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Newcastle University Interview Questions

About Newcastle Medical School

Newcastle University Medical school is an encouraging and receptive community that promotes competency.

It invests in its equipment, research, staff and medical students. Patient-student interaction is incorporated from the very beginning, to nurture the qualities of good doctors and provide practical experience of handling real patient situations.

Due to its robust feedback system, the medical school listens, supports and delivers, making it one of the best rated medical schools in terms of student satisfaction.



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

  • Make sure to visit the Newcastle University MBBS website. This includes in-depth information about the pattern of the interview and what is expected of you.

  • Be confident with the pillars of Medicine and remember they are not looking for perfect answers, just students who demonstrate potential.

  • Read about the Newcastle school of Medicine, its areas of expertise/research and the reasons you want to study here.

  • Extensively practice role plays, answering common questions and staying calm in a stressful environment.

  • Your interviewers will not have seen or asked you directly about your personal statement so be aware of this.

  • Remember interviews can be conducted by a range of professionals and you may not only be interviewed by a doctor. You may encounter careers professional, actors, professional support staff, and teaching staff, particularly in MMIs. Avoid using very technical terms, you may have more clinical knowledge that those assessing you.


Example interview questions


  • Tell me about one time where you felt motivated and what was the result

  • Why you think you would be good at Medicine?

  • Why you want to study Medicine?

  • What speciality are you interested in?

  • Why do you want to study at Newcastle?

  • Why Medicine compared to other health degrees?

  • What makes a good doctor?

  • What do you think is the worst issue with the NHS at present?

  • What are the possibilities of becoming a doctor after finishing the degree?

Work experience

  • Tell me about a patient you encountered during your work experience?

Medical ethics

  • Talk about an ethical issue that you have come across in the news recently

Values and skills

  • When was the one time where you had to make a difficult decision and why