St. George's University Interview Questions
About St. George's Medical School
St. George's Medical school is a supportive, helpful and diverse community.
As the only Uk university to share a campus with a teaching hospital, where the television series '24 hours in A&E' is filmed, you are immersed in a professional environment from day one.
It is a specialist health university, providing students a unique position to get a real taste of their future. An integrated teaching style of science and placement gives an all-rounded development and experience.
MMI or Panel?
At St George’s, MMIs consist of between six and eight short interviews, which take around five minutes each.
What to expect on interview day?
On the day you will be allowed to have a tour of the university and given a talk about a current medical student. The interview takes around 40-45 minutes.
Interview scoring system
The interviewers will ask questions that help them assess the following:
why you want to follow this profession
what skills you have that demonstrate that you will be a good healthcare professional and a good student
whether you are committed to quality of care
whether you are up to date with research and aware of government policies on healthcare
whether you are respectful and treat people with dignity
whether you are committed to improving the lives of others
how good you are at teamwork.
Each station is marked separately and independently.
The interviews run from December to March.
St George’s University of London will provide you with documentation clearly stating what you must bring. When you receive this, please read and re-read it well before your interview as there is quite a bit of administration required and this requires preparation.
There were a variety of examiners in my interview cycle. Some were smiling and were actively showing that they were listening intently. The examiners tend not to interact with students and rarely prompt you and ask any more questions besides the ones on the sheet
What to expect after the interview?
Varies highly between candidates but can start hearing back within 1 week of the interview.
For SGUL it is worthwhile to learn more about different topics in medicine – both key events in the past and current developments.
Remain level-headed to think more clearly and to show the interviewers that you have the skills and qualities to make a great future doctor.
The stations are extremely varied and can include answering questions, solving problems, and engaging in role-play or scenario-based tasks.
Practise immersing yourself in role-play or scenario tasks.
Try and practice with people who are good at being strict so you get used to the expected interview.
Give multiple examples to illustrate your points. Make sure you include your personal experience in your answers, for example, work experience.
Example interview questions
Values and skills
How are you a good candidate for Medicine?
What skills did you learn during work experience and which skills do you think you need to develop for the future?
In your work experience, did you observe a doctor breaking bad news to a patient? How did they do this, and why was it done well?
When have you worked in a team and what did you learn from this?
Talk about a research paper you’ve recently read.
For the past, what were some of the most notable achievements in the medical field for you and why?
Currently, what do you think is the biggest issue in medicine?
Discuss your views on abortion.
Summarise an article.
Travelling on the underground in London, one of your friends becomes separated from the group and it is their first time in London. Explain your plan of action.
How would you deal with making a prescription error?
Explain how you would make a cup of tea, to someone who has never done it before.