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    Just curious, in terms of MED school interviews, should i expect more social/personal questions or scientific questions??
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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Barts is MMI
    I'm not sure about Cardiff
    You can look on their website



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    I thought that Barts was a panel interview? At least that's what they said at the open day
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    (Original post by wannabemedic1234)
    Just curious, in terms of MED school interviews, should i expect more social/personal questions or scientific questions??
    Depends on the Med Schools where you've applied.
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    Hey! My interview for Bristol is next month - I'm sort of glad I got an early date because it will be over quickly and I'll (hopefully) be ready by then.

    I did a mock interview with a GP yesterday at my school. There is only one other medical applicant at my school so we've been lucky my head of year has been really focusing on us I've been using various books to prepare, generally reading around any interesting new news, keeping up to date with some of my extra-curriculars etc Not too stressed atm but it may change..
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    (Original post by misstac)
    I thought that Barts was a panel interview? At least that's what they said at the open day
    Barts is panel.

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    Hi, I applied to Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff and Bristol for Medicine, and I have an offer from Leicester for Medical Biochem as my insurance Stressing out rn, because apparently quite a few people have invites from Bristol for interview, and I haven't heard anything lol XD

    So yeah, that means 3 MMI and 1 panel
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    I went on a course when I applied and found it a complete waste of time. Do you know any Medical Students/Doctors who can help you or can you not arrange some time with your teachers for mock interviews? I'd also strongly advise getting this book as it has pretty much all you need: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Interviews-Q.../dp/1905812051

    Don't worry too much about stuttering. In all my interviews, I stuttered a lot out of nerves but they seemed to be fine with it - they expect you to be nervous.
    Thanks for the advice! My teachers most likely won't though, none of them would even read my personal statement so I doubt they'll do a mock interview but I do have that book!
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Yeah sure, I'm going to this one: http://themsag.com/medical-school-in...ew-course.html

    I couldn't seem to find any for a decent price and the ones which were a tad cheaper had like 50 students attending and I didn't want to do that as I would probably doze off and not learn anything.
    How did you find it ?
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    (Original post by Rickstahhh)
    Barts is panel.

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    Sorry
    I got confused
    It's because I had my mock interviews at Barts which were MMI.



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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Sorry
    I got confused
    It's because I had my mock interviews at Barts which were MMI.



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    Haha no worries!
    How did the mocks go?
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    (Original post by Rickstahhh)
    Haha no worries!
    How did the mocks go?
    The traditional interview went a bit sloppy. I think it's because I wasn't prepared whatsoever as it was just afterward submitted UCAS.
    I thought MMI's were gonna be worse but they were actually so much better!
    It was just the questions about the NHS I waffled on but I think I've learnt that I do love MMI's.


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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    The traditional interview went a bit sloppy. I think it's because I wasn't prepared whatsoever as it was just afterward submitted UCAS.
    I thought MMI's were gonna be worse but they were actually so much better!
    It was just the questions about the NHS I waffled on but I think I've learnt that I do love MMI's.


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    How did you have mock interviews at Barts? X


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    (Original post by Rp165)
    How did you have mock interviews at Barts? X


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    Barts hold this programme called SAMDA and sixth forms who are part of it are able to go to interview preps, lectures, UKCAT prep and other things, organised specifically for these sixth forms
    I think it's only sixth forms that live in a certain borough
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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Barts hold this programme called SAMDA and sixth forms who are part of it are able to go to interview preps, lectures, UKCAT prep and other things, organised specifically for these sixth forms
    I think it's only sixth forms that live in a certain borough
    Ah okay! That sounds cool x


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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    The traditional interview went a bit sloppy. I think it's because I wasn't prepared whatsoever as it was just afterward submitted UCAS.
    I thought MMI's were gonna be worse but they were actually so much better!
    It was just the questions about the NHS I waffled on but I think I've learnt that I do love MMI's.


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    I was the total opposite.
    I loved panel interviews and didn't like MMI as much. But MMI isn't too bad, however, it is really unpredictable. Like you might have one great station, and the next might be atrocious.
    Make sure to read the NHS Constitution and GMCs 'Tomorrow's Doctors' - they are very important documents
    Where did you apply?
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    (Original post by Rickstahhh)
    I was the total opposite.
    I loved panel interviews and didn't like MMI as much. But MMI isn't too bad, however, it is really unpredictable. Like you might have one great station, and the next might be atrocious.
    Make sure to read the NHS Constitution and GMCs 'Tomorrow's Doctors' - they are very important documents
    Where did you apply?
    Aww thanks for the reading suggestion
    Your right with MMI, I had 4 really bad stations.

    I applied to Southampton, Kings and HullYork
    Only three because of my grades.
    Wbu?





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    (Original post by usycool1)
    Depends on the Med Schools where you've applied.
    BSMS, QMUL and KCL
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    (Original post by aspiring_)
    How did you find it ?
    It was really good actually! There were only four of us so everyone got loads of question practice. We also got loads of feedback as well! I would really recommend it, it's good for both practising and learning about how to structure you answers We also got a mock MMI so I also did roleplay for the first time ever which was really weird!
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    It was really good actually! There were only four of us so everyone got loads of question practice. We also got loads of feedback as well! I would really recommend it, it's good for both practising and learning about how to structure you answers We also got a mock MMI so I also did roleplay for the first time ever which was really weird!
    Thanks! Did they only do a mock MMI or mock traditional too? I like the fact that there was only 4 people
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    (Original post by aspiring_)
    Thanks! Did they only do a mock MMI or mock traditional too? I like the fact that there was only 4 people
    It was only a mock MMI, and yeah me too, gave me lots of practice
 
 
 
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