How to Prepare for Medical School Interviews

Philip McElnay

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Format: Ebook

Publication date: August 14, 2021

Pages: 234 pages

ISBN: 9781911510925 Related titles:

Other editions available: Paperback



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
1 Applications 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

Five-star reviews:

Extremely Helpful
"An extremely invaluable book. If you are thinking of applying to medical school/university on a medical course, I would strongly recommend that you purchase a copy of this book, as it will help you to prepare for your upcoming interviews. It also gives you examples of full answers to different interview questions and scenarios."

Definitely recommend
"Great book, gives a good structure for answering different types of interview questions, explains reasoning for answers and even goes into the ethics. Covers a broad range of questions and really helps improve interview technique. Really recommend, great confidence boost for interviews."

Please buy this book if you want an excellent MMI interview preparation for UK medical schools
"It is an absolute must. Highly recommended."

Mega useful
"Very very useful"

"Excellent book to prepare for interviews"

The book is also in a great format, on good quality paper
"A detailed and comprehensive book, discussing questions from both MMI and traditional interview styles. It contains thought provoking questions within a variety of topics from abstract, ethics, the NHS and communication skills. The book is also in a great format, on good quality paper, making it easy to dip in and out. Would highly recommend."

Great techniques
"This book has fantastic examples of both MMI and traditional interview style questions (both types of question are equally useful irrespective of the interview). Also has very good explanations to each question, with techniques on how to answer similar questions to set you up for whatever is thrown at you!"

Helped me get all my offers
"Book helps you become more rounded as it has such variety, guidance is helpful to understand what interviewers are looking for. Especially good in tandem with the ISC book.
Helped me get all 4 offers for medicine, so I would recommend."

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