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Interview preparation

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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.

See How to run a mock MMI here.

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

To book your free place, register using the links below:

Wednesday 20 January 2021, 12pm - 1pm

Thursday 28 January 2021, 12pm - 1pm

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