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Glasgow University Interview Questions

About Glasgow Medical School

The University of Glasgow is innovative, lively and friendly.

The campus is made up of beautiful Harry Potter-esque architecture as well as new state of the art buildings filled with the latest technology.

The course involves lectures which complement PBL learning alongside placements for early practical exposure. The clinical aspect of the course is mainly based in surrounding hospitals including the Queen Elizabeth University hospital which is one of the largest hospitals in Europe.



MMI or Panel?


Interview format

What to expect on interview day?

Interview months

Examiner review

What to expect after the interview?


Interview tips

  • Prepare: Know the university course insight and out and be able to tell them the structure and specifically what you like about it.

  • Know about the hospitals you will be sent to on placements aswell.

  • Keep calm and arrive on time- the interview is sometimes based in a hospital so it may take you some time to find the location etc.

  • Read GMC good medical practice and know the medical ethics pillars.

  • Know your personal statement well and have examples ready of times when you worked in a team etc.

  • Remember to talk about the ethical pillars of medicine in your interview, particularly the ethical scenarios in the second part of the interview.

  • Think of examples of your achievements and skills

  • Consider your personal characteristics


Example interview questions


  • Why do you want to study medicine?

  • Why do you want to attend the University of Glasgow?

  • Tell us about the course at this university.

  • The MBChB programme is organised into 4 phases, explain each.

  • Why problem-based learning?

  • Why this area of Scotland?

Medical ethics

  • Talk about the ethics surrounding organ donation


  • Describe the training pathway for doctors

Values and skills

  • How are you suited to being a doctor?

  • What are your personal strengths?

  • What hobbies do you have outside of your studies?

  • Tell us about your hobbies and/or charity work

  • Tell us about a time that you worked as part of a team.

  • How would your colleagues/peers describe you?

  • What are the key qualities necessary to be a doctor?

  • What makes a good doctor?

Work experience

  • What was the most important thing you’ve learned about Medicine during past work experience and why?

  • Tell us about your experience of hospital attachment

  • Tell me about your voluntary work experience

Science/medical based

  • Evidence of interest in medicine (current topical issues)

  • Latest medical issue and how it will affect your practice.