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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.



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

  • 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


  • 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?


  • 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?