Doing well at interview is is all about coming across as a friendly, likeable person who is passionate about becoming a doctor, and has the qualities, knowledge and determination to be a good one.
A big part of showing this will be effective communication. You’ll be taught how communicate effectively through:
- Communication skills seminar
- Answering common question types
- Structuring your answers
Common Interview Topics
We’ll teach you what you need to know about things like medical ethics, the NHS and current affairs. This won’t be read to you though – the entire Interview Crash Course is designed to be as interactive as possible. Some of the topics we’ll cover during the course of the day:
- Medical ethics workshop & group work
- NHS and Current Affairs – Things you should know
- MMI stations – Lateral thinking & breaking bad news
Putting Learning Into Practice
This is where the real fun begins! We’ll give a volunteer a mock interview in front of the rest of the class whilst they watch and critique. The volunteer can (and should) use the knowledge they gained in the morning to give themselves an advantage, and after the interview, both the instructors and the other students will give them constructive feedback about what they did wonderfully and what could be improved.
Unfortunately we can’t guarantee everyone a mock interview.