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Lincoln University Interview Questions

About Lincoln Medical School

The new Lincoln Medical School offers the best of both worlds.

It's partnership with the University of Nottingham means that the course is identical to that in Nottingham with the security of a tried and tested, robust curriculum whilst studying in the beautiful city of Lincoln with state-of-the-art modern facilities and campus of the University of Lincoln.

Clinical placements commence from the first semester and the small cohort size enables a really strong community feel.



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

  • Be yourself! The interviews are not designed to catch you out or test your academic knowledge.

  • Read up on the website about what to expect from the interview and think about what qualities you want to try and portray to the interviewer during your interview.

  • Read up on the pillars of medicine and basic medical ethics as well as being familiar with the GMC's Outcome for Graduates.

  • Make sure you are strong on ethical scenarios and your motivation to study medicine answers.

  • Practise with friends and family to make sure you are confident and secure in your answers.


Example interview questions


  • Why medicine?

  • Why have you chosen Lincoln?

  • What can you bring to the university?

  • Why not chose another career path?

  • Medicine can be emotionally demanding, how would you remain detached?

  • What is it specifically that really makes you want to do medicine?

  • How will you manage your time i.e. work/life balance?

  • What about the medicine course at Lincoln appeals to you?

Medical ethics

  • A scenario around a situation on placement that raises numerous ethical issues. Questions are then asked about identifying these ethical issues and what would the candidate do next?

  • During an A-level examination, you saw your friend cheating. What would you do after the exam? What if he tells you that he is did this because he wants to meet his grades in order to get into medicine? What would happen to the relationship between you and your friend as a result

  • Discuss the ethics around your patient refusing further treatment.

Values and skills

  • What makes you think you'll be a good doctor?

  • How do you relax/deal with stress?

  • Define 'friend'

  • What are your interests/hobbies?

  • How would your friends describe you?