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Manchester University Interview Questions

About Manchester Medical School

Manchester medical school is a modern medical school that gives students an appropriate level of independence with studies.

Nevertheless, the medical school is big on wellbeing with a great supportive mechanism.

Teams and structures are designed to protect the students from increased workload and poor mental health.

The first 2 years of the course are based on campus, with a Problem-Based Learning structure. The final 3 years of the course are based at a hospital.



MMI or Panel?


Interview format

What to expect on interview day?

Interview scoring system

Interview months

Prior information

Examiner review

What to expect after the interview?


Interview tips

  • Two key components of being successful in a Manchester Medical School interview are 1. Communication skills and 2. Good knowledge of ethics, the GMC and being weary of what is expected of you as a medical student and a Junior Doctor.

  • Empathy and listening skills are essential in good communication, as well as speaking clearly and politely - taking a patient centred approach to any interview station you complete will almost certainly win over the interviewer.

  • Know about the GMC’s ‘Good Medical Practice’ and “Tomorrow’s Doctors’ documents, as well as knowing the 4 pillars of ethics.


Example interview questions


  • Why do you want to do medicine?

  • Why medicine over any other healthcare profession?

  • What made you decide to study Medicine?

  • Why do you want to be a doctor, rather than a nurse?

  • Why do you want to study at Manchester?

  • What are the advantages of PBL?

  • What are the roles of a doctor?

  • If you had a terrible day, your patient died, and you come home at 3:00 am, what would you do to unwind/de-stress?

  • What are the bad points about being a doctor?

Medical ethics

  • Tell me what you know about the GMC?

  • Have you read up on the documents 'Good Medical Practice' and 'Tomorrow's Doctors'?

  • Tell me about the 4 pillars of ethics?

  • What are your views on cloning?

  • Should the MMR vaccine be compulsory?

  • Should obese people be given knee transplants?

  • Should obese people be given heart transplants?

  • Pharmaceutical industry: should their products be sold over the internet?

  • Should plastic surgery be available on the NHS?

  • What is your view of a baby on life support and placing a DNAR order?

Work experience

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