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Interviews

Interested in finding out more about what happens in our interviews Medicine applicants? Find out here.

Introduction

Interviews

After you have applied to study with us, applications are ranked to be invited to interview with us. Details of how applicants are selected for interview are available on our selection procedure page.

In your interview, we want to find out more about you, your personal characteristics and values, your ability to think critically and work as a team. You won’t be tested on your medical knowledge.

We understand that you may feel nervous about interviews, but we do encourage you to relax, and be yourself and enjoy your day with us.

The interviews help us to find out more about you. They also provide you with the opportunity to meet current students and find out more about what it’s like to study with us.

MMIs explained

What happens in the interview?

Our interviews take the form of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs), which is a series of short interview stations.

These are assessed by interview panels that include health professionals, academic staff, and senior medical students as well as people outside of the medical profession.

The MMIs cover the following stations:

Three mini-interviews

15 points each

The mini-interviews will each focus on:

  • Your understanding of current issues in medicine
  • Insight into, and motivation for, a medical career
  • Your critical thinking skills
Group Work Scenario

15 points

This station will give us insight into how you work within a group or team, and into your personal qualities such as empathy, tolerance of ambiguity and resilience.

Individual Scenario

10 points

You will be given a theoretical situation, and asked to explain how you would respond to this in real life.

Student Station

10 points

This station will give you the opportunity to explore why you want to be a doctor.

Medicine student Emily

HULL YORK MEDICAL SCHOOL Stories

Just be yourself. The interview is not an interrogation, it is just Hull York Medical School getting to know you a little better. I loved how friendly the interview was and how there were many ambassadors around to ask whatever you wanted. Hull York Medical School they took their time with all interviewees, making sure you were relaxed and made to feel valued. I can safely say since coming to Hull York Medical School, they genuinely do care about all pupils and just want everyone to succeed.
Year 2

Emily

Scoring

How are interviews scored?

During the whole MMI, we will be observing and scoring you in the following areas:

  • Your ability to work collaboratively in a group
  • Insight into a medical career
  • Your understanding of the values in the NHS Constitution
  • Motivation for a medical career
  • Your awareness and understanding of current medical issues
  • Your communication skills
  • Your understanding of and motivation for the Hull York Medical School MB BS course
  • Your personal qualities such as empathy, tolerance of ambiguity and resilience
  • Your ability to think critically

You will be scored out of a total of 80 points. Please see the individual station information above for details of the points allocated to each station.

Offers

Selection for offer

In addition to the scores you receive for each of the interview stations (up to 80 points), you will receive up to 10 points for your SJT band and up to 10 points for contextual data, to give you a score out of 100.

We rank applicants in order of total score and make offers.

In general we make offers after all the interviews are completed. For more information please visit our selection procedure.