A very interactive medical school interview course with excellent results.
- Includes traditional and MMI format
- Small numbers. Personal feedback
- Full coverage of all types of questions
- Workshops on ethical issues/scenarios
- Coverage of important NHS issues
- Suitable for both A'Level and graduate entrants
- UNLIMITED SUPPORT after the course
- Venues in Birmingham and London
10% discount if you book 2 places within the same booking.
CONTENT OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL INTERVIEW COURSE
Through a mix of interactive lectures and small-group workshops, you will learn many valuable medical school interview techniques, including:
- How to structure to your answers convincingly.
- How to use each question as an opportunity to sell yourself.
- How to deliver your answers in a natural manner.
- Important interview techniques to answer all medical school interview questions.
- Other important issues such as body language, what questions to ask at the end.
The course covers all aspects of medical school interviews, including questions on
- Personal statement, work experience and motivation
- Generic skills (communication, team playing, leadership, initiative, stress, etc)
- NHS issues & hot topics
- Medical ethics and ethical scenarios
- Lateral thinking questions.
- Multi Mini Interviews (communication stations, role play, group discussions etc)
STRUCTURE OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL INTERVIEW COURSE
||REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
A chance for candidates who arrive early to discuss any to discuss their application and personal issues with the trainer and other candidates.
||PRESENTATION & MOTIVATION QUESTIONS
Learn to structure and personalise your answers to some of the key motivation questions. This first session provides candidates with a unique opportunity to practise and discuss their own answers with others and to discuss personal circumstances with our trainers. This includes questions such as:
- Tell me about yourself.
- Tell us about your work experience.
- Take us through your application form.
- Why medicine? Why this school?
- Why not any other profession?
- Why are you the best candidate?
- and many other questions.
||GENERIC SKILLS & INTERVIEW PRACTICE
Learn to answer questions relating to your interpersonal skills and how to provide meaningful examples in a way that is both structured and personal.
- Communication skills
- Team work
- Leadership and management
- Handling stress
- Strengths and weaknesses
- Studying for medicine (including types of teaching methods, pros and cons)
||GROUP DISCUSSIONS, MMI & WORKSHOP
In small groups, candidates learn to understand and discuss some of the more difficult questions asked at interviews and to provide answers which are tailored what the interviewers are looking for. In most medical schools, these questions are used to identify the more mature candidates. This session equips candidates with all the tools they need.
- Lateral thinking questions
- Ethics (abortion, animal testing, euthanesia, etc) & Medical ethical principles and scenarios
- Difficult situations (difficult consultations, difficult colleagues)
- Role play, Group Discussions and other MMI stations
||NHS - CURRENT ISSUES & POLITICS
A thorough look at current issues and NHS reforms to enable candidates to discuss confidently the key topics currently addressed at interviews, including recent press coverage of fundamental issues. This session takes the form of an interactive discussion, where candidates can discuss and debate the issues raised by those hot topics and learn to provide a personal opinion in a confident manner.
||BODY LANGUAGE & OTHER QUESTIONS
Discussion on other ways of making a good impression at interview, including body posture, body language and dress code.
||CONCLUSION & END
Note: Timings are approximate and may vary on the day depending on the participative nature of the group and the length of refreshment breaks. Although most courses will finish at 17:30, some may finish earlier or later.
Our medical school interview skills course provides ample opportunities for personal practice, discussion and exchange of ideas. Because of the small number of participants you will also be able to raise any personal issues you want us to address.
WHO RUNS THE MEDICAL SCHOOL INTERVIEW COURSES
All interview courses are run by very experienced tutors with in-depth knowledge of the medical school interview process, communication skills and NHS issues. Courses are run in turn by:
Over the course of the day, your tutor will get to know you well, which will enable him to give you personal feedback on your answers and performance.
VENUE, FEES & COURSE DATES
We run Medical School interview skills courses regularly between September and March each year. New dates are added regularly.
Our next interview courses entry to Medical School will take place as follows:
||Sat 21 Sep
||Sat 28 Sep
||Sat 21 Sep
||sat 28 Sep
||Sat 12 Oct
OPEN - Book online FULL COURSE
London: Grange White Hall Hotel, Montague Street, London WC1B 5BP (Central London)
Kings Cross, Euston, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square, Holborn
Birmingham : Hilton Garden Inn, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 5HW
10 minutes' walk from Birmingham New Street Railway Station
9:30am prompt start, until 5:30pm
£169, all inclusive (Course, substantial handout, unlimited support after the course, refreshments & lunch)
WHY OUR COACHING IS SUCCESSFUL
Our coaching achieves a high success rate. There are four main reasons behind our success:
Maximum 16 participants.
