Five questions to expect at your medical school interview
Preparing how to answer questions on subjects that you’re likely to be asked about can help your performance at interview
- By: David Gregg
Being interviewed for medical school is tough. One way that might help you get ahead of other interviewees is to prepare for certain subjects that are nearly always asked about and to practise your answers.
Before your interview, make sure you know why you want to be part of this challenging yet rewarding profession. If you can’t articulate this clearly, then you should take a step back and work out why you are putting yourself through this process.
Talking about how you enjoy helping people or how you like science is unlikely to impress your interviewers. Julian Burton, an admissions tutor at the University of Sheffield, says, “Everyone’s job involves helping people to some extent. We want to see candidates demonstrate an understanding of what being a doctor is like, and why it appeals to you.”
Think back to the work experience you have done. Reflect on not just what