Instructions for ISC Medical's Medical School Interview course held virtually on the Zoom platform

Thank you for booking onto one of ISC Medical's medical school interview courses. Below you will find all the information that you will need prior to the course including:

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Course Timings

Start of the Course

The course starts at 9:30 exactly.

Please note that, in view of the amount of material that needs to be covered and in fairness to all other participants, we cannot delay the start of the course to allow for late arrivals.

Refreshments and lunch

Throughout the day there will be breaks to allow candidates to take comfort breaks. The morning break will be approximately 11:00am-11:15am, and the afternoon break will be at about 3:00pm-3:15pm.

The lunch break will last 45 minutes (from 12:45pm to 1:30pm). 

End of the course

The day ends around 5:30pm.

Please note that if you are in an enthusiastic and talkative group, the end of the course may be slightly delayed. 


Pre-Course Work

Part of the course will be dedicated to motivation questions and questions relating to personal skills. So that you draw the most benefit from the course, it would be useful if you could think about how you would answer the following questions:

  • Why medicine? 
  • Why not nursing?
  • Tell us about your work experience.
  • Why this medical school?
  • Give an example of a situation where you were a good team player 

In addition, at the course, you will be discussing a range of ethical scenarios and situations which are commonly discussed at medical school interviews. In order to save time on the day, please ensure that have read the following newspaper articles and that you have thought about the issues that they raise:

Article 1:

Article 2

Article 3

Virtual Venue

The virtual course will take place on the Zoom platform.
Instructions containing a special code to join the session will be sent the night before the date of the session.

Your connection:
Make sure that you have a strong enough connection and that your microphone and video camera are switched on.
Ensure also that you can continue the session with alternative means if you have internet problems (for example, with a separate 4G connection using your phone if needed). Note that no refund or postponement is possible if you are unable to complete the session in its entirety for any reason. 

Course material
A pdf version of the course booklet will be sent to you by email the day after the virtual course has taken place, together with a pdf version of the CPD certificate.