About Edge Hill Medical School
Edge Hill University is based on an award-winning campus in the thriving Lancashire town of Ormskirk, near Liverpool and Manchester.
Theory and practice are integrated through a hybrid of case-based and team-based learning alongside extensive clinical skills and simulation training.
Equipped with medical leadership skills, resilience and an understanding of public health, you will graduate fully prepared for practice as a doctor ready to make a major contribution to the healthcare services of today and tomorrow.
MMI or Panel?
Edge Hill University has an 8 station MMI, with each station lasting 7 minutes with 3 minutes preparation time.
What to expect on interview day?
Candidates are split into two groups: one group goes for their MMI interviews while the other half has a tour of the facilities on campus. After the MMI interviews a debrief is given as well as the dates when offers would be released.
Interview scoring system
A score will be given for performance at each MMI station and individual scores combined.
Applicants will be ranked according to their overall MMI score and offers made to the
top ranking students. Offers will be made to candidates who have the highest combined scores subject to satisfactory references.
The Edge Hill interviews have not formally been released, but are expected to be between December and February.
The examiners are a mix of cold and friendly. There are definitely a lot of follow up questions. There were quite a few surprise questions with nothing to do with the context given for the station, so be prepared to think on your feet.
What to expect after the interview?
It takes approximately 2 months to hear back after the Edge Hill medicine interview, though this time can vary depending on when an interview takes place within the cycle.
Look into NHS hot topics – this is a common theme throughout the Edge Hill medicine interview so it’s important to have a good understanding of current events as well as the way the NHS works.
No overly complicated calculations will be expected, but it’s good to be able to describe and suggest reasons for trends for the data interpretation station.
Think about how the pillars of medical ethics apply to these and demonstrate knowledge of the medicolegal factors involved in topics such as euthanasia.
Be prepared to talk about why you’d like to study medicine at Edge Hill University.
Example interview questions
Why do you want to study medicine?
Why Edge Hill University?
Why is confidentiality important?
General discussion of ethical scenarios and dilemmas
Values and skills
What would you take with you to a desert island?
What qualities of yours are suitable for a doctor?
What have you learnt from your work experience?
What impact do health campaigns have on society?
Summarising graph depicting trends in a health-related issue.
Possible explanations for pattern and discuss topic.
Interacting with an upset patient
What impact do health campaigns have on society?
General discussion of current situation in the NHS
Unique selling points of the university
At Edge Hill, the knowledge taught is aligned with key legal and ethical principles, the development of diagnostic, decision-making, communication and reflection skills, as well as personal and professional attitudes that align to the profession. A spiral curriculum is adopted, enabling you to revisit topics, build on previous knowledge, link theory to practice, and gain increasing confidence. The faculty is also home to a thriving research culture which includes a series of staff and student conference programmes, guest lectures and seminars, as well as active research groups.
The University is campus based with all facilities located together, making things easy to reach. While the town is small, Liverpool is a short trip away making it ideal for weekend trips to the city! Although the weekly direct contact hours will vary, attendance will typically be required for four to five days a week. The placements are in the North West of England. On campus, Edge Hill University offers sixty acres of outstanding sport and leisure facilities. Whether you want to keep fit and healthy, play recreational sport for fun, or compete for university sports clubs, you will have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation at every level. There are plenty of opportunities to participate in optional activities which complement your academic studies and enhance your skills. (129)
There are plenty of places to socialise and relax on campus, as well as a range of options if you’re looking for somewhere to eat and drink or enjoy a night out. It was voted by students as offering the best student support in the North West and top ten in the UK. The student union is student-led organisation, run by students for students, offering a packed line-up of activities and events, vibrant social spaces, and an independent advisory service than can provide representation, support and advice. The Students’ Union manages over 60 diverse and dynamic societies adding an element of fun to student-led activities on campus.
Despite being a new medical school, Edge Hill have already founded their own Medical Society providing plenty of additional academic opportunities. There are over 60 other societies spanning a wide range of sports and activities. The society encourages students to get involved in academic and non-academic events. All events from annual balls to hosting guest speakers are dictated by students' interests. Also, they collaborate with different medical societies to create a network of medical students throughout the UK.