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Hull York University Interview Questions

About Hull York Medical School

HYMS adopts a PBL style of learning coupled with early patient contact from week one in first year.

It’s one of the smaller medical schools, allowing students can get to know the people in their year a little better. PBL also helps students closely connected to other medical students throughout the academic year as PBL sessions are held twice a week.

HYMS collects feedback periodically throughout the year to continuously keep track on how it could improve.



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 the HYMS Medicine MBBS website for information regarding the HYMS curriculum and style of interview.

  • Ensure that you understand the GMC Good Medical Practice document and different hot topics in healthcare news.

  • Hull York have a group exercise as part of the interviews, which is quite unique.

  • The assessors here will want to see how effectively you work in a group and communicate.

  • Make sure you are able to give clear detailed answers and are able to justify any opinions you give.


Example interview questions


  • Why do you want to be a doctor?

  • Experience and understanding of a career in medicine

Work experience

  • Your work experience, and what you learned from it.

  • What was the most important thing you learned from your work experience?

  • How did your work experience confirm this career choice for you?

Values and skills

  • Scenarios involving making hard decisions

  • How do you maintain a good work-life balance?

  • What do you do outside of your studies?