Your medical school interview
The medical school interview is an extremely important component of the admission process and often determines whether or not you get accepted.
Developing the right skills and knowledge for these interviews by doing the right preparation is the key to you succeeding.
Don't worry! The interview doesn't have to be as daunting as it sounds. The interview team here at MedView are all qualified medical students, doctors and former interview staff at the medical schools you are applying for. They know everything- from the range of questions you will be asked, the exact process of the interview to how the interviewers will assess you.
They know all of this inside-out, and will make sure you are properly prepared so there are no surprises when your interview day comes.
How we get you properly prepared.
In our well structured and tailored workshops, you will be going over modules that cover every type of interview questions asked. You will also be given a high-quality MedView Interview Workbook – just like a lecture course guide, this will be your reference tool throughout the workshop as well as a resource for you to revise on after the workshop.
After your interview workshop, you'll have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have learnt during our Mock Interviews. We will simulate the entire interview experience for you by replicating the exact environment for the medical schools your are applying for. During this process we will provide you with extremely valuable constructive feedback after every station which will help you continually improve. You will get to practice and practice, so when the real day comes you will feel confident and comfortable.
Interview Workshop Modules
Awareness of profession – why do you want to do medicine?
This module will help you answer this often difficult but extremely common interview question in a way that makes your answer interesting, honest and effective. We will also give you an inside glimpse at the life of a doctor and how relevant this is to the interview.
Speaking Like a Doctor – Key verbal and non-verbal communication skills
One of the most important aspects of the interview is not what you say but how you say it. This module develops key verbal and non-verbal communication skills that you need to stand out.
Self awareness and Management/ Leadership skills – Your Personal Profile
Often questions about yourself can be the hardest to answer, but they are also among the most important for the interviewers in getting to know who you really are. In this module, we will go through some strategies to prepare for answering questions about yourself, while also practicing answering these questions. This module will also look into key skills required to manage situations and lead, and look at the best way to demonstrate these to an interviewer.
Moral and ethical judgement
This module will examine strategies behind answering difficult ethical scenarios in the interview context, giving you a framework to work through any ethical issue to answer these questions with maturity and depth.
Cultural Awareness- Ethnicity and the interview
This module looks at the interaction between ethnicity and health, in particular, focusing on indigenous issues and racial inequalities. Ethnicity plays a significant role in medicine in Australia/New Zealand and the interview. This module is all about addressing questions around topics such as the treaty, which many students fear in the interview.
The Australian/ New Zealand Health System and Policies
This module will get you up to date on health issues in Australia/New Zealand (based on your application area), policy and current events and give you a framework to answering difficult questions on these hot topics.
The Interview in Practice
We put everything you learnt in the workshop together and convert your theory to practice. Students work closely with one of the tutors, practising interview questions and receiving individualised feedback. This session runs for two hours, also giving plenty of time for students to ask the tutors any specific questions about concepts or medicine in general.