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Warwick University Interview Questions


About Warwick Medical School

The University of Warwick is a world-leading university, born out of boldness, imagination and collaboration.


They have a strong reputation for upholding the highest academic and research standards.


Graduate-only students, provide a unique and diverse learning environment, bringing their own different strengths and experiences to the course.


Students are guaranteed to develop the knowledge and attributes needed to be a good doctor as they are taught by academics at the forefront of their subjects.



 

INTERVIEW

MMI or Panel?

MMI

Interview format

What to expect on interview day?

Interview scoring system

Interview months

What to expect after the interview?


 

Interview tips

  • Warwick expects a minimum of 70 hours work experience in the two years before you apply.

  • It is important you know details about the course and university you have applied to since some questions in the interview can be about the course.

  • Know your personal statement well and be prepared to discuss any aspect of it in detail.

  • Getting to grips with the timing and structure of Warwick’s MMIs is key to helping you feel comfortable on the day.

  • I’d recommend listening to The PostGrad Medic on YouTube, who is currently a final year student at Warwick.

  • In preparation for your MMI you may wish to reflect on your work experiences and the core values that medical schools are looking for as set out in the NHS Constitution and explained in the MSC guidance core values and aptitudes needed to study medicine


 

Example interview questions

Motivation

  • Why have you decided that now is the time to train for a medical degree?

  • What have you done to find out about the challenges of working in the healthcare setting?

  • Medicine is a popular career. What do you think will be the most rewarding aspects of being a doctor for you personally?

  • Medicine can be hard at times. What do you think will be the most challenging aspects of being a doctor for you personally?

  • Following on from that, what strategies or approaches will you use to deal with the challenges you will face in becoming a doctor?

Medical ethics

  • You are a junior doctor and found out that a senior staff/doctor did something which you know is wrong and might harm the patients. What would you do?

  • Your mother rings you and asks you to come round and help with a significant family decision. Her 70-year-old father has been diagnosed with a condition that will kill him sometime in the next five years. He can have a procedure that will correct the disease and not leave him with any long-term problems, but the procedure has a 10% mortality rate. He wants to have the procedure, but your mother is not in favour of it. How would you help mediate this issue?

Values and skills

  • In the video observed, what did the doctor do to show empathy?

  • In the video what did the doctor do to communicate effectively with the patient?

  • Tell me about a time when you have had to adjust your language and behaviour to help someone understand. What did you adjust and what was the outcome?

  • In the video observed, what did the doctor do to show empathy?

  • Tell me about a time when you have shown empathy and sensitivity towards someone else. What did you do and what was the outcome?

  • As you know, medical training involves a lot of learning. People have different ways of learning. What techniques do you know of?

Work experience

  • What medical work experience have you carried out?

Roleplay

  • Resilience: May involve a difficult task or situation, and this will be testing your ability to stay calm when faced with a tricky scenario.