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Barts and the London (Queen Mary) Interview Questions

About Barts and the London Medical School

Barts and the London is a very practical, progressive and supportive medical school.

With an emphasis on problem based learning, full body dissection and general practice placements from the first year of studying, the teaching at Barts is engaging and pro-active.

Set in the heart of East London, there is a strong sense of community, ensuring all students are continually supported by staff and colleagues.



MMI or Panel?


Interview format

What to expect on interview day?

Interview scoring system

Interview months

Examiner review

What to expect after the interview?


Interview tips

  • Read up around the article provided before the interview - especially any key people and words.

  • Come to a decision about your own view about the article and be willing to share this.

  • Finally always have questions for the panel too, this shows engagement and interest.

  • The personal statement does not form part of the scoring at interview, however, in addition to your academic ability, your interviewers will consider your interests, talents, and the contribution you can make to the School.


Example interview questions


  • Why do you want to come to Barts and the London?

  • How would you contribute to Barts as a university?

  • Has anyone tried to put you off medicine?

  • How do you cope with technology (in relation to self-directed learning and PBL)?

  • What are the disadvantages of being a medical student?

  • How do you succeed as a medical student?

  • What do you like about London?

  • What attracted you to Medicine?

  • Why do you want to be a doctor?

  • Has anyone tried to put you off medicine?

  • What do you want to specialise in? Why does this speciality interest you?

Medical ethics

  • An article was provided before the interview about a healthcare topic and questions about the article were posed.

Values and skills

  • How would you want your patients to perceive you?

  • What extracurricular activities do you do?

  • How do you cope with stress?

  • How would I deal with death as a doctor?

  • How would you feel regarding the violence etc, when doing emergency medicine?

  • How would you cope with all the bad things aspects of doing medicine?

  • How would you want your patients to perceive you?

Work experience