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bono - if you don't feel the need to be on the access scheme in a way it's good because someone more needy will be able to go for it I'm not even sure how being on the access scheme changes the admissions procedure anyway

SAM* - Thanks I had 3 interviews at Ox - the questions were mainly logical thinking problems where you apply your biological knowledge (the question I remember the most was "Imagine you are a South American Indian and you shoot a deer with a poisoned dart and then proceed to eat it. Why don't you die?" - I quite like answering these types of questions because it doesn't matter if you get it wrong, they just want to see how you think ). As for KCL, I was interviewed and offered a place yes King's is likely to be one of your nicest interviews so don't worry about it - the interviewers are absolutely lovely so just relax and enjoy it! If you have specific questions about it I can try to answer them for you

Dan - I applied in October so yes I am presently in the middle of my application process
sorry, i miss read 'fail to achieve my offer' as 'fail to achieve an offer,' good luck
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sorry, i miss read 'fail to achieve my offer' as 'fail to achieve an offer,' good luck
lol, thanks
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Lucy- i have tried a few practice interviews and just hope i will remain calm if i ever get called! Do you remember what 'odd' questions you got asked at King's? one of my friends is currently at kings and she was asked quite a few questions about the NHS (things that don't hit the headlines) and medical ethics! she advised that you kind of have to sit on the wall with these types of questions- see both sides of the argument?
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Lucy- i have tried a few practice interviews and just hope i will remain calm if i ever get called! Do you remember what 'odd' questions you got asked at King's? one of my friends is currently at kings and she was asked quite a few questions about the NHS (things that don't hit the headlines) and medical ethics! she advised that you kind of have to sit on the wall with these types of questions- see both sides of the argument?
What normally comes up is "Tell me about an interesting case in your work experience." Normally people should answer with what the patient was diagnosed with, causes and then treatment (try and have names of specific drugs/equipment used because they like that ).

I don't know if you are that familiar with the admissions procedure but I'll take you through it anyway:

You arrive about 15 mins before your interview slot when you fill in a questionnaire and make notes on a case study (so that you can take them into the interview with you to help prompt you). Don't worry about either! The case study might for example be "A father doesn't want to donate his kidney to his daughter. Discuss the moral/social/ethical implications of this." You basically talk about your thoughts about it - this is where you have to see both sides of the arguement. For example you may be shocked at first at the thought that a relative could do such a thing but then you have to discuss how there are risks involved with transplant operations so therefore you can understand why someone would not want to undergo something which isn't going benefit them (and in the future may even hinder them!).

The questionnaire is really simple, the prospectus is there to help you (but you really wont need it!) with questions like "Why GKT? What can you contribute?". You only have a few lines to answer so be concise

As for NHS type questions, I sort of mentioned it on my own accord. My case study was to do with administering drugs so as it was the perfect chance to 'flaunt' my knowledge on pharmaceutical regimes I mentioned NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and then they asked what drugs NICE had been involved in (I said I didn't know but they were fine about it because they were just surprised I knew about NICE - the answer was e.g. viagra or beta interferon for MS).

Apart from that they touched upon my voluntary work, A2 subjects (just what was my favourite subject etc.) and extra-curricular activities. A probable question is also "Talk about an interesting article you have read recently."

The interview goes really fast and you will feel like you're on a conveyor belt but don't worry

My only advice would be to relax (KCL will make a real effort to try and calm you - they play classical music and everything ). I came about 1/2 hour too early so I had really had a chance to calm myself down Just be really smiley and enthusiastic and it doesn't matter if you don't know specific stuff because they don't expect you too! Good luck !
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Thanyou for that extensive but very much appreciated outline of the procedure- i'm happy i did ethics at AS level which gives me a good scope of moral and ethical implications that arise from many situations!
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I am hoping to do medicine. Which universities have you applied to?
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sorry, i miss read 'fail to achieve my offer' as 'fail to achieve an offer,' good luck
I have my Addenbrookes interview in exactly 13 hours.
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I have my Addenbrookes interview in exactly 13 hours.
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J, Medical student above has been ****ging you off in another thread, calling you arrogant and how you shouldn't be in university due to your arrogrance etc.

Just wanting you to know.
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I have my Addenbrookes interview in exactly 13 hours.
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good luck
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I have my Addenbrookes interview in exactly 13 hours.
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Good luck!

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apparently i can benefit from the special access scheme.........
whats this then?
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For clinicals??? Best of luck - hope it goes well!!!!

Have you also applied for London schools, or planning on staying in Cambridge?
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