The panel interview: what to expect and how to prepare
Advice from an admissions tutor
- By: Kevin G Murphy
Interviews can be scary. It can seem as if your entire future is riding on how you perform over those crucial few minutes. Even for experienced interviewees this can be stressful. When applying for medical school, the process may well include your first experience of an interview. Virtually all medical schools have some form of interview, and you are likely to have to face a panel of interviewers and explain to them why you want to study medicine, and why you’ll make a good doctor.
So if you are invited to interview, take heart. It takes a lot of time and effort to arrange and run a panel interview, and medical schools only ask candidates to attend one if they think, from their application, that they could make a good student on their course. If you are asked to an interview, it means that on paper you look an excellent