All the tips for a traditional medical school interview are still appropriate for Oxbridge Medicine interviews, but it is unlikely you will be asked a question for which you have prepared. The best tip for excelling in an Oxbridge medical application is to ensure your GCSE and A Level knowledge of the sciences is exceptional. It is also crucial that you undertake additional reading around a subject interest of yours to demonstrate your dedication to and interest in Medicine. Finally, you will need to familiarise yourself with the experience of not knowing the answer – the interviewers will want to see how you face new challenges and problems, so get ready to do some thinking on your feet!
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Oxbridge Medicine Interviews (i.e. those held at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge) will be a little different from other, traditional medical school interviews.
With a real range of Medical Schools to choose from in the UK, and even more options overseas, it is one of the most difficult early decisions you will need to make.