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Course Information 2019-09-09T09:57:49+00:00

Our 7-hour Interview Crash Course offers the perfect balance of theory and practice to give you the best chance of getting that coveted place at Medical School.

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. That sounds pretty simple, and indeed it is – there’s nothing particularly complicated or difficult about the interview at all. But having said that, preparation is of course, essential, and as the majority of students have never done anything of the sort before, it can be a significant source of worry and stress.

We want to help with that worry and stress. We can’t get rid of completely, but we can give you the tools you need to succeed at the interview. We’ll teach you how to go about structuring your answers, we’ll teach you what you need to know about things like medical ethics, the NHS and current affairs, and we’ll give you an individual mock interview with personalised feedback to make sure you know what to work on. That’s a really important point by the way – being good at interviews (and indeed, at life in general) requires you to understand your own areas of weakness and actively work on them. We’ll do our best to help you identify these issues, but it’ll be down to you to improve them yourself.

Morning | 10:00am – 1:00pm

We’re going to spend the morning taking you through the fundamentals – some of what we’ll be going over is listed to the right.

The whole day is going to be very interactive, with plenty of group discussion and very little in the way of plain, spoon-fed teaching. The fact that we’ll have 2 instructors and just 15 students in each class means that everyone will get multiple opportunities to contribute and to shine. And that also means that we (the instructors) will be able to subtly identify your individual areas of weakness and give you tips to improve them.

  • Communication skills seminar
  • Answering common question types
  • Structuring your answers
  • Medical ethics workshop & group work
  • NHS and Current Affairs – Things you should know
  • MMI stations – Lateral thinking & breaking bad news

Afternoon | 2:00pm – 5:00pm

This is where the real fun begins! We’ll be giving each of you a different mock interview (in front of everyone else), which will consist of a mix of standard questions, lateral thinking questions, medical ethics and MMI scenarios. You can (and should) use the knowledge you gained in the morning to give yourself an advantage, and after your interview, both the instructors and the other students will give you constructive feedback about what you did wonderfully and what could be improved. When someone else is being interviewed, you should be thinking of what your own responses to the questions would be – this means you’ll get 15 interviews worth of practice and therefore, the odds of something surprising you at your actual interview will be significantly reduced.

After the interviews and feedback, we’ll be finishing the day off with a somewhat intense quick-fire session, where we’ll be throwing random questions and scenarios at you to see if you’ve got a grasp of what we spent the day trying to teach you. There’ll also be an opportunity after the course for you to chat to the instructors about the universities you’re applying to, your personal statement, or anything else you’re concerned about.

Throughout the day, constructive honesty will be our default policy. If we think you’re coming across as too arrogant, too ignorant or just socially inept, we will have no qualms about telling you this to your face. We want to create an environment where everyone can improve, and skirting delicately around areas of individual weakness isn’t going to help anyone.

The Interview Crash Course Handbook

Just like with our BMAT and UKCAT courses, every student who attends the Interview Crash Course will get a free copy of our Course Handbook. You should treat this as your Bible during the interview season – it will greatly help you understand what’s going on in the medical world, and will therefore be beneficial to your life.

Written by our team of experienced medical students, the Interview Crash Course Handbook is the perfect reference manual for your interview preparation. The content is presented in an informal yet informative style, which makes it much easier to read than the majority of “proper” interview books on the market. We’ve included everything we think you should know before your interview, including easy-to-follow articles about the NHS and Current Affairs that they love to ask about.

Table of Contents

Booking for the Interview Crash Course is now open. If you’d like to know more about the course or about us, feel free to browse around this website, and please do contact us if you have any questions. Course dates and locations can be found on the registration page.

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