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    (Original post by Zobinho)
    Thanks so much 😄, will keep all that in mind for sure! Did you have an interview there too?


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    Yeah, I had one earlier this month. Some of the medicine/career based questions were topics you should know if you have a genuine interest so all in all it was okay. That advice is basically a brief overview on what I started with and I found the interview was not unexpected. When's your interview?
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    (Original post by Aliviarara)
    Bristol has 10, 5 minutes per station and 1 minute to read the question/scenario. There'll be 40 applicants, 2 groups of 20, 2 rotations of the 10 MMIs occurring at one time.

    Bristol focuses a lot on your extra curricular and there will almost certainly be one specifically on work experience due to the fact you have to fill in the form for the MMIs. Just make sure you have an answer to Why Bristol/why this course. Knowledge of current developments in Medicine and understand how to approach an unknown question on ethics. Keep up to date on what's in the news. Obviously, that's just general prep really but it works for Bristol.

    Also your overall impression is important, so don't panic and stay confident. The interviewer has zero knowledge of your personal statement. If you have an interview you have what they want, now you have to show the interviewer. Yah, that's my advice. Good luck!

    EDIT: Reflection! Reflection is key, Bristol love it. It's all well and good that you've done it but what have you learnt/what skills have you developed/why is it important etc etc
    Thanks for the advice!!
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    (Original post by Tanishqa)
    Hey, did anyone attended any course here? ISC or Ace or any other course? If yes, how did you find it?

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    I went on the interview crash course by 6med. Biggest waste of time and money in my life.
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    (Original post by Aliviarara)
    Yeah, I had one earlier this month. Some of the medicine/career based questions were topics you should know if you have a genuine interest so all in all it was okay. That advice is basically a brief overview on what I started with and I found the interview was not unexpected. When's your interview?
    Oh sweet, hope it went well!! Thanks a lot. Mine is towards the end of jan, quite nervous !


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    Merry Christmas everyone! Have an amazing day!

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    (Original post by Zobinho)
    Oh sweet, hope it went well!! Thanks a lot. Mine is towards the end of jan, quite nervous !


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    Lots of time. Don't panic, you'll do great!
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    In the interview can they ask you questions about the "history of medicine"?
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    (Original post by FutureMedic97)
    In the interview can they ask you questions about the "history of medicine"?
    I guess that they could ask you things like: "What do you think has been the greatest medical advance in the past 100 years" or something like that, if that's what you mean.
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    I guess that they could ask you things like: "What do you think has been the greatest medical advance in the past 100 years" or something like that, if that's what you mean.
    Ooh, and we have to know about Hippocrates


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    (Original post by usycool1)
    I guess that they could ask you things like: "What do you think has been the greatest medical advance in the past 100 years" or something like that, if that's what you mean.
    Ahh
    What about asking about famous people and what they have done to improve medicine?
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    Any advice for an interview at Hull (HYMS)?
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    (Original post by FutureMedic97)
    Ahh
    What about asking about famous people and what they have done to improve medicine?
    that'd be quite an evil question
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    Guys I have a questions which is really confusing me about MMI interviews. I was wondering: how often should you talk about work and personal experience? For example, if a question asks 'How is organisation important in medicine?' would you possibly state and example and then discuss how you've used that example in the past.

    Do you have to make it personal? Or just answer the question as straight forward as you can?

    Sorry if that sounds confusing.
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    (Original post by Jatyization)
    Guys I have a questions which is really confusing me about MMI interviews. I was wondering: how often should you talk about work and personal experience? For example, if a question asks 'How is organisation important in medicine?' would you possibly state and example and then discuss how you've used that example in the past.

    Do you have to make it personal? Or just answer the question as straight forward as you can?

    Sorry if that sounds confusing.
    I will give a more generic stratagy I used and would recommend for these style of questions.

    I remember what I did was give a more generic answer first and then try and relate them to my own personal experiences that way you answer their question directly but also at the same time distinguish yourself from the other candidates by adding a personal touch.

    For example: If they ask how important is teamwork in medicine.
    You could start by saying: Doctors have to work in Multi-Disciplinary Team, respect and value others opinions in decision making etc.....

    Then take it personal and say I witnessed this from my work experience e.g when I shadowed a Nephrologist on dialysis rounds and abserved how he worked together as a team with the dietician,colleagues and most importantly integrated the patient within that team to provide the highest quality of care. Obviously you could take a bit about communication skills here aswell.