With a small group size, we ensure that you get the maximum attention throughout the day and learn the techniques in a way that suits you personally. Other providers who don't tell you their group size can take well over 100 people in one lecture theatre! We believe in coaching you in small groups so you can participate and learn more effectively.
Group activities and individual practice.
Medical School Interview technique is not just about theory. It is primarily about practice. The small number of participants and our afternoon workshop ensure that you get plenty of individual practice. Real practice is what will make you succeed, not formal lectures.
We make you think for yourself.
Our teaching strategy is to make you learn all key medical interview skills through discussion and active participation. We firmly believe that you will not learn to be good at medical school interviews simply by being spoon-fed answers via a PowerPoint presentation. Instead, we make you think for yourself and ensure that you gain all the tools you need to answer any question thrown at you.
You will receive plenty of personal attention throughout the day.
Not only will the small number of participants allow you to practice often during the day, you will also have personal access to the trainer to discuss your personal issues before the course, during all the breaks and after the course. Perhaps you have a background that is unusual or have particular worries that you want to discuss in more depth. We will give you all the time you need!
A unique blend of medical and communication.
Our courses are put together by both doctors and communication specialists. This gives us a unique ability to look at the interview process from the medical and the communication angles, which you will find in no other courses.
Free email follow-up
After the course, we remain in contact with you. After the course, once back home preparing for your medical interview, you will inevitably have questions or come across issues which will bother you. We will be there to answer your queries and support you in the final stages of your preparation. This is what makes our service unique and personal.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"I really like the technical aspect of the course, and how we learnt to answer a wide range of questions. Really passionate and great teacher. I would definitely recommend. She was motivating, thoughtful and sensitive. A really worthwhile investment"
Shiobhan, St George's Medical School
"I came along to an interview course in December and wanted to say thanks for all your help! I ended up getting 4 interviews and 4 offers and wouldn't have achieved it without the confidence and structure I gained from the course. The book too is amazing! I've recommended it to all my friends applying for medicine and head of sixth form."
Ellie, Brighton & Sussex Medical School
"Excellent, the day flowed well there was plenty of opportunities to practise and get feedback. Great teacher. Very open and helpful, willing to talk and discuss issues and questions. I talked to her during the breaks and lunch and she was always available for personal questions. I will recommend this course to all my friends."
Kerenza, Leeds Medical School
"Very good teacher. Good at building up my confidence in the morning before going into more difficult questions and interviewing techniques in the afternoon. Used some very inventive methods for lessening our nerves and improving the general impression we will give at the interview. Don't feel that anything needs to be improved."
Joseph, Leicester Medical School
"The best course for preparing towards medical school interview. Excellent trainer. She was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. I don't think she could have made the day any better."
Flo, Manchester Medical School
"Very clear and concise course with an excellent opportunity to practice. Excellent discussions on ethics and great frameworks to learn how to sell ourselves".
Danni, UCL Medical School
"Very professional. Gail made everyone feel relaxed, emphasised peoples good points and taught us good techniques."
Mona, Peninsula Medical School
"A superb course. Almost all the questions I was asked came up at the interview. The session on ethics and communication was also really useful to deal with the video-based questions I was asked at St Georges"
Allan, St George's Medical School
"Really enjoyed the day. It was good to listen to others and see things from an outside and an inside perspective. All the discussions and practice sessions were very useful too. I got offered 3 places!"
Asif, Birmingham Medical School
"A long and enjoyable day. I was so prepared that my interviewers commented on how good my interview technique was. I would certainly recommend the course to all my friends"
Vijay, Hull & York Medical School
"Got offered an unconditional offer. Thanks a lot!"
Emma, Manchester Medical School
"I finally found out where I went wrong last year thanks to the course and all the questions we worked on came up. And I got the place...!"
Dania, Oxford Medical School
"I came for an interview coaching session on the 21st of February, one day before my interview for the Warwick Graduate Entry Medical course. I thought I'd drop you a note and say thank you for all your help which proved very valuable indeed as I now hold an offer for the graduate course even though the interviews were very competitive. I thought your advice and feedback were excellent and proved a great help. Keep up the good work!"
Catherine, St Mary's Medical School
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BOOKING FORM FOR THE MEDICAL SCHOOL INTERVIEW COURSE
To book a place on our Medical School interview course, please complete the form below, selecting the date and location that suits you most and entering the name of the course participant. Once payment has been received through our secure online payment server, your payment and booking will be automatically confirmed by email. You will also receive all pre-course instructions by email shortly after your booking.