Online Medical School Interview Course

Medical school interview questions and answers

This course is designed to help you prepare for your medical school interviews. We hope to equip you with the skills you need for a career in medicine. Over the last 6 years, theMSAG team have guided over 1000 students to get into the career of their dreams. Out of the students who have attended our medicine interview courses , 98% of the applicants have received a place at medical school. Our team have collaborated to create this e-learning resource for you. We’ve used all of our knowledge that we've developed in our physical course. Each video is around 20 minutes long. You can start as early as you want. You can learn at your own pace. Feel free to set your own goals to achieve success at your interview.

What to expect

Medical school interview preparation course

  • 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

  • 01
    Course Overview
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    • Introduction | Online Interview Course
  • 02
    Structuring opinion based answers
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    • Objectives
    • Introduction | opinion based answers
    • Body | opinion based answer
    • Drawing conclusions
    • Approach | ethics questions
    • Example | answering an opinion question
    • Summary
  • 03
    Structuring exampled based answers
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    • Objectives
    • Discussing the structure of your answer
    • How long should you spend on each section
    • Summary & Conclusion
  • 04
    Why do you want to be a doctor?
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    • Objectives
    • Brainstorming
    • How to make your answer stand out ?
    • Sample answers
  • 05
    Memorable learning from volunteer work
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    • Objectives
    • Types of volunteering
    • Reflecting on volunteer work
    • Using the STARR technique
  • 06
    Understanding the key duties of a doctor according to the GMC
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    • Objectives
    • Understanding the duties of a doctor
    • 4 domains of good medical practice
    • How can you be tested on the duties of a doctor in medical school interviews?
  • 07
    The Role & Structure of the NHS
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    • Objectives
    • How was the NHS created?
    • How do primary, secondary & tertiary care interact with each other?
    • Who is in charge of the NHS in England?
    • The main issues facing our healthcare system
  • 08
    Should we privatise the NHS?
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    • Objectives
    • What is Privatisation ?
    • The National Health Service
    • Arguments for privatisation within the NHS
    • Arguments against privatisation within the NHS
  • 09
    The biggest healthcare challenges facing the NHS?
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    • Objectives
    • Ageing Populations
    • A&E departments reaching their limit
    • Lifestyle factors affecting our NHS
    • Antibiotics Resistance
    • Rising costs in the NHS
  • 10
    Tackling the obesity epidemic?
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    • Objectives
    • What is obesity and why is it increasing?
    • What is obesity and why is it on the rise?
    • Obesity as a global concern | What is an 'Epidemic'
    • Why is obesity a problem?
    • Reducing the obesity epidemic
    • How to answer a question on the obesity epidemic
  • 11
    The 4 Ethical Pillars of Medical Ethics
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    • Objectives
    • Ethical pillars | Autonomy
    • Ethical pillars | Beneficence
    • Ethical pillars | Non-Maleficence
    • Ethical pillars | Justice
    • Sample answer
  • 12
    Confidentiality, Capacity and Consent
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    • The three C's of medical ethics
    • Confidentiality
    • Capacity
    • Consent
  • 13
    The Roleplay Station
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    • Objectives
    • Roleplay
  • 14
    Breaking Bad News
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    • Introduction
    • The SPIKES framework
    • The SPIKES framework in action
  • 15
    Dealing with difficult colleagues
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    • Objectives
    • How to approach a roleplay scenario
    • Roleplay scenario
  • 16
    Preparing for the Calculation Station
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    • Objectives
    • Example 1
    • Example 2
    • Last minute tips and conclusion
  • 17
    Preparing for the data interpretation station
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    • Objectives
    • Tips & Tricks on how to prepare for the data interpretation station
    • Can you describe this graph?
    • Please explain the physiology behind type 2 Diabetes
    • Do you think type 2 Diabetes has had an impact on society?
    • Calculate this patients BMI's & describe your findings
    • How useful is a BMI measurement?
    • Why do you think the incidence of childhood obesity is on the rise?

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. We go through the common types of interview questions that you may come across.

  • Interactive features

    Being interactive is the key to our teaching success! So, you will find our team members asking you questions and requesting you pause the video. We may ask you to write something down or recommend that you look up some extra material to enhance your learning.

  • 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 Jiva

Founder & CEO 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. She loves teaching about ethical scenarios.


Dr Paul Grant is a Health Technology Consultant and Medical Educationalist and 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 Birmingham med school, 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. He is also 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.



FAQ

  • What if I don't understand part of a video?

    No problem! Just pop your questions into the comment box underneath the videos and a dedicated MSAG team member will get back to you with an answer ASAP.

  • My video won't play!

    Technical issues happen to the best of us: head over to our technical help desk/tutorial and we’ll get you back online and ready to ace that med school interview!

  • How do I pay for the Online Interview course?

    Actually, if you are accessing the Online Video Course through a post-secondary school in the UK, you don’t need to pay at all! Contact us to find out more. For those of you that require payment options, we accept credit or debit card and PayPal.

  • Can I access the videos from my phone?

    Absolutely! You can access our videos via your mobile web browser or the Thinkific app.

  • Can I save videos on my hard drive?

    Unfortunately, because of copyright, you can’t save videos at this time: but, you are more than welcome to replay videos as many times as you need!

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