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Leeds University Interview Questions

About Leeds Medical School

To summarise Leeds University Medical school in a few words it would be easy to say it is supportive, stimulating and encouraging.

Leeds ensures there is early patient contact as well as including early anatomy teaching and dissection.

The University welcomes all feedback and always acts on suggested improvements.

There is a fantastic support network and all members of staff offer ample support to make sure we succeed.



MMI or Panel?


Interview format

What to expect on interview day?

Interview months

Examiner review

What to expect after the interview?


Interview tips

  • Check the website before your interview and make sure you are familiar with the entire process.

  • Read the GMC PDF for Good Medical Practice.

  • Do mock interviews as this is great practice and will really build up your confidence.

  • Don’t forget to read over your personal statement prior to the interview, as you may also be asked about this.

  • There is one station in the MMI which specifically tests you on your BMAT essay– so make sure you familiarise yourself beforehand and are able to justify any points you made, as well as why you chose the essay.


Example interview questions


  • What is your motivation for wanting to study medicine?

  • Why should we take you?

  • Why Leeds Medical School?

  • Tell us what you did to find out about medicine.

  • Why do you want a career as a doctor rather than another health-related profession?

Medical ethics

  • You will be given situational judgement style questions and asked to pick the most appropriate answer

  • You are a foundation doctor on a ward, and one of your peers is asking you to cover them regularly so that they can attend doctor’s appointments. What issues does this raise? What would influence how you dealt with it?

  • A famous person is admitted to the hospital. You are a doctor and notice that a colleague has tweeted this information and put it on their Facebook page. What issues does this raise? What would be your reaction/ actions?

  • What would you do if you gave a patient a double dose of drugs by accident?

Work experience

  • Give an example of work experience you have done and what you have learnt from this

Current affairs

  • I was asked questions about the use of Artificial intelligence and the use of robotics in surgeries, whether I thought this was feasible and how detrimental it may be to future careers of surgeons

Values and skills

  • Give us an example of when you have had to take responsibility (or show leadership) and deal with a difficult situation.

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?

  • How do you think that healthcare professionals deal with stress at work?

  • How will you cope with the stress of a career in medicine?


  • Give an example of a time you have shown teamwork - I talked about doing my Gold DofE

Problem solving

  • Give an example of a time you have demonstrated problem-solving abilities OR alternatively you may be asked to do a problem solving question/scenario. There can be blocks and you are asked to move different colours a minimal number of times in order to match it up to an image provided


  • You are visiting your aunt who is afraid of hospitals, she has received a letter that she requires an MRI scan but really does not want to go. How will you comfort her?