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Brighton and Sussex University Interview Questions

About Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Brighton and Sussex Medical school is known for its dedicated clinical teaching and high student satisfaction.

BSMS combines proven, traditional methods with the latest innovations in teaching and research.

The quality of teaching is reflected in their consistent position among the top medical schools in the country. They prepare you to enter the ever-changing and developing world of healthcare and flourish. The course helps students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be a successful doctor.



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

  • Visit the BSMS website for the interview format and what to expect on the day.

  • Focus heavily on the ethics of medicine.

  • Thoroughly read the core values and attributes document available on the website.

  • Write down and reflect on a few relevant experiences you have had.

  • Make sure you’re clued up on the six Cs and NHS Hot Topics for a month before the interview.

  • The quality of your answer is determined by the examiner's understanding of the answer so be coherent, fluent and structural in your speech.

  • Practice questions with friends and family.


Example interview questions


  • Why medicine, or why would you like to be a doctor?

  • Why BSMS?

Values and skills

  • How do you demonstrate resilience and the ability to deal with difficult situations

Work experience

  • What, in particular, has stood out in your work experience?

  • What has your work experience allowed you to learn?


  • How is patient safety improved and how can it be compromised? How are safety standards assessed in hospitals?

  • How could you improve the NHS?

  • What is the biggest problem of the NHS?

  • What problems would you see daily as a GP working in Brighton?

  • What are the NHS values and why are they important?