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Swansea University Interview Questions

About Swansea Medical School

Swansea has a unique course which offers case based learning with early clinical contact.

They offer clinical skills within the first few weeks of learning, and 5 weeks of clinical placement in the second term. The course emphasises on LOCS in hospital and GP placements.

There is a vast variety of anatomy models to work with alongside body prosections. The University supports students with all matter of needs, including physical and mental health.



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

  • The Swansea website states the indicators it looks for, try and come up with scenarios and questions you will be asked under these categories.

  • Practice interview style questions with a friend or teacher, it is really vital as it is a panel based interview.

  • Swansea state that your personal statement will be ‘considered and discussed’.

  • It’s very important you go through your personal statement again before your interview to remind yourself of it.

  • Read GMC ‘Good Medical Practice’ and ‘Outcomes for Graduates’ before your interview since the interview is based around the qualities stated in these.


Example interview questions


  • What do you know about Case Based Learning?

  • Why Medicine?

  • What kind of doctor do you want to be?

  • What made you want to be a doctor?

  • A lot of the points that you've brought up are also found in nursing, have you also considered this as a career?

  • If your application was unsuccessful, what would you do?

  • What is your biggest mistake?

Medical ethics

  • Euthanasia

  • Serial pregnancy termination

  • Low ventilation numbers

  • Deciding on who to treat

  • What do you do if a 14-year-old girl asks you to prescribe the contraceptive pill?

  • What is your view on medically-assisted euthanasia?

Values and skills

  • Whistle blowing

  • Personal setbacks

  • Treating smokers

  • How do you communicate appropriately with people from different walks of life?

  • How would you tell someone something life-changing?

  • What are the key attributes which make a good doctor?

  • How would you cope with balancing conflicting pressures without compr