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King's College Interview Questions


About King's College Medical School

King's College London has a fast-paced, three stage course covering most of the medical content in the first two years, focusing more on the hands-on clinical aspect afterwards.


Historically, there has been a strong focus on the use of full body dissection for anatomy teaching.


The course requires more self-study than some other universities, as the resources are generally distributed but not really revisited or spoon-fed to students.


 

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

  • King's generally repeats stations; you can find outlines of them online. Obviously, don't rely on this, but it is very helpful.

  • For some, this could be a fully-fleshed answer with all the points you want to make.

  • For others, it could be the structure of how to lay out your answer with the unknown variables that will be presented on the day.

  • Always practise speaking with others if you can, even with yourself using a mirror or a recording.

  • King's has some unique stations in terms of the picture description and graph questions; know how to answer these questions beforehand.



 

Example interview questions

Motivation

  • Why Medicine?

  • Why did you apply to King’s college?

  • Why study medicine and not another course?

  • How has King’s College London contributed to modern medicine?

  • What can you contribute to the atmosphere at King’s College London?

Medical ethics

  • "What should you do if a patient tries to friend you on social media?

  • What would you do in this situation?

  • How do the ethical principles apply in this situation?

Values and skills

  • What is resilience? When have you shown it?

  • Talk about your extracurricular activities.

  • What extracurricular activities have you done in the past years and what have you learned from them?

Work experience

  • What work experience have you done? What did you learn from it?

  • Can you tell me about some voluntary work that you have done.

Problem solving

  • Describe this picture to me as objectively as possible, as if I can't see it.

  • Describe this graph (blood glucose level). What do you think this is showing? How would this present physiologically?

NHS

  • What is the structure and function of the NHS?

  • What are the bodies within the NHS?

  • What interesting medical articles have you read recently?

Current affairs

  • What is your opinion of the ... case?

  • What were the main issues raised in this case?