What to do if you don’t get a medical school interview
How to get back on track to medical school if you haven’t been asked to an interview
If you haven’t been invited to a medical school interview this year, don’t despair. In 2016, 20 100 applicants applied to study medicine in the United Kingdom. Only 8000 spaces were available,1 and up to half of applicants would not have received an invitation to interview.2 In this article, we provide advice to help you work out why you were not invited to an interview and what you can do to strengthen your application next time.
Firstly, you need to identify which aspects of your application let you down. You can ask the admissions team at the medical schools you applied to for feedback. However, not all medical schools offer personalised feedback and, if they do, it can sometimes take several months to receive it. If it is going to take a long time to get feedback, you could ask teachers or previously successful applicants for their opinions on why they