Here are some UKCAT Situational Judgement questions for you to try. These are all of the ‘appropriateness’ type. This section is marked on how close your answer is to what medical ‘experts’ have decided to be correct.
For many people, the dream of becoming a doctor starts at a young age. Knowing that you want to pursue such a specialised and specific path means that it is very important to choose your secondary school subjects carefully to ensure you meet the requirements to get into the UK medical school of your choice.
Whilst learning from a book – providing it is not outdated – will give you a good background knowledge of what can be asked in interviews, we believe the best way to prepare for this is to be taught, just like at sixth form, and practice with live feedback from medical school tutors. It’s also the most enjoyable way to prepare!
Lets go over motivation for medicine. We discuss some of the reasons in our experience candidates list as motivating factors for choosing medicine and how to write these on your UCAS personal statement.
Some students have been asking us about the actors that are used in MMI stations. They can simulate any third party, for example a patient, a friend or even a stranger. The subject of the station might not even be medical. Remember St Georges have indicated on their website they have a station involving you speaking to your neighbour having run over her cat.
How to write your personal statement for medical school applications
With spaces being available again through UCAS clearing, let’s have a look at the St George’s clearing interview – it is likely to be the same as the interview done earlier in the year
International candidates can come from different educational, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and this raises some challenges, mainly in medical school interviews.
You can almost take it for granted that an Oxbridge applicant will have the relevant predicted grades and work experience. As for the actual college, if you decide to indicate a preference, make sure you have done some research and ideally visited the university, as you are highly likely to be asked about your choice in the interview.
A-level results are going to be released in a few days time. Last year on results day students reported to us not being able to get through on medical school clearing lines in the morning, and reported applications had been closed in some universities by the afternoon due to the sheer number of applicants