Medical Ethics Interview Questions and Answers

Common Debates in Medical Ethics Course

Hello and welcome to our "Common Debates in Medical Ethics" Course. This course is designed to help you feel more confident in forming arguments in an ethical debate. Using the 4 pillars of medical ethics as our foundation we will discuss common debates in medical ethics. We will cover a variety of ethical issues and ethical scenarios to help you prepare. Over the last 6 years, our team has guided over 1000 students to get into the career of their dreams. Out of the students who have attended our course, 98% of the applicants have received a place at medical school. We have created this e-learning resource for you, using all of our knowledge that we've developed in our physical course. You can start as when you want, learn at your own pace and set your own goals!

What to expect

Common Debates in Medical Ethics

  • Professionally filmed for a better learning experience
  • Hours of interactive footage featuring high-quality videos ~20 minutes long
  • Created by real doctors and interview experts with over 15 years of experience
  • Start as early as you want and learn at your own pace
  • Fully mobile and tablet responsive, so you can access the videos from anywhere.
  • Set your own goals along to way

Course curriculum

Common Debates in Medical Ethics

  • 01
    Using our course
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    • How to approach our online courses
  • 02
    Jehovah's Witnesses
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    • Would you transfuse a Jehovah's Witness: Introduction
    • Relevant points to consider in the case of a Jehovah's Witness
    • Fractions of blood: What do we mean?
    • Would you transfuse a Jehovah's Witness: Arguments in favour
    • Would you transfuse a Jehovah's Witness: Arguments against
    • Case study 1
    • Examiner top tips: Example answer & conclusion
  • 03
    End of Life Care
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    • Lesson 1 - Introduction
    • Lesson 2 - Liverpool Care Pathway
    • Lesson 3 - Maintaining hydration
    • Lesson 4 - Resuscitation
  • 04
    Euthanasia
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    • Introduction
    • Euthanasia: Definitions
    • Where is Euthanasia considered legal?
    • Case Study 1
    • Case Study 2
    • Case Study 3 & Conclusion
  • 05
    Fertility Treatments
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    • Introduction
    • What exactly are fertility treatments?
    • NHS funding for fertility treatments for women over the age of 40: Arguments in favour
    • NHS funding for fertility treatments for women over the age of 40: Arguments against
    • Structuring the conclusion of your answer
    • Examiner top tips: Develop an interview answer
    • Further arguments against funding fertility treatment
    • Examiner top tips: Example answer & Conclusion
  • 06
    Genetics
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    • Introduction
    • The use of genetics: Arguments in favour
    • The use of genetics: Arguments against
    • The use of genetics in Modern Medicine
    • Designer babies
    • Genetic testing for Huntington's Disease
  • 07
    HIV
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    • Lesson 1 - A patient with HIV continuing to have sexual intercourse: what do you do?
    • Lesson 2 - A patient with HIV continuing to have sexual intercourse: arguments for breaking confidentiality
    • Lesson 3 - A patient with HIV continuing to have sexual intercourse: arguments against breaking confidentiality
    • Lesson 4 - Examiner top tips: Example answer & conclusion
  • 08
    Organ Donation
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    • Introduction
    • The history of Organ Donation
    • Opt-In & Opt-out: Definitions
    • Opt-out Donation system: Arguments in favour
    • Opt-out Donation system: Argument against
    • Prioritising transplant patients: Where is the justice?
    • Organ donation & poor lifestyle choices
    • Incentivising organ donation
  • 09
    Physician Assisted Suicide
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    • Introduction
    • Legalising Physician Assisted Suicide: Arguments in favour
    • Legalising Physician Assisted Suicide: Arguments against
    • Examiner top tips: Example answer part 1
    • Examiner top tips: Example answer part 2
    • Examiner top tips: Example answer part 3
    • Examiner top tips: Example answer part 4
  • 10
    Vaccinations
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    • Should vaccinations be compulsory? Introduction
    • Why the controversy behind vaccines?
    • Should vaccinations be compulsory? Arguments in favour
    • Should vaccinations be compulsory? Arguments against
    • Conclusion
    • Examiner top tips: Example answer

Our guarantee

We value your learning experience

  • Essential content

    We have separated the videos into important topics that we feel are fundamental to interview success. We begin by teaching you how to structure your answers. Next, we go through the common types of questions that you may come across.

