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Aberdeen University Interview Questions

About Aberdeen Medical School

The University of Aberdeen Medical School provides its students with a dynamic course, taught using a systems-based, integrated approach.

The purpose-built medical school is based at Foresterhill; the largest health-care campus in Europe, providing students with patient contact from the very beginning of first year.

Thanks to the excellent relationship between students and staff and the high importance placed on student support, UoA creates an environment where students thrive and feel supported and encouraged by everyone.



MMI or Panel?


Interview format

What to expect on interview day?

Interview scoring system

Interview months

Prior information

Examiner review

What to expect after the interview?


Interview tips

  • All of the information you need for your interview at Aberdeen can be found on the University website- here you will find everything you need to know about the interview format and course curriculum!

  • Research the unique aspects of Aberdeen, specifically their curriculum relating to remote and rural options and how this would suit you. There is a shortage of medical practitioners in rural settings, so if this type of career is appealing to you, plan to communicate this in your interview.

  • Regularly read your personal statement and ensure that you know it well. You need to be able to summarise it, as well as highlight and elaborate on any point in it.

  • You should read up on the GMC’s Good Medical Practice

  • The interview is a serious part of the decision-making process, so candidates should give careful consideration about what they wear, and their general appearance, given the professional nature of the career they hope to embark upon.


Example interview questions


  • Why do you want to study medicine?

  • Why at Aberdeen?

  • Is anyone else in your family a doctor?

  • What careers do your parents have?

  • Are you the 1st of your siblings to go to University?

  • How are you going to finance medical school?

  • What first made you realise you wanted to be a doctor?

  • Have you considered any other career paths prior to medicine?

  • What appeals to you about the course at Aberdeen?

  • What would you do if you didn’t get into medical school this year?

  • How will you adjust to University life?

  • How did you go about finding out about a career in medicine?

  • Have you considered a gap year/what are the advantages of having a gap year?

  • What do you want out of life other than being a doctor/are you considering any other professions?

  • What area of medicine do you see yourself in and how long will it take you to get there?