Medical Revision Course

Mentors who have sat on Medical School interview panels will coach applicants in all of the key medicine interview skills necessary to gain entrance to UK university Medicine courses, encompassing both panel and Multiple Mini interview (MMI) techniques. The Course is divided into a morning seminar, and mock interviews.

Elite Medical’s Mock Interview Course

Course Structure

16th December 2017

Our Medical Mock Interview Course runs for 4 hours and is tailored individually. Students are asked prior to the Course to submit their personal statements, their university choices/offers and, if applicable, their Extended Essays, in order to target the interview practice to reflect what you are most likely to encounter on interview day. Morning seminars are capped at eight students per group to ensure that they are engaging and enjoyable, whilst the afternoon mock interviews are highly personalised.

Course Structure

Morning Seminar (1.5 hours)

The morning seminars focus on informing applicants of common and current/topical interview topics, followed by structured discussion to develop students' knowledge and understanding of these topics. A selection of what will be discussed is outlined below:

  • Current/past issues in the NHS and medical profession
  • Common medical and ethical dilemmas
  • Scandals you should be aware of and their implications
  • Medical ethics and medico-legal principles
  • The role National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • The role General Medical Council (GMC)

Interview Technique (1 hour):

  • MMI stations versus Panel interviews
  • Body language
  • Structuring your answers
  • How the interview questions are marked
  • What interviewers are looking for in a candidate
  • Common interview questions, and how to answer them effectively (both MMI and panel interview)
  • Going around the group, you will be asked interview questions individually. Although nerve wracking, this is helpful so you can learn from other people’s mistakes and they can learn from yours!

Break (20 Minutes)

Coffee, tea and pastries will be provided. This is an opportunity to socialize with our Medical Mentors so they can share their advice and you can ask them any questions you may have about life as a medic.

Afternoon Mock Interviews

(2 x 30 minute mock interviews, each followed by a 10 minute constructive feedback review.)

These mock interviews will focus on assessing and developing the applicant’s ability to express their motivations for applying to study Medicine convincingly and succinctly, their knowledge of current events in the NHS, and their ability to debate ethical issues in a considerate but effective manner. The mock interview styles will be depend on what type of interviews you will be attending; if you are applying to both a panel and MMI university, we suggest doing one mock interview of each. However, if you are applying solely to MMI or panel interviews, you can choose to do two mock interviews of the same style. For panel interviews, applicants will be interviewed by a tutor prepared to work with them individually based on materials sent by the applicant prior to the start of the Course. Similarly, for MMI mock interview, the applicant will receive six 5-minute titles to work through with an interviewer, who then assess and feedback on each of their answers.

At the end of the course..:
Each student will receive personal feedback on their mock interview performance, as well as a handbook containing all the material covered, more practice questions and tips from our most experienced medical interview coaches.

Course Fees:

Early-bird (up to 12th November 2017): 325 CHF
Cost (from 12th November 2017): 390 CHF

In order to secure your place at the Course, Elite Medical requires an upfront non-refundable reservation fee of 75 CHF to be paid within 48 hours of registering.

In order to ensure we can make all necessary arrangements for the Course in good time, including preparing our Mentors for the correct number of attendees and preparing materials for students to take away and benefit from after the Courses, Elite Medical requires the final payment to be paid two weeks before the start of the Course, making the final payment date 1st December 2017.

Get in touch

We're happy to answer your questions about the Mock Interview Course. You can get in touch using the form below, or call us on +44(0)20 3302 3868.