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    Hey, I have an interview coming up very soon for medicine and the interviewers look at your personal statement. I mentioned a book in my personal statement and was wondering if anyone has an idea of what kind of questions they may ask regarding the book?

    Any responses are much appreciated.
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    Well, we had a mock interview, so I don't know if I'll be very helpful. However, in the mock, all the interviewer asked about the book was "What's the book about?".
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    What book was it?
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    They'll generally just ask what you learnt from the book and found interesting. If the book was on a particular area, they may ask a science question related to it and expect you to be able to give a decent answer using the knowledge you gained from that book.
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    (Original post by Joy79)
    Hey, I have an interview coming up very soon for medicine and the interviewers look at your personal statement. I mentioned a book in my personal statement and was wondering if anyone has an idea of what kind of questions they may ask regarding the book?

    Any responses are much appreciated.
    I was in a similar situation to you when I did my interviews - I can't remember which university but they asked me:

    - why I thought the book was relevant? (as in why did I bother mentioning it in my personal statement out of all the books I've read)
    - what have you learnt from that book that would be helpful in your future as a medical student?

    My book was more of a textbook rather than a novel though so the questions might differ - just make sure you've actually read the book!

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