Preparing for your interview
The Interview Prep website takes candidates step-by-step through the medical school interview. The website takes 30 minutes to work through and includes videos and activities, covering:
- What medical schools are looking for in candidates
- What candidates can do if they don’t have access to practice sessions
- Dealing with nerves and anxiety
- The different types of interview, including the “structured interview” and “multiple-mini interview”
The website is free and requires only a quick registration. It is made to complement the many resources on applications to medicine that can be found here on the Medical Schools Council website.
How to run a mock MMI
The interview is one of the final stages in the medical school application process and the most common interview method used by medical schools is the multiple-mini interview (MMI). "How to run a mock MMI", created by University of Exeter medical student Olivia Eguiguren Wray and published by the Medical Schools Council, is intended to be a complete guide to running a mock MMI session. It includes tips for students and interviewers, a step-by-step guide to running a mock MMI and debrief session, practice stations and mark schemes.
Applicant Webinars - Medical School Interviews
The Medical Schools Council, which represents UK medical schools, is running a series of free webinars for prospective applicants on how to prepare for medical school interviews.
What will the webinars cover?
- The interview process and the different types of interview
- The types of skills and attributes which medical schools assess during the interview process
- How to prepare for medical school interviews and MMIs
- The free resources available to applicants