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Dundee University Interview Questions

About Dundee Medical School

Dundee medical school is unique, being situated inside of Ninewells hospital.

It takes on a systems-based approach to learning, enabling science to be taught in blocks rather that separate courses (e.g. anatomy, physiology).

Additionally the school is known for its early clinical exposure which allows students to apply theory to real life scenarios on the ward.

Equality and diversity surveys are conducted regularly to ensure that the university is a safe and friendly environment for everyone.



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

  • Check out Dundee medical schools website for up to date information about the medical school.

  • Read up the GMC's good medical practice to gain insight into the types of questions that can be asked and understand how to tackle them.

  • Make sure to regularly practice interview style questions to gain confidence and most important, be yourself.

  • Use the reading time to plan and structure your answer or remind yourself of important things to include in your answer. This short amount of time for planning will help you organise your answer logically and make it more articulate.

  • The interview will comprise of a series of virtual stations in which you will be asked to consider questions, situations, and dilemmas. Even though these are often framed in a clinical or medical context, no prior medical knowledge is required to address them.


Example interview questions


  • Why would you like to study medicine and why the University of Dundee?

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

  • Why do you want to be a doctor rather than a nurse?

  • What qualities are most important in a doctor?

Medical ethics

  • Being given a scenario, and asked to describe the relevant medical ethics that can be identified.

  • What is your view on organ donation (opt in/opt out/any other systems that you are aware of)?

  • What are your views on euthanasia, abortion, cloning etc.

Work experience

  • Describe the work experience you have?

  • What work experience have you done and what did you learn from it?

Problem solving

  • Being given a puzzle/task to solve under a certain time restraint, and being evaluated on communication and how you handle the task.


  • Acting out a scenario from a non-clinical setting, and being assessed on how you would approach and handle the problem

  • This may involve interactions with a trained actor, or medical school student as well as an observer.


  • These may include teaching an actor to perform a specific task or describing to the interviewer how to complete a specific task.

  • Tell me about a time where you worked well in a team situation.


  • How long does will it take you to become a GP/surgeon/oncologist?

  • The NHS principles/function etc.

  • The General Medical Council structure and function.

  • Professionalism and medicine as a career