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Leicester University Interview Questions

About Leicester Medical School

University of Leicester Medical School is an extremely supportive and welcoming environment.

Early patient contact, full body dissection and detailed exam feedback are all standard practice.

They also have a very approachable and highly qualified set of lecturers and clinical teaching fellows, who produce excellent lectures, practice papers and question banks.

Medicine is taught as a mixed traditional/PBL format.

Everyone at UoL wants you to succeed and will help you a lot along the way.



MMI or Panel?


Interview format

Interview scoring system

Interview months

Examiner review

What to expect after the interview?


Interview tips

  • Check the Leicester Medical School website for interview details, and make sure you know the unique selling points of UoL med school such as full body dissection and HCA opportunities.

  • Have a good response for why you want to do medicine and why Leicester?

  • Know the pillars of medical ethics and do lots of interview practice with friends/family/teachers.

  • Try and link every answer point back to why that's an important quality to have as a doctor.

  • Think about WHY they're asking you these questions.

  • Take your time to think pre-answer and relax.


Example interview questions


  • Why do you want to do medicine?

  • Why Leicester?

  • What made you choose medicine, rather than other options?

  • What did you want to do before medicine?

  • What subjects did you study?

  • What was your favourite subject?

  • What happens once you’ve graduated?

  • What can you bring to the University?

  • Do you have a particular field in medicine in which you are interested?

Medical ethics

  • Watch a video of a doctor-patient interaction and point out all the areas for improvement and concern, such as breaches of patient safety. You can watch the video multiple times.

Values and skills

  • You have to create and present an A4 poster about yourself, the details of which will be emailed to you prior to interview.

  • What bad qualities do you have and how are you working to overcome them?

  • What are your strengths/weaknesses?

  • What are your hobbies?

  • If you could change one thing about yourself what would that be?

Work experience

  • Talk about a time where you learnt the importance of ______________, the blank could be anything relating to important qualities a doctor must possess such as candour, compassion, etc.