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Heyy I know we’re not allowed to discuss what is said at Cambridge interviews but for medicine there are two separate interviews. Does anyone have any idea why or what the structure of those interviews are like? Do they give you paper to work stuff out (for medicine specifically) and also if there’s any link online which throws more light on this please share.
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Hi :hi:
I've moved your thread to the Cambridge forum so you might get some more answers!
All the best,
Laura :awesome:
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Heyy I know we’re not allowed to discuss what is said at Cambridge interviews but for medicine there are two separate interviews. Does anyone have any idea why or what the structure of those interviews are like? Do they give you paper to work stuff out (for medicine specifically) and also if there’s any link online which throws more light on this please share.
I'd be surprised if they refused you paper. If they don't give you any to start with, ask for some.

Structure will be largely be up to the tutors doing the interview I'd say.
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Heyy I know we’re not allowed to discuss what is said at Cambridge interviews but for medicine there are two separate interviews. Does anyone have any idea why or what the structure of those interviews are like? Do they give you paper to work stuff out (for medicine specifically) and also if there’s any link online which throws more light on this please share.
Hi,

The exact structure will vary between colleges but the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUwN6GI-0EQ gives a good idea.
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Thank you
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You might find this old thread of ours helpful:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=3257001

It was a Q+A with experienced Medicine interviewers (including our Director of Studies) and has information about Medicine interviews. Make sure you watch the video posted above (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUwN6GI-0EQ) as well.
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I really don't appreciate third party organisations hijacking these threads 😕
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Perhaps we can Accio! our kindly, genuine (past & preent) Cambridge medics and respected veterans of TSR.
I’m sure they’ll happily share their experience, knowledge and expertise, without charging you a penny.

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(Original post by InGodiTrust)
Heyy I know we’re not allowed to discuss what is said at Cambridge interviews but for medicine there are two separate interviews. Does anyone have any idea why or what the structure of those interviews are like? Do they give you paper to work stuff out (for medicine specifically) and also if there’s any link online which throws more light on this please share.
So sorry your thread was hijacked, I've removed those posts now. Best of luck with your interview at Cambridge

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I really don't appreciate third party organisations hijacking these threads 😕
So sorry, I've removed that content, please feel free to report any posts that are inappropriate in the future.
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Hi, I have got an interview at Fitz and was wondering if anyone had any advice/ words of wisdom/ last experiences specifically for my college??
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Hi, I have got an interview at Fitz and was wondering if anyone had any advice/ words of wisdom/ last experiences specifically for my college??
Hi, I've moved your post into this thread. There's some tips posted above
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Perhaps we can Accio! our kindly, genuine (past & preent) Cambridge medics and respected veterans of TSR.
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Why thank you!

I was interviewed a long time ago now, but from what I can tell, not a lot has changed (welcome to Cambridge ). Expect them to be science-heavy and include things you may not have covered in your A-levels. You may be given props of various kinds - microscope pictures, bones etc - and asked questions using those as a starting point. You might not know all the answers, which is absolutely fine, this is about seeing how you think scientifically!

As for the two separate interviews, this varies between colleges. At some, one is more science and one more personal, but at many, mine included, both are pretty sciencey and there were very few personal/non-academic questions. Good luck!
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Are we allowed to bring calculators to the interview and use them for their questions?
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Are we allowed to bring calculators to the interview and use them for their questions?
Probably no. Certainly not for an interview, but possibly for a pre-interview test if you have one*.

(*I don't know if any colleges have these for medicine, but they do for some other courses.)
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Are we allowed to bring calculators to the interview and use them for their questions?
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Probably no. Certainly not for an interview, but possibly for a pre-interview test if you have one*.

(*I don't know if any colleges have these for medicine, but they do for some other courses.)
I assume if they're planning to ask a question/s that'd need a calculator, they'd tell you if you need to bring your own calculator.
If they haven't instructed what to do, probably you won't need one or they have their own calculator for you to use because they don't want you to bring your own.
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I assume if they're planning to ask a question/s that'd need a calculator, they'd tell you if you need to bring your own calculator.
If they haven't instructed what to do, probably you won't need one or they have their own calculator for you to use because they don't want you to bring your own.
Yes true.
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“Don’t wear skirts?!”
I’m looking at some of the interview advice I got from a variety of sources including some Cambridge students and not wearing skirts seems to be on the list. I Cannot remember why. Is this actually a thing?
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“Don’t wear skirts?!”
I’m looking at some of the interview advice I got from a variety of sources including some Cambridge students and not wearing skirts seems to be on the list. I Cannot remember why. Is this actually a thing?
No I don't think that's "a thing" lol.
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“Don’t wear skirts?!”
I’m looking at some of the interview advice I got from a variety of sources including some Cambridge students and not wearing skirts seems to be on the list. I Cannot remember why. Is this actually a thing?
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No I don't think that's "a thing" lol.
Probably because of the possibility of being interviewed in a comfy chair or sofa...
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