The interview is structured and formal to make sure every student is asked the same questions and receives the same prompts. It’s not a test of your scientific knowledge but aims to explore your attitudes, outlook and way of thinking.
If you’re selected for interview for the BMBS programme you need to show us you have the following essential qualities to become a doctor of tomorrow:
• Veracity and honesty
• Motivation and commitment
• Pro-social attitudes e.g. students who show empathy and who are non-judgmental
• Communication skills, including listening
• Potential for leadership
• Students who show insight into what it is to be a doctor
• The ability to be a team player
• The ability to deal with stress appropriately
• Problem solving skills
• Students who know their limitations, their strengths and weaknesses
• Students who demonstrate a suitable approach to life and people
The main campus is in the centre of the city. There is a thriving student population. Halls are comfortable and reasonably priced. The sea is a15 min walk away and Dartmoor National Park a short drive away. There are many clubs and societies.
Plymouth is the only UK University to have its own diving and marine centre where students can gain an internationally recognised diving qualification as part of their marine-based degree. It also has a state-of-the-art Immersive Vision theatre, and a natural-light photography studio, thought to be the only ones of their kind in a UK university.
The university offers 24/7 access to on-campus computer suites and its library, and recently opened a new employability centre – Gateway – which provides careers information, CV advice and interview tuition to all current students and recent graduates. It is also constructing a £19m marine facility that will house the country’s most advanced wave-tank facilities.
Plymouth Medical School uses a lot of PBL