  • Interactive features

    Being interactive is key to medical school application success! We will ask you relevant questions throughout the course. You will be asked to pause videos to take notes and to look up additional information.

  • Track your progress

    As you go through the course, you will be able to track and monitor your progress. Additional quizzes and materials will become available for you to put your knowledge into practice and build your confidence.

Message from Dr Dibah Jiva

CEO & Founder of The Medical School Application Guide

Over the last 11 years, I have successfully guided students to become the doctors of tomorrow.

Based on my experience, I created theMSAG interview course. It has been running across the UK for the last 6 years. Last year, we had a 98% success rate among our interview applicants getting into medical school. My team of MSAG guides have taken the best of this content from the course. We have then distilled it into this fantastic e-learning resource.

Students do so much hard work to attend open days and get excellent work experience. But when I speak to admissions tutors, they tell us that students don’t deliver strong answers at interview. We find that this comes down to not knowing how to answer medical school interview questions. They have not received good advice on medical ethics, communication skills or duties of a good doctor. They may spend time on an interview question bank but don’t know how to deliver answers in a medicine interview.

So, I urge you to follow the advice of our guides in order to get the most out of the videos. It may be help on ethical scenarios or maintaining eye contact in role plays. Remember, that your questions will never be left unanswered, we are here to support you by answering your questions too. Please feel free to send us an email and we will always get back to you promptly. If you feel as though you would like further support, check out our website for all that we can offer you. 

So, I think it’s about time to let you crack on with some videos. We appreciate that your journey towards a career in Medicine can be tough and lengthy. Don’t despair! Remember to continue working hard and staying committed. theMSAG will be available to guide you through the process.

As a doctor, it is my pleasure to help welcome new students into this rewarding career. I hope that you will enjoy watching this video series. I wish you the very best of luck on your journey!

Meet the team

Medical School Admissions Experts

TheMSAG has 11 years of experience in medical education & wrote the book on medical school admissions. We’ve helped thousands of students over the past 6 years. Several of our Online Interview Course scriptwriters have sat on interview panels at various medical schools across the UK.

Dr Rony Sanyal is the Online Interview Course Manager at theMSAG. He is currently a GP specialty trainee. He works in the city of Birmingham. He sat on the interview panel for MMI stations at the University of Nottingham. 


Dr Kate Drewek, our Interview Course Manager, is a paediatrics trainee working in London.  She has 2 years of experience in organising and leading our successful interview courses across London, Birmingham and Manchester. She is a trained MMI interview for St George's University.


Dr Paul Grant is a Health Technology advisor and a consultant endocrinologist, who works at Brighton and Sussex medical school. He is one of our guides at interview courses and MMI circuits. He has carried out interviews for doctors and medical students at all career stages.


Dr Hannah Pierce is an expert in Medical Education having completed a masters degree in this topic area at Keele University. She is currently a clinical teaching fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is one of the leads at theMSAG interview courses.


Dr Ashish Mandavia is the Products and Services Director of theMSAG. Having trained at Bristol Medical School , he sat on the interview panel at the University of Bristol for 2 years. He has completed his foundation training in hospitals across London. 


Dr Hrush Vyas is a F2 doctor in Birmingham with a clinical interest in Anaesthetics. Having trained at the University of Birmingham, he sat on the interview panel at the same university. He is one of the leads at theMSAG interview courses.


Mr Jasen Soopramanien is one of the Personal Statement managers at theMSAG. He is a fourth-year medical student at King's College London. He has 2 years of experience as one of the guides on our interview course.


Miss Manushri Jain is a final year medical student at the University of Birmingham. She is one of the Personal Statement managers at theMSAG. She has 2 years of experience as one of the guides on our interview courses.


Mr Graeme Larkin is a senior policy advisor in medical education for the British Medical Association. He is an experienced MSAG guide on our interview courses and our in-house expert on the latest updates for the NHS.



Mr Laksh Soni is a fourth-year medical student at King's College London. He is one of the leads for our interview courses and he is the MMI circuit manager for theMSAG.



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