Medical School Interview Format [All Universities]

Every Medical School Interview Format + Unique Aspects

This table has every single medical school in the UK, with their interview format and unique aspects you should consider when interviewing there.

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UniversityInterview StyleMMI Station DetailsUnique Aspects
AberdeenMMI8 Stations.
7 minutes each -
2 minutes reading + 5 minutes discussion/task completion.
Frequently assessed on understanding of medical career ladder, motivation for medicine, and problem solving.
Anglia RuskinMMI10 stations.
7 minutes each.
Short rest between stations.
Assessed on 3 criteria: 1) Communication and interpersonal skills, 2) Problem solving and initiative, 3) Personal integrity and moral reasoning
Aston
MMI7-10 stations.May involve actors in roleplay scenario. Number of stations based on GMC guidelines.
Barts and The LondonTraditional-Three panel members. 15-20 minutes. Frequently assessed on NHS ‘hot topics’ and what you would bring to life at Barts.
Birmingham


MMI7 stations.
6 minutes each (+2 minutes reading time)
1) Ethics 2) Motivation and Insight into Medicine: Challenges faced by practitioners 3) Data Interpretation 4) Interactive Task: Engagement with student 5) Motivation and Insight into Medicine: Personal Qualities 6) Dealing with personal and ethical challenges 7) Interactive Task: Role Play.
Frequently assessed on medical news.
Brighton and SussexMMI5 stations.
10 minutes each.
1 minute between stations.
Frequently assessed on work experience and Medical School Council’s core values.
BuckinghamMMINot specified.Frequently assessed on professionalism, ethical scenarios, and data analysis.
CambridgeTraditional-Frequently assessed on basic science and maths.
Interview format varies between colleges.
CardiffMMI9 stations.
6 minutes each.
Frequently assessed on empathy, leadership ability, insight into professional life, insight into the Welsh NHS, time management and teamwork, and problem solving.
DundeeMMI10 stations.
7 minutes each – 1-minute reading + 6 minutes for discussion/task completion.
Frequently assessed on role play and selling points unique to Dundee.
Edge HillMMINot specified.Frequently assessed on understanding and motivation for wanting to join the programme, verbal communication skills, integrity/probity, teamwork/leadership, empathy and compassion, awareness of current health challenges, ethical awareness, awareness of self and others, prioritisation/decision making, interpretation of data.
EdinburghMMI3 rotations.
10 minutes each.
20 minutes preparation work before interviews commence.
1) Communication skills 2) Critical and ethical reasoning 3) Career exploration
As part of assessment half-day, during which candidates will have an opportunity to find out more about studying medicine at Edinburgh.
ExeterMMI7 stations.
3 minutes each.
3 minutes in between each station.
Frequently assessed on course details, role play and non-academic qualities.
GlasgowTraditional-Two panels. Scenario discussion forms part of interview.
Hull YorkMMI (including Group)Group exercise (20 points) – 20 minutes
Personal qualities interview (20 points) – 10 minutes with 2 interviewers
Issues in medicine interview (20 points) – 10 minutes with 2 interviewers
Scenario stations (20 points) – 5 minutes
Frequently assessed on personal statement, and medical issues.
ImperialTraditional-20 minutes. 3-4 interviewers. Frequently assessed on personal statement.
KeeleMMI11 stations.
5 minutes each.
Frequently assessed on motivation/experiences informing your decision to pursue a medical degree, insight and empathy, responsibilities and challenges of being a doctor, awareness of ethical issues, resilience, comprehension, and effective communication.
30-minute clinical maths test – 20 questions and simple calculator can be used.
Kent and MedwayMMINot specified.Candidates who are invited to interview will be able to view information on MMI timings and logistics via their applicant portal.
King’sMMINot specified.Frequently assessed on ethical scenarios, current topics in the news, and reasons for applying.
LancasterMMI (including Group)Not specified.Frequently assessed on NHS ‘hot topics’, and problem-based learning.
20-minute group activity.
LeedsMMI8 stations.
6 minutes each.
1-minute break between stations.
Assessed on ethical reasoning, self-evaluation, communication skills and problem-solving.
BMAT station – assessed on BMAT essay discussion.
LeicesterMMI8 stations.Frequently assessed on what makes a good patient consultation, personal statement, medical news and ethical scenarios, and calculation skills.
LiverpoolMMINot specified.Frequently assessed on Medical School Council’s ‘core values and attributes needed to study medicine’.
ManchesterMMINot specified.Frequently assessed on communication skills, reasons for wanting to do medicine, matters of medical interest, previous caring experience, and ethical and social issues.
NewcastleMMI7 stations.
7 minutes.
Frequently assessed on integrity, communication, empathy and self-awareness, motivation and commitment to study medicine, compatibility with the programme, teamwork, organisation, and resilience.
Role play stations.
NorwichMMI6 stations.
5 minutes each.
1.5 minutes of preparation time in between each station.
Frequently assessed on course details.
NottinghamMMI8 stations.
5 minutes each.
1st station has additional 3 minutes of ice-breaker questions.
Documents required on the day.
OxfordTraditional-Two separate interviews with two tutors of the college.
Frequently assessed on data interpretation.
PlymouthMMINot stated.Frequently assessed on GMC guidelines.
Queen’s BelfastMMINot stated.Frequently assessed on problem-solving, and medical ethics.
SheffieldMMI8 stations.
8 minutes each.
Frequently assessed on course details.
SouthamptonTraditional & Group-Group task involves around 8 candidates discussing a certain topic, whilst being observed by two interviewers.
St AndrewsMMI6 stations.
6 minutes each.
Frequently assessed on ethical issues, and role play scenarios.
St. George’sMMI8 stations.
5 minutes each.
Frequently assessed on medicine ‘hot topics’, problem-solving skills, and role-play tasks.
SunderlandMMINot specifiedFrequently assessed on course details, understanding of PBL, and personal statement.
SwanseaTraditional-30-minute situational judgement test (written).
2 interviews.
20 minutes each.
Frequently assessed on personal statement, and course details.
UCLanMMI8 stations.
7 minutes each – 5 minutes activity + 2 minutes reading.
Transferable skills statement form discussed at one station.
Proof of ID needed on day.
Frequently assessed on current healthcare news and ethical dilemmas.
UCLTraditional-Frequently assessed on personal statement, and BMAT essay discussion.
WarwickMMI6 stations.
2 hours in total.
Frequently assessed on course details.
Original copies of work experience required on day of interview.

So what next?

Knowing the interview format for your chose university represents the first step in gaining your well-deserved place. The subsequent steps involve practicing frequently asked questions with friends, teachers and family, keeping up to date with important medical topics, and making sure you can explain everything on your personal statement!

The process isn’t easy, and may feel daunting at times. Just remember that an interview invitation means the medical school already believes that you’re the kind of student they want – now’s your chance to show them in person!

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