Careers Service



It is likely that you will take part in an interview, and preparation is essential.

The process varies between institutions. Some medical schools don't interview, some interview a few candidates and some interview everyone.

Medical schools use different kinds of interviews to evaluate candidates.  

They want evidence that you are able to make quick, rational decisions, that you can communicate information clearly under pressure, and have an understanding of the issues surrounding a career in medicine.

During your application process, you may encounter one or all of the types of medical interview.

The Medical Schools Council has information about the types of interview used by UK medical schools or see below for more information.