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i have an interview for aberdeen g2m and i'm super nervous, how is the interview like? and is it like a normal mmi ?

can anyone give any tips to prepare because im really not sure what to do
(edited 2 weeks ago)
The key is really just to get used to talking a lot about why you, why medicine, why Aberdeen and not somewhere else. Know about 3 key sub topics for each of these. In addition, know what's in the news... Having a strong situational judgement is important too. Understand the common ethical problems in medical interviews, but also try and articulate the why's as to the dilemmas. Abs and Dundee etc like to test your reasoning... So they will see how you are able to handle new info as it arises and see how you respond. they are testing to see if they are dealing with a brain and not just someone who read a lot and just regurgitates a bunch of facts from the net. You need to get used to all of these areas. Also get used to talking about medical news, controversies in a neutral manner. News and landmark legal cases are excellent for use as examples when talking about an ethical scenario. If you can think of (on the spot) something you read , or watched a documentary on etc, they'll like that. The STARR **** is a little bit ridiculous in my opinion. Handy if you are bad at speaking and you need a framework to remind you to use evidence and examples in your answers... But you should really try and just talk to them like a person/colleague, using your own mind, honesty, and honest well researched chats about your informed perspective on many issues. Any questions, I'm happy to help as an assessor myself for med school interviews 💫

Get used to talking about the same ideas but in different ways... Get feedback from friends etc.. or get in touch. - Iain
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Original post by Iainmedic94
The key is really just to get used to talking a lot about why you, why medicine, why Aberdeen and not somewhere else. Know about 3 key sub topics for each of these. In addition, know what's in the news... Having a strong situational judgement is important too. Understand the common ethical problems in medical interviews, but also try and articulate the why's as to the dilemmas. Abs and Dundee etc like to test your reasoning... So they will see how you are able to handle new info as it arises and see how you respond. they are testing to see if they are dealing with a brain and not just someone who read a lot and just regurgitates a bunch of facts from the net. You need to get used to all of these areas. Also get used to talking about medical news, controversies in a neutral manner. News and landmark legal cases are excellent for use as examples when talking about an ethical scenario. If you can think of (on the spot) something you read , or watched a documentary on etc, they'll like that. The STARR **** is a little bit ridiculous in my opinion. Handy if you are bad at speaking and you need a framework to remind you to use evidence and examples in your answers... But you should really try and just talk to them like a person/colleague, using your own mind, honesty, and honest well researched chats about your informed perspective on many issues. Any questions, I'm happy to help as an assessor myself for med school interviews 💫
Get used to talking about the same ideas but in different ways... Get feedback from friends etc.. or get in touch. - Iain

thank you!

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