(Original post by Wangers)
Of the people I knew who got in, they're not perfect. They have very good applications, but they're also very human.
There is a world of difference between what makes a good doctor, and what is proportedly a good applicant. The strongest applicants are often not people with sterling grades - they're (IMHO) people that have been through a lot - they have shown, can show but deal with their weaknesses. They're often not the type of person that worries about a low A grade for a module. Why? Not because they are geniuses, but because theres much more to life then grades. Very often, these are the people that don't pander to expectations, that have the courage and conviction to do their own thing.
When I had my interview, it was one of the hardest things I'd ever (and probably ever will do). It boils down to what makes you tick - Looking back on it, you end up telling 2 complete strangers some of your most vulnerable momments. What your weaknesses are, being tested on decisions you've made, how you spend your time, and ultimatly - your perceptions and capacity for self awareness. I don't really know how to describ it, but its designed to test who you are and what you are. Not whether you're intelligent (otherwise you wouldn't be there).
To steal a line, its to test whether 'His eyes should flash with an inborn fire'
At the end of the day, you're only being tested on who you think you are.