Coronavirus

Job Interview

Medical School Interview Questions

🏥 NHS

😷 Coronavirus

⚖️ Medical Ethics

🔥  Motivation

 
  •   How would you spend Captain Tom's donations? 

  • Should doctors stop raising PPE issues?

  • You are the Head of the World Health Organisation. A new virus has just broken out in Birmingham, what would you do to prevent the virus from becoming a pandemic?

  • How would this graph of cumulative cases change if R was 1.1, 1 or 0.9?

  • How would you monitor the true effect of coronavirus? e.g. cancer delays

  • What would you advise a patient who wanted to attend George Floyd protests?

  • How would you calculate R and herd immunity?

  • The coronavirus may have arisen from the close proximity of wildlife in Wuhan markets. Discuss the viewpoint "It is Wuhan's fault; the trade of wild meats should be banned".

  • You are a GP and have an appointment with Mrs Eckhart who has withdrawn her child from school because she is concerned of the risk of transmission. You are about to have a consultation with her and her daughter.

  • You're a GP and one of your patients tell you they plan on going to Bournemouth beach. What do you do?

  • How do you reassure someone when you're wearing a mask?

  • You're a retail assistant. Someone comes in not wearing a mask - what do you do?

  • There has been a controversy as to whether we should be calling doctors and other healthcare professionals heroes? What do you think? 

  • Discuss how the pandemic has highlighted the importance of doctor’s staying up to date with the latest research.

  • What is the importance of GP health checks and routine appointments? Outline an example

  • Was it right to allow junior doctors to start their foundation years early? 

  • Why do we have Royal Colleges and a General Medical Council?

  • How can we improve our current social care model?

  • Is it right for medical students to complain about their medical school online?

  • Should medical students and doctors utilise social media?

  • Should health decisions be made by a health secretary? Should it be purely be in the hands of SAGE?

  • "The coronavirus pandemic is like a war". How far do you agree with this statement?

  • What do you think are the secondary health consequences of coronavirus?

  • Should face masks be worn in shops?

  • How can we reduce the transmission of human:human pandemic viruses?

  • What does risk stratification mean? Give a specific example

  • Discuss the benefits of a contract tracing app of physical contact tracers

  • What are the educational benefits and impacts of the coronavirus on secondary schools?

  • How do you stop scientific research and information from becoming politicised?

  • How do you stop the NHS from becoming politicised?

  • Discuss the reasons for and against clap for careers

  • During lockdown, should people be allowed to drink at a pub?

  • Should gyms have opened at the same time as pubs?

  • What actions would you take if you were to visit a vulnerable friend or family member?

  • You have volunteered to help as a local volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic. What steps would you take to help young children on your street?

  • Why have some cities been more affected by coronavirus than others?

  • You are the Health Secretary. During the pandemic, there has been an increase in snacking. What are the health implications for this and which groups in particular are at risk? What solutions would you implement as Health Secretary to ensure that is reduced moving forwards?

  • Why was there a shortage of ventilators?

  • You are the health secretary, since the pandemic, many start ups and established companies have offered their help in creating an effective testing kit. How would you decide on a correct testing kit what are the pros and cons?

  • Since the pandemic, many small firms have offered to help with supplying ventillators at varying prices and varying qualities. As health secretary, how would you decide which ones to accept?

  • Discuss the mental health effects of coronavirus.

  • How far can you agree with the statement “The coronavirus only appeared to be spreading because we were increasing testing?”

  • Should doctors stop raising PPE issues?

  • Should people pay for face masks?

  • Should the vaccine be made compulsory?

  • Challenge trial - infecting human subjects even though there is no proven cure?

  • Should the sentence for assault to emergency staff workers be doubled from 1 year to 2 years?

  • Is it right for medical students to provide public health advice on social media?

  • Is it right for anyone to share public health or coronavirus information on social media?

  • Is it right for NHS staff to risk their lives and the lives of family members to do their job?

  • Is it right for junior doctor or medical students on electives to provide substandard care in order to learn to be better doctors?

  • You are the Prime Minister of the UK and are in talks with Gilead about manufacturing remdesevir. They have agreed to give you first priority. Your country has had 30% of the death rates and 40% of the global infected cases - what proportion of remdesevir global supply would you purchase? What is your thinking?

  • Is it right to test the coronavirus in South Africa and Brazil? Are developing countries being exploited?

  • You are a Supplier for NHS Masks; smaller companies have agreed to manufacture PPE such as masks for the coronavirus epidemic. They are 80% as effective as proper surgical masks - would you decide to accept the masks and why?

  • Should an experimental antibody test be used?

  • Should the public be forced to wear face masks on public transport?

  • Should contact tracing app have been a centralised system?

  • Was it right for care homes to ban visits from relatives?

  • Should doctors be allowed to have taken part in BLM protests?

  • Should people be allowed to protest?

  • You are a junior doctor of colour working at a local hospital. A patient asks to see a white doctor - what do you do?

  • Considering the coronavirus pandemic, has your view of public health campaigns changed and why?

  • How can we calculate the true death toll of Coronavirus?

  • Why has burnout been so common amongst doctors and healthcare professionals during the coronavirus pandemic? What can we do to combat this?

  • Why has loneliness been so common amongst the general population during the coronavirus pandemic? What can we do to combat this?

  • If you had to take a gap year and in this pandemic could not travel abroad. What would you choose to do and why?

  • How do you think the rise in information technology has influenced / will influence the practice of medicine?

  • How does politics influence healthcare provision Is it inevitable?

  • What do you think is the greatest threat to the health of the British population today?

  • How do you think that online work experience is different from physical work experience?

  • “The controversy over the accuracy of coronavirus deaths has reduced public trust in the healthcare profession especially Public Health England.” Discuss the statement and how far you agree with this statement

  • Is it right for a company or country to benefit or gain a profit from selling the coronavirus vaccine?

  • What are the pros and cons of having multiple universities and multiple counties developing a coronavirus vaccine?

  • Should we let researchers and pharmaceutical companies profit from discovering or manufacturing a vaccine if it incentivises faster vaccine development?

  • What are the pros and cons of paying people to get the coronavirus vaccine?

  • What can be done to tackle coronavirus vaccine misinformation?

  • You are the Health Secretary. How would you ensure that a coronavirus vaccine is distributed fairly on a national level ?

  • You are the Health Secretary. Which population groups would you prioritise get the coronavirus vaccine and why?

  • You are the Head of the WHO. How would you ensure that a coronavirus vaccine is distributed fairly on a global level?

  • Attention has been drawn to the lack of representation of people of colour with regards to skin conditions. If you were the head of the medical school, how would you go about out solving this issue?

  • Is it right for an influencer or celebrity to give their opinions on public health if they don’t have a medicine or public health qualification?

  • Is it right for an influencer or celebrity to give information / criticise government decisions on public health if they don’t have a medicine or public health qualification?

  • “Coronavirus is a great leveller” how far do you agree with this statement?

  • ‘The COVID 19 condition is not a great leveler by any means. Just like any other condition… it is patterned by inequality.’ Evaluate this statement

  • How do you explain the importance of wearing a mask to a 10 year old child?

  • You are a shop keeper, a teenager comes in not wearing a mask.

  • How do you explain the importance of wearing a mask to a 15 year old?

  • How do you explain the importance of wearing a mask to an elderly patient?

  • How do you explain the importance of washing your hands to a 10 year old child?

  • How do you explain the importance of washing your hands to a 15 year old?

  • How do you explain the importance of wearing a mask to an elderly patient?