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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Interview Questions

About UCLan Medical School

The UCLan School of Medicine, being fairly new, offers outstanding teaching in state-of-the-art facilities and a welcoming, multicultural environment.

They help develop expertise in practical areas, including clinical, communication, observation, teamwork and leadership skills.

The School of Medicine is ranked as the Top Medical School in North West England, emphasises how they have not only incorporated modern methods of teaching but are also responsive and supportive to student feedback to continually improve and enhance our learning experience.



MMI or Panel?


Interview format

What to expect on interview day?

Examiner review

What to expect after the interview?


Interview tips

  • Read up the GMC's Good Medical Practice PDF. Make a list of potential interview questions and practice them in an interview-style with a friend or teacher.

  • It is important to learn how to manage stress, read the question prompt at least twice and develop your non-verbal communication skills.

  • Reading up on the 4 medical ethics principles is also essential for any MMI.

  • Once you have all this knowledge you can apply it through Good Medical Practice in Action, it will help you outline what doctors should do at crucial points in the process.


Example interview questions


  • Why do you want to study medicine? Why did you choose UCLan? What do you know about UCLan?

Medical ethics

  • You are practising COVID-19 vaccinations in pairs. Your pair confessed that they have Hepatitis B but it is safe because you are wearing gloves. How do you manage the risk and what procedure would you follow?

  • There is a kidney transplant and three possible matches. A 60 year old retired teacher, a 40 year old mother of three (against taking medication) and a 25 year old drug addict. Who would you suggest takes the transplant and why?

Values and skills

  • Identify 3 skills you think you have acquired over a period of time that would be useful as a medical student/physician. (Why should we choose you?)

Work experience

  • Is there any experience you have gained that you would like to share with us? Why did you choose this experience?


  • What do you know about the NHS?

  • Is there something you would like to improve on the NHS, and why?

  • Do you plan on working in the NHS in the future and why?

Current affairs

  • How has the NHS coped with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

  • Myths and fake news about COVID-19 can cost lives. At Least 800 people may have died around the world because of corona virus-related misinformation, what are your thoughts on this?


  • Have you ever worked in a team before?

  • What do you think is necessary for a team to function effectively?

Problem solving

  • What would you include in a leaflet about heart disease/COVID-19? What are the expected outcomes? What are the benefits of doing so?

  • You are the head of the department and are low on a budget. What would you do to provide quality patient care?


  • Your patient has cancer and there is a treatment that takes 5-7 years. However, the patient refuses because it is too toxic. What would you do as a General Practitioner?

  • You are a student doctor and your cousin is pregnant for the first time and is due in 3 months. She is suspicious of medical staff and wants a home delivery. She asked you to help. What would you do?


University life

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