How to Prepare for Medical School Interviews
By Philip McElnay
Apr 2016 , 234 pp
HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE 2017 BMA BOOK AWARDS!
Here's what the judges said:
"The book is thorough and well written. It has many good questions and challenging scenarios and will allow candidates to prepare thoroughly for their interview. This is a useful book with plenty of scenarios for medical school applicants to practise and prepare. I am not aware of any other books in this subject area that describe potential interview questions to such depth. The quality of the questions as well as the answers and the variety is satisfying to see."
Competition ratios for medical school are approximately
10:1. Faced with the increasing numbers of well-qualified applicants, the
medical school interview has become a vital part of the application
process. Put simply, if you want to get
into medical school, you will need to do well in your medical school interview.
As well as the more traditional use of across the table interview questions, many medical schools are now using Multiple Mini Interviews as a core part of their recruitment process.
How to Prepare for Medical School Interviews is the largest collection of both types of interview questions available. It contains over 200 practice questions with full answers, as well as detailed practical advice to help you approach your interviews with confidence.
Edited by an academic surgical registrar and with real-life contributions
from students from medical schools across the UK, How to Prepare for Medical School Interviews is the perfect book to help you get ready for, practise
and succeed in your medical school interview.
List of contributors; Foreword; Preface
and interview preparation
2 Applying to Oxford or Cambridge
3 Questions about you
4 Hot topics in medicine
5 Academic questions
6 Questions about medical careers
7 Communication skills scenarios
8 Problem-solving scenarios
9 Ethics and decision making
10 Abstract questions
11 Knowledge of the course
12 Medical knowledge
13 Motivation for medicine
14 National Health Service (NHS) questions
15 Technical skills questions
16 Thinking on your feet