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Norwich University (East Anglia) Interview Questions

About Norwich Medical School

The University of East Anglia is a friendly and supportive university. It stands out from other universities by offering very early patient contact (within the first two weeks) and a spiral method of teaching.

Your education is supported through weekly lectures, GP visits and PBL sessions.

In addition, there are several blocks of secondary care (hospital) teaching throughout the year allowing you to get a much more hands on approach to learning.



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

  • At UEA they like to ask questions that are specific to the course so ensure you know the structure of teaching and why this would benefit you.

  • Think about how you will become a valid member of the UEA community thought club and societies.

  • Smile and just remember that they are not trying to trip you up.

  • Review your personal statement and annotate it to ensure that weak or vague points can be comprehensively clarified during the interview. Identify points in your personal statement which exemplify the values that the University of East Anglia is looking for.


Example interview questions


  • Very common question to be asked is “what made you want to study medicine?” And I guess this is a common question every university asks their students. It's important to be honest when answering this question and try to add examples of things you have done or seen which solidified your belief that medicine is the degree for you.

  • Why are you suited to the UEA curriculum?

  • Why should UEA choose you over the other interviewees?

  • How will you contribute to student life at UEA?

  • Why have you chosen medicine?

  • What are the pros and cons of a career in medicine?

Values and skills

  • When it comes to your values and skills, UEA is looking for students who are friendly and are able to communicate well with others. It is important that you are able to show the interviewer that you are capable of doing this as this is an essential skill to have especially when you have patient contact so early on.

  • Tell us about your extracurricular activities and how they show evidence of caring and commitment towards the community.

  • How have you dealt with any challenges and if so how did you face them?

Work experience

  • A big question at UEA is always your work experience and how it has shaped you into the person you are. Remember that for this question quality is far more important than quantity, so it’s a good idea to have 2/3 examples of things you have done along with stuff that you have learned from them.

  • Why did you take part in work experience?

  • How did your work experience impact you?

  • Describe any voluntary work you have participated in, how has this impacted your decision to study Medicine?