is surrounded by lakes, woods and landscaped gardens.

Warwick only takes postgraduate students – so the course is tailored for you. And it has the largest postgraduate intake of any medical school by far. The MedicalSchool is fully equipped with the latest technology, including smart-boards, clever boards, plasma screens and touch screens.

It is situated in Coventry which has all the facilities of a city. It is ethnically diverse which means that you are able to see a wide range of diseases from other countries.

It is an integrated course.


The interview format is changing to a MMI format in 2012/2013

Five candidates are interviewed simultaneously. They rotate around 5 separate stations. Each station lasts 7 minutes and candidates will be scored against criteria. Each station will cover one subject and communication and interpersonal skills will also be noted.

Why Aberdeen?

Aberdeen is an ancient university, well respected with a great sense of history. It has over 11,000 students studying many subjects. The MedicalSchool is over 500 years old but offers a modern degree programme which was revamped in 2009 and uses a systems based approach and PBL.

It has a state of the art fully equipped teaching and learning centre – The Suttie Centre. There is the chance to learn in both urban and rural environments such as the Shetlands and the Isle of Skye.


Before the interview you have the opportunity to go on a tour of the medical school and talk to medical students

The interview panel usually consists of three interviewers. Usually this includes a doctor, staff from the University and sometimes a lay person. The interview panel will have read your Personal Statement so expect to be asked questions relating to it.

Common questions relate to

  • knowledge of and interest in study in Sheffield
  • motivation for Medicine
  • evidence of commitment for caring
  • depth and width of interests (achievements in specific fields)
  • communication skills
  • understanding the nature of Medicine
  • medical work experience.
  • topical issues in the press
  • ethical issues

The Medical School states

‘After your interview the panel will grade you on your performance at the interview. Based upon this grading the Admissions Tutor for Undergraduate Medicine will then make the final decision as to whether you are offered a place on the course, held on a reserve list or rejected.  You will normally be notified of this decision through UCAS within three weeks of the date of your interview.’

Why Sheffield?

Sheffield is a well regarded city with a big University. The Medical School was founded in 1828 and has many prestigious alumni including Hans Kreb – who was Professor of Biochemistry and discovered the Kreb’s cycle. Student accommodation is good and relatively cheap and is close to the Medical School.

It is a systems based integrated course.

Keele Medical School

Keele are changing the format of the interviews to multiple mini interviews (MMIs), where candidates undertake a series of short interview stations. The MMI will include a series of nine 5-minute stations plus two 5-minute rests. They will use a range of station formats.

The Multiple Mini Interview, in addition to forming an overall impression of the student, will be assessing in particular the following areas:

• Experiences informing your decision to pursue a medical career   i.e – why you want to be a doctor, your work experience, evidence of commitment to community

• Professionalism – key qualities of a doctor, duties of a doctor

• Ethical awareness   – medical ethics

• Empathy & insight [possibly role play with an actor/actress]

• Clinical communication

• Responsibilities of a doctor

• Resilience   [how you handle stress]

• Clinical data handling   [may be given an a paper to interpret and discuss]

Why Keele?

Keele has a beautiful University campus. It is the largest University campus and occupies a 617 acre estate and Keele Hall one of the main University buildings is a ancient beautiful grade two listed building.

Most students live on campus. It is famous for having excellent on site entertainment every day of the week. As a small medical school there is a community feel. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside

As a modern medical school it has new, up to date facilities. The Keele curriculum is an innovative modern medical curriculum. It is integrated and includes problem based learning. It is a spiral course which means that subjects are re visited in greater depth as you progress through the medical school. It uses cadavers and dissection in the teaching of anatomy. There is patient contact from the first term