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    did you have to get work experience references?
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    (Original post by great life)
    Congrats. You must be thrilled! And relieved, I presume.

    How was your interview? Mine's on 25th. Any tips?


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    Yes, thrilled and relieved.
    Tips are to study your personal statement and to read up on recent medical news and developments. However, the most important thing is to be relaxed and to be yourself. Sorry - that is so cliché, but it's true! I was asked about healthcare in the USA (because I have lived there) and could not answer it at all. Struggled with some other questions too, and came out feeling like I had failed it. But overall, I did succeed in not being too nervous and had a lovely conversation with the interviewers, that was filled with a lot of smiling and even some laughter.
    So yes, keep that in mind! Also prepare for the usual 'Why do you want to study Medicine?' question because, although I did not, many people I spoke to got asked that immediately.
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    (Original post by chi80)
    did you have to get work experience references?
    I presume your question was for me. No, I was not asked to produce any reference. Just the interview mail which says I can upload any references if I wish to.


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    (Original post by great life)
    No, got an email today. Interview on 25th.


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    What are your stats?
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    Do you know if it's generally advisable to send work experience references even if not demanded by UCL or it doesn't affect your chances much once you have been invited? Also, do people actually ask questions after the interview? I was wondering if it would be better to ask a stupid question or no question at all
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    (Original post by sophiemed)
    Yes, thrilled and relieved.
    Tips are to study your personal statement and to read up on recent medical news and developments. However, the most important thing is to be relaxed and to be yourself. Sorry - that is so cliché, but it's true! I was asked about healthcare in the USA (because I have lived there) and could not answer it at all. Struggled with some other questions too, and came out feeling like I had failed it. But overall, I did succeed in not being too nervous and had a lovely conversation with the interviewers, that was filled with a lot of smiling and even some laughter.
    So yes, keep that in mind! Also prepare for the usual 'Why do you want to study Medicine?' question because, although I did not, many people I spoke to got asked that immediately.
    Thanks. I will bear all this in mind, especially the not being nervous bit :-)

    Were your interviewers friendly? How many of them on the panel? Sorry for all these questions. I'm pleased to get an interview and want to give it my best.


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    (Original post by Andante22)
    Do you know if it's generally advisable to send work experience references even if not demanded by UCL or it doesn't affect your chances much once you have been invited? Also, do people actually ask questions after the interview? I was wondering if it would be better to ask a stupid question or no question at all
    I sent one reference but I don't know how much that helped in the application or if they even got it! Once you get the interview the offer is based soley on your interview performance. I didn't, I just said everything was answered by the prospectus or higher years at UCL. Seemed to work for me


    (Original post by great life)
    Thanks. I will bear all this in mind, especially the not being nervous bit :-)

    Were your interviewers friendly? How many of them on the panel? Sorry for all these questions. I'm pleased to get an interview and want to give it my best.


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    If they haven't changed it then it should be 3 people, 2 will answer questions while one will just remain silent. They are really friendly, the nicest interview I had
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    (Original post by IBMOM)
    What are your stats?
    9A*2A at GCSE, AAAAB, predicted A*AA. Rubbish BMAT of 4.5, 4.8, 3.5A (had no hope of an interview with those scores)


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    (Original post by great life)
    Thanks. I will bear all this in mind, especially the not being nervous bit :-)

    Were your interviewers friendly? How many of them on the panel? Sorry for all these questions. I'm pleased to get an interview and want to give it my best.


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    Yes, they were very friendly. They asked me obvious non-interview questions, such as 'so, have you enjoyed your time in London?' - just to strike up conversation and make it less formal.
    I had 2 interviewers but others had 3. It varies.
    Best of luck!
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    (Original post by great life)
    9A*2A at GCSE, AAAAB, predicted A*AA. Rubbish BMAT of 4.5, 4.8, 3.5A (had no hope of an interview with those scores)


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    Congrats on the interview, and good luck as well you've also given me a boost of hope
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    (Original post by sophiemed)
    Yes, they were very friendly. They asked me obvious non-interview questions, such as 'so, have you enjoyed your time in London?' - just to strike up conversation and make it less formal.
    I had 2 interviewers but others had 3. It varies.
    Best of luck!
    Thanks. I hope it all goes well.


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    (Original post by zhang599)

    If they haven't changed it then it should be 3 people, 2 will answer questions while one will just remain silent. They are really friendly, the nicest interview I had
    I hope my interview will be as nice. :-)




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    (Original post by thebeatlebard)
    Congrats on the interview, and good luck as well you've also given me a boost of hope
    Thanks. Hope you get an interview soon. What are your stats?


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    When do ucl usually start sending out rejections?


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    (Original post by ~Zahra~)
    When do ucl usually start sending out rejections?


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    Throughout the process! They usually send the interviews and rejections out in batches though. My friend applied last year and got rejected even after the deadline of March.
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    when i was walking past that hospital opposite euston... the nurses in that place good god almighty!! ucl will defo be a firm ting off that alone fam
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    Has anyone who had an interview on 5/2 heard back yet???

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    (Original post by mli26)
    Has anyone who had an interview on 5/2 heard back yet???

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    I haven't yet


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    I'm guessing the interview invitations will start to dry up pretty soon... :/


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    (Original post by sausagerolled)
    I'm guessing the interview invitations will start to dry up pretty soon... :/


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    Not at all. I'd say they'll stop giving out interviews in 3/4 weeks which a month left!
 
 
 
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