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Hull-York

Last Year the interview process had three components, which can happen in any order. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IT HAS CHANGED I AM NOT SURE IF THE GROUP WORK ELEMENT HAS BEEN RETAINED.

A group interview lasting 20 minutes. The main aim of this group activity at interview is to allow a ‘live’ assessment of your ability to work effectively with your peers. You will be scored on your level of contribution using a prescribed set of grade descriptors, by an experienced problem-based learning tutor and one other trained assessor. In particular, they are interested in:
your ability to work collaboratively in a group
how you contribute relevant information to the group discussion
whether you articulate your own thoughts effectively and clearly in this setting
A first structured personal interview lasting 10 minutes. There will be two interviewers. There will be no more than three key questions during the interview, but interviewers will ask you to expand your responses. Each interviewer will score your responses separately using a prescribed set of grade descriptors. The questions will focus on:
motivation and commitment to a career in medicine: why do you want to be a doctor? Experience and understanding of a career in medicine: here’s an opportunity for you to talk about your work experience, and remember, don’t just tell them what you did, explain what you learned from it.
Awareness and understanding of current medical issues: these are about topical issues, so keep up-to-date in the weeks leading up to the interview, and be ready to give a balanced and well-reasoned answer. Show the interviewers that you’ve considered both sides of the argument, but be sure to come down on one side.
A second structured personal interview, also lasting 10 minutes. There will be two interviewers. There will be no more than three key questions during the interview, but interviewers will ask you to expand your responses. Each interviewer will score your responses separately using a prescribed set of grade descriptors. The questions will focus on:
Communication skills
Personal qualities such as empathy, tolerance of ambiguity and resilience
critical thinking: this explores your ability to understand a complex issue, verbalise your approach to it and reach a conclusion. In these types of questions, it’s important to take a moment to consider your answer. You may be asked to make a hard decision, so consider both sides and reach a reasoned conclusion
The two personal interviews are equally weighted — one is not more important than the other.

Other common topics asked about in the past were about;

knowledge and understanding of problem-based learning
depth and breadth of interests, knowledge and reflection about medicine and the wider world, current issues
teamwork and work experience
personal insight -– knowledge of own strengths and weaknesses

understanding of the role of medicine in society

Capacity for empathy
The two interviewers will independently evaluate each answer and score your interview out of 50. Their two scores are averaged to give your interview score.’

Why Hull-York

Early clinical exposure and patient contact with lots of PBL. The course is fully integrated with lots of primary care exposure. The medical school is new with modern teaching facilities on both campuses. The campus at York is very beautiful with lakeside views and stunning scenery. Lots of societies and sports to join.

Student Life

Hull’s campus has its own £3.2 million nightclub,

Facilities

Hull York Medical School is spread out over two campuses. The Hull campus is situated in East Yorkshire, on the northern shore of the Humber Estuary. The York campus is on the edge of the medieval city of York. Students are allocated by ballot.

Education

A £1.5 million donation is being used towards building a new biomedical research facility at the University of Hull.

Sport

There are excellent sports facilities at both Hull and York universities.

 

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