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Anglia Ruskin Interview Questions


About Anglia Ruskin Medical School

Anglia Ruskin provides a dynamic course that focuses on training doctors of the future to be all-rounded clinicians.


The course takes an early clinical focus with patient contact from the first term.

The academic content is structured around disease blocks (CVS, GI) which cover medicine holistically and comprehensively.


As a new and small medical school, you build valuable relationships with your peers and the staff, who are very responsive to feedback.



 

INTERVIEW

MMI or Panel?

MMI

Interview format

What to expect on interview day?

Interview scoring system

Interview months

Prior information

Examiner review


 

Interview tips

  • Check out the website where they have some short videos too about the interviews.

  • It’s always obvious when answers have been practised and rehearsed, but discuss with friends and family about recent medical news and ethics to broaden your ideas and understand different viewpoints on different topics.

  • Know your personal statement well for the interview as interviewers may use it and can also provide a good starting point for your answers in supplying evidence and personal examples.

  • Each station is new and marked separately. You may feel a bit annoyed if a station did not go so well, but as soon as you walk out of that station forget all about it and read the instructions for the next one. Remember that you can still be successful when a few stations don’t go to plan.



 

University life

Unique selling points of the university

ARU provide hospital placements from early on. This allows you to consolidate learning from lectures and put it to practice. Early exposure to patients and the working environment helps build skills you cannot learn in lecture theatres and prepares to deal with clinical scenarios. Another unique point for ARU is the size of the cohorts. Being a small cohort means you can build amazing friendships with your peers who can all help and support you through the course. You get to know so many people so well, which makes the 5 years at medical school much easier


University life

Work-life balance at medical school can be tough. At ARU the structure is really consistent so you know you will always only have lectures in the morning, and something practical in the evening - this definitely helps balance and plan the weeks at medical school. Most first year students live in the Student Village - a great place to make new friends! It's also ideally located so you're only ever a few minutes away from your lectures, libraries, clubs and the Student Union.The campus is small which means you'll always bump into someone you know and makes it convenient to get to society actives ranging from all different sports to med-soc and medical speciality societies (Dermatology, Surgical society, Psych&Neuro). (119)


Social life

Most first year students live in the Student Village - a great place to make new friends! Chelmsford is not the busiest city, however London is only a short 30 minute train away. It's also ideally located so you're only ever a few minutes away from your lectures, libraries, clubs and the Student Union. However, being a small university means you will meet and get to know a lot of people and build strong friendships with them. On a university level, the SU and societies always have things going on to get involved with including both drinking and non-drinking events (including medicine specific ones).


MedSoc

The MedSoc is probably the largest society on campus despite being very new. You can always rely on the MedSoc to pull through with events that get the whole student body together. Not only do they try and put on monthly themed nights out, t