    Lastly you could then talk about how YOU yourself have demonstrated teamwork qualities.
    E.g I played hockey in high school for the team and saw the importance of working together,supporting one another etc.. . I.e you just wanna show them that you can also work effectively in a team aswell because believe me if your medical school has CBL/PBL or Dissections you will be working a lot in teams and you could even talk about how your teamwork skills gained will then help you become a better medical student.

    Remember to not script the answer and just let the conversation flow naturally, because that way you have a more open discussion and they can as further questions to keep the conversation going.

    So the routine I would recommend for these type of questions where they will ask about your personal skills e.g organisation,teamwork,leadership ,work life balance etc..

    1) Mention key important points.
    2) Relate them to your medical work experience and eloborate
    3) Give a more personal answer about YOU e.g through sports/music etc...

    I hope that helps
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    (Original post by futuremedic19)
    I will give a more generic stratagy I used and would recommend for these style of questions.

    I remember what I did was give a more generic answer first and then try and relate them to my own personal experiences that way you answer their question directly but also at the same time distinguish yourself from the other candidates by adding a personal touch.

    For example: If they ask how important is teamwork in medicine.
    You could start by saying: Doctors have to work in Multi-Disciplinary Team, respect and value others opinions in decision making etc.....

    Then take it personal and say I witnessed this from my work experience e.g when I shadowed a Nephrologist on dialysis rounds and abserved how he worked together as a team with the dietician,colleagues and most importantly integrated the patient within that team to provide the highest quality of care. Obviously you could take a bit about communication skills here aswell.

    Lastly you could then talk about how YOU yourself have demonstrated teamwork qualities.
    E.g I played hockey in high school for the team and saw the importance of working together,supporting one another etc.. . I.e you just wanna show them that you can also work effectively in a team aswell because believe me if your medical school has CBL/PBL or Dissections you will be working a lot in teams and you could even talk about how your teamwork skills gained will then help you become a better medical student.

    Remember to not script the answer and just let the conversation flow naturally, because that way you have a more open discussion and they can as further questions to keep the conversation going.

    So the routine I would recommend for these type of questions where they will ask about your personal skills e.g organisation,teamwork,leadership ,work life balance etc..

    1) Mention key important points.
    2) Relate them to your medical work experience and eloborate
    3) Give a more personal answer about YOU e.g through sports/music etc...

    I hope that helps
    Oh thank you, this is fantastic! Such an in-depth and great reply. This should really help me out, its invaluable. Thanks!

    How is your application going?
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    Has anyone had a UCL interview ?


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    (Original post by Jatyization)
    Oh thank you, this is fantastic! Such an in-depth and great reply. This should really help me out, its invaluable. Thanks!

    How is your application going?
    Your very welcome, it's a pleasure to help especially since I know how horrible and anxious interview preparation can be. Just remember to keep your answers simple,personal and natural.

    I'm a 1st year medic at Cardiff. Please don't be afraid to ask anything else
    Good luck
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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Hello! See this thread here for advice on Leicester interviews! We answered someone else who had the same question .

    On the Birmingham Medicine website, if you scroll down to the section named 'The Interview' you'll find a link to this page (it's actually a PDF which you can download or view in your browser). It really goes in-depth, and into great detail about the different kinds of stations, and what you'll be assessed on - so definitely have a thorough read of the whole document, and try and prepare for all the types of stations mentioned by doing lots of practice!

    Why not use our free interview question bank here, which has worked questions and answers.

    We hope this helps,

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    Anyone able to help with this ethical scenario??

    "You are a genetic counsellor. One of your clients, Linda, hada boy with a genetic defect that may have a high recurrence risk, meaning hersubsequent pregnancies has a high chance of being affected by the same defect.You offered genetic testing of Linda, her husband, and their son to find outmore about their disease, to which everyone agreed. The result showed thatneither Linda nor her husband carry the mutation, while the boy inherited themutation on a paternal chromosome that did not come from Linda's husband. Inother words, the boy's biological father is someone else, who is unaware thathe carries the mutation. You suspect that Linda nor her husband are aware ofthis non-paternity. How would you disclose the results of this genetic analysisto Linda and her family? What principles and who do you have to take into considerationin this case?"

    Should the information only be revealed to Linda or both her and her husband, since they have both given consent for the genetic test?
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    In terms of keeping up with medicine in the news, would reading the medicine section on the guardian website be enough? Thanks
 
 
 
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