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.