Traditional Medicine Interview Questions

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In a traditional medical school interview scenario, you will remain in one room for the duration of the interview, and be assessed by one group of people (often two to four interviewers; these could be a mixture of doctors, lecturers, medical students and laypeople). The interview will typically last around 15-30 minutes.

Medicine Interviews: The Old Fashioned Way

Traditional interviews are commonly used at:

  • Cambridge
  • Glasgow
  • Imperial College London
  • Oxford
  • Plymouth
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University College London

This resource is designed to help you prepare for these all-important aspects of your medical application. Along with downloadable resources, this article tells you:

  • Why universities use traditional interviews
  • The kinds of questions you can expect to be asked
  • Guidance on how to prepare
  • Some example questions

The downloads also provide a more extensive list of traditional-style Medicine interview questions for you, and an interactive manual to help you through a practice exercise for improving interview skills.


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