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Imperial College London Interview Questions


About Imperial Medical School

Imperial College London is a world class university with a respectful reputation for the teaching of science and medicine.


A recently redesigned curriculum now adopts a spiral-based approach. Students cover the same topic multiple times throughout the course, building on and consolidating prior knowledge.


There is also an increased level of patient contact, with students now meeting their very first patients within the first weeks. The programme is driven by clinical expertise as well as international competitive research.


 

INTERVIEW

MMI or Panel?

MMI

Interview format

What to expect on interview day?

Interview scoring system

Interview months

Examiner review

What to expect after the interview?


 

Interview tips

  • The role players at the Imperial College London Medicine interview are usually students so it will be useful to practise with friends as this will be close to the actual experience.

  • Try and think about things specific to you which you could bring up at the interview when asked about your qualities.

  • Go over recent news events, NHS hot topics, and updates within the NHS.

  • Also know some for and against arguments for controversial topics. Have a short think before getting into your response, as this will help you organise your thoughts and prevent waffling.

  • Give multiple examples to illustrate your points. Make sure you include your personal experience in your answers, for example, work experience.

  • If unsure about the question, it is better to ask the interviewer to rephrase it as they are there to help you.




 

Example interview questions

Motivation

  • What have you done to find out about medicine as a career/Who have you talked to about doing medicine and what did you learn from them?

  • What do you think you might like best about medicine as a career?

  • What do you feel are likely to be the worst things about being a doctor?

  • When and why did you decide that you wanted to be a doctor?

  • What would you do if you don’t get into medical school this year?

  • What contribution would you make to university life?

Medical ethics

  • A 5 year old girl and a 45 year old doctor have just been diagnosed with cancer. Only one person can receive treatment. Who would you give it to and why?

Values and skills

  • Which qualities will make you a good doctor?

  • We all know exams are stressful. How did you manage when you were taking your GCSEs?

  • What do you do when you have 3 or 4 things to do that are all urgent?

  • What do you do to relax?

  • How do you cope in situations where there is not enough time to finish a task?

  • We all know exams are stressful. How did you manage when you were taking your GCSEs?

  • What do you do when you have 3 or 4 things to do that are all urgent?

  • Have you dealt with a difficult situation?