Medical Interview Styles, Dates & Decision Dates

Every Medical School Interview Dates & Decision Dates

This table has every single medical school in the UK, with their interview format, interview dates and when they usually send their decisions out.

You can search the table for your medical schools by using the search bar next to the table.

Medical SchoolInterview StyleInterview Invitation DateInterview DatesOffer Decision Dates
University of AberdeenMMISent out in batches and you are able to select a convenient slotNovember to end of February

Sent out in March/April
Anglia Ruskin UniversityMMINormally sent out at the end of NovemberA week each in mid-December, early January and late JanuaryMarch

Aston University


Between December and January – normally received a few weeks in advanceThroughout December and MarchNot available

Barts and the London school of MedicinePanelDecember and JanuaryJanuary and FebruaryMarch
Birmingham UniversityMMI

Sent out until places are filled. You can hear from them up until FebruaryDecember – February

Selected on a rolling-basis
Brighton and Sussex Medical schoolMMI

Likely to be sent mid-December and early JanuaryDecember and JanuaryFebruary and mid-March
University of Bristol


Anytime between November and MarchHeld on specific dates throughout November, December, January and FebruaryTend to make offers once all applicants have been interviewed
University of BuckinghamMMI

Sent out of an individual basisNot specifiedNot specified

University of CambridgePanelLate NovemberDecemberMid-January
University of CardiffMMIMid-November and you can choose a slotHeld for 2 weeks in December and 2 weeks in JanuaryBegin late February
University of DundeeMMIMid-NovemberDecember and JanuaryMarch
Edge Hill UniversityMMIMid-NovemberNot specifiedNot specified
University of EdinburghAssessment dayNovemberNot specifiedNormally March
University of ExeterMMIBegin around Mid-NovemberLate-November to mid-FebruaryMarch
University of GlasgowPanelLate-NovemberNormally in DecemberMarch
Hull York Medical schoolMMINovemberDecember and JanuarySent out in week commencing 1st February
Imperial College LondonMMIDecember - FebruaryDecember - MarchSent out on a rolling-basis
Keele UniversityMMINovember – January. Normally given 2 weeks noticeDecember - MarchDecisions made within 4 weeks of the interview date
Kent and Medway Medical schoolMMIMid-NovemberFrom DecemberNot specified
King’s college LondonMMIBeginning of NovemberJanuary and MarchSent out within 3 weeks of the interview date
Lancaster UniversityMMIDecember and January. At least within 2 weeks noticeHeld on 6 dates between December and FebruaryApril
Lincoln UniversityMMINovember and DecemberDecember to MarchNot specified
University of LeedsMMISent out in batches starting in DecemberJanuary - MarchLate March
University of LeicesterMMIMid-November to end of FebruaryEarly December to late FebruaryEarly February
University of LiverpoolMMIWill be invited by mid-January3 interview dates in January and FebruaryMarch
University of ManchesterMMILate November to early DecemberDecember – FebruaryBy mid-March
Newcastle UniversityMMIGiven at least 2 weeks noticeMid-December to end of JanuaryMid-March
Norwich UniversityMMIEnd of November in batchesDecember - FebruaryMarch
University of NottinghamMMIEnd of November to mid-DecemberDecember-MarchMid-March
University of OxfordPanelLast week of NovemberMid-DecemberSent very soon after the Christmas holiday
Plymouth UniversityMMILate-October to late-NovemberSpecific dates throughout JanuaryNot specified
Queen’s University Belfast School of MedicineMMINot specifiedSpecific dates in January and in MarchFrom Mid-April
University of SheffieldMMIEarly NovemberLate November – mid-DecemberMarch
University of St AndrewsMMI.On a rolling-basis from November to MarchLate November to Early December and then January to MarchEarly March
St George’s UniversityMMIEnd of NovemberDecember - AprilOn a rolling-basis
SunderlandMMIMid to late-NovemberDecember to early-FebruaryNot specified
Swansea UniversitySelection dayDecemberMarchNot specified
University of Central LancashireMMIEarly DecemberNot specifiedNot specified
University college LondonPanelSent out on a rolling-basis from November and given at least 2 weeks noticeDecember to MarchWithin 2 weeks of your interview
University of WarwickMMIEarly DecemberSpecific dates in DecemberNot specified

So what next?

As you begin your interview preparation, you can use our numerous 6med online resources and read our articles on how to ace the interview stage.

If you prefer to have more practice with students and doctors who have first-hand experience and tips on interviews, try the 6med interview crash course (which is included with our Interview Bundle).

The key to gaining confidence is though practice, practice and more practice. Make sure to use our workbooks which includes various different questions that are sure to come up.

A list of medical school potential interview topics are:

– Background and motivation

– NHS current affairs

– Knowledge of the medical school

– Work experience

– Medical ethics

– Skills and attributes of doctors

Note that interviews will either be MMI (multi-mini interview) or panel.

MMI interviews encompass a structured and timed circuit where groups of students rotate around 5-10 stations, with each station being one-to-one, focusing on a different theme e.g. work experience, medical ethics, communication, role play etc.

Panel interviews follow a more traditional structure (like a job interview) where each student is interviewed by normally 2-4 panel members who can be faculty members, doctors, older students or the general public. A panel interview normally lasts around 20 minutes, but this can vary. The key distinction is that MMI interviews are topic-focused whereas panel interviews are question-focused.

We wish you the best of luck with your interviews! If you’re after some support, check out our Interview Bundle below.