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Virtual Medical Interviews: Tips For Success

20th October 2021

Virtual Medical Interviews: Tips For Success

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some changes to medical school admissions. A significant change has been the move from in-person medical interviews to virtual interviews at some universities. A virtual interview in an interview that uses technology such as video conferencing software such as Zoom, or other online communication platforms. Several medical schools have already confirmed th ...

 

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How will medical and dental schools use interviews? Here’s a summary

18th October 2021

How will medical and dental schools use interviews? Here’s a summary

So, you’ve completed your UCAT and now you’re working hard to achieve high grades. But what about your medical interview? Medical interviews are perhaps the most under-recognised part of the medical entry admissions process. Highly able students who have excelled in their UCAT and ATAR/GPA have unfortunately missed out on a place in medicine due to failure to understand and prepare for intervi ...

 

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3 Reasons Why You Should Choose MedEntry For Your Medical Interview Training

4th November 2020

3 Reasons Why You Should Choose MedEntry For Your Medical Interview Training

Medical interviews are a vital criterion for entry into medicine and dentistry. They can be as important, or in some cases more important, than UCAT and ATAR in determining entry. Therefore, it is vital that you prepare for your medical interview, and that you choose the right medical interview preparation provider. Here are three reasons why you should choose MedEntry. 1. Unrivalled expert ...

 

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Interview Offers Are Being Released

3rd November 2020

Interview Offers Are Being Released

Getting into medicine and dentistry is a complicated process