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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?


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 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?

Medical ethics

  • 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?

Work experience

  • 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.

Problem solving

  • 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