Keele University Interview Questions
About Keele Medical School
Keele University Medical School is a well rounded, forward-thinking and supportive school.
It boasts a modern, spiral, highly-integrated medical curriculum. Keele is a tight-knit community that allows for extra support from staff and students. Keele provides early patient contact and provides practical ways to get a hands on experience.
The staff and directors are very responsive to student feedback and are always there to offer support continuously without fail.
MMI or Panel?
For 2021 entry, online interviews consisted of two 15-minute mini-interviews, each with two interviewers.
What to expect on interview day?
Each interview consists of 3 equal parts or stations, and it is essential that these run
to time as in a standard MMI.
The dress code for the interview is smart.
Interview scoring system
The interviews will cover the following areas:
Motivation and resilience
Caring for others
Responsibilities you have undertaken
Each interviewer will allocate marks for each section separately, so you will be
assessed independently by 4 different interviewers
The interviews are held between December and March
The interaction of the interview is generally very friendly and the process is fun. The interviewers sometimes asked follow up questions corresponding to the station itself.
What to expect after the interview?
It is anticipated that the earliest date Keele will be able to confirm a decision is January/February. Some candidates may be placed on a waiting/hold list as their performance at the interview was close to the offer threshold. However, all final decisions will be made by the 31 March UCAS deadline.
Check out the Keele University Medicine Website as it offers a great explanation of the PBL course and how the spiral curriculum works.
The website explains the interview format (MMI stations) as well as dives deep into the format of their curriculum.
Practice a lot of MMI stations found online with friends and family members as well as teachers to get used to them.
Practice questions available on Keele’s website for the 30-minute clinical maths test before or after the interview and I would make sure you look at these, so you know what to expect.
Example interview questions
What made you pick Keele?
What made you pick medicine?
Why not nursing?
What do you know about the PBL style of teaching and learning?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of PBL?
What aspects of PBL do you think will suit your learning style?
Watch a video and comment on the 4 pillars of medical ethics
Why is patient autonomy important?
An obese patient would like a knee replacement due to severe knee pain. There is significant evidence to show that being overweight impairs post-operative recovery as well as the lifespan of the knee replacement. Explain your actions in this scenario.
Are the internet and easy access to medical information good for patient care?
What is your opinion on Herceptin?
What would you do if you ruled the country?
What alternative punishment do you think should be given to white collar criminals to minimise overcrowding prisons?
Talk about an aspect of your personal statement that you will be asked about and further explain what you did and your experience there
Tell us about your work experience at...and what you learned from it.
Given situational cards and three options of what to do in that situation and depending on what you pick, you have to back your answer with an explanation. You will be challenged with follow up questions.
Given a roleplay situation with a patient volunteer and have to explore what is going on while most importantly being empathetic
Coping with uncertainty in a stressful situation