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Future dates will be made available shortly
Medical School Interview Course

Medical School Interview Course (covers MMI & traditional)

  • Includes MMI and traditional format
  • Interactive course. 95% success rate
  • Small numbers. Personal feedback
  • Workshops on ethical issues/scenarios
  • Coverage of important NHS issues
  • UNLIMITED SUPPORT after the course
  • Venues in Birmingham and London
 
£169.00
10% discount if you book 2 places on this course
or if you book another personal development/interview course at the same time.

Availability

Places availableCourse is full
We run Medical School interview skills courses regularly between September and March each year. Further dates may be added later on as and when trainers declare further availability. Courses are currently planned for the following dates:

London

Our courses are run at one of the following venues:

Grange White Hall Hotel, Montague Street, London WC1B 5BP (near the British Museum)

De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, London W1B 1PR (near the BBC's Broadcasting House/Regent Street)

Both hotels are located in Central London, near the British Museum

Birmingham

Our courses are run at one of the following venues:

Hilton Garden Inn, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 5HW

10 minutes' walk from Birmingham New Street Railway Station

 

Times

09:30 prompt start, until 17:30

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.

Overview

 


The course covers all aspects of medical school interviews including both the traditional questions and the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) format. The size of the group is limited to 16 so that everyone can practise and interact, ensuring that by the end of the day they can address any question in any format.

 

Structure

09:00 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.
09:30 INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES
Learn to structure and personalise your answers to 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 on:
  • Motivation for medicine and specific medical schools
  • Work experience
  • Communication skills
  • Team work
  • Leadership and management
  • Handling stress
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Studying for medicine (including types of teaching methods, pros and cons)
Those questions are part of both the traditional interviews and the MMI interviews.
13:00 LUNCH
13:45 MULTIPLE MINI INTERVIEWS (MMI) FORMAT
This session equips candidates with all the tools they need to address all MMI stations. We cover:
  • Lateral thinking questions
  • Ethics (abortion, animal testing, euthanasia, etc) & medical ethical principles and scenarios
  • Difficult situations (difficult consultations, difficult colleagues)
  • Role play
  • Group discussions
  • Discussions on newspaper articles
  • Video consultation critique
  • and other MMI stations
16:30 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.
17:15 BODY LANGUAGE & OTHER QUESTIONS
Discussion on other ways of making a good impression at interview, including body posture, body language and dress code.
17:30 CONCLUSION & END

Free unlimited support for your interview preparation if you attend ISC Medical's medical school course.

No small print, no ifs, not buts, we want you to succeed.

Why Come To ISC Medical's Medical School Course?

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.

Established over 12 years ago, we achieve a success rate of over 95%

All our medical school courses cover both MMI and traditional formats

Who Are Our Tutors

All consultant interview courses are run by very experienced tutors, skilled in specialist interview skills training with in-depth knowledge of communication and NHS issues.

Here is the complete list of our trainers:

If you have any particular preference, please call us or email with the dates that you have in mind and we can tell you who will run the course on those dates.

Last year, 95.2% of our students obtained a place at medical school

Come to our medical school interview course, enjoy our free unlimited support after the course and join the ranks of successful candidates

What Our Clients Say

Each year over 95% of the students attending our medical school interview courses are successful in getting offers from at least one medical school of their choice. 

This is of course due to all the hard work they invested into their preparation but the vast majority attribute their success also to the help they received in our medical school courses, which saved them hundreds of hours of worry and helped them understand what they needed to do in order to succeed.

Here are some examples of testimonials received from students over the past few years.


"An absolutely amazing course which saved me hundreds of hours of preparation on my own. Loved the fact that we could all get involved in MMI stations and learn how to do a role play properly, how to discuss ethics knowledgeably and come across confident. Thank you to Nishali for such a great course."

Oliver, Keele Medical School

"Very helpful and easy to talk to. The tutor was approachable and more than willing to answer any questions. Also not afraid to be critical, and tell you exactly what's wrong with the way you come across."

Jenny, Hull York Medical School

"Loved the way everything was covered, the informal nature of it really helped (the way the chairs were in a circle and it wasn't a classroom style environment). We all had a chance to experience different types of MMI stations and the detail on how to approach the stations was superb. The teacher Dr Suresh Krishan was very engaging and helpful"

Ramandeep, Lancaster Medical School.

"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

Established over 12 years ago, we achieve a success rate of over 95%

All our medical school courses cover both MMI and traditional formats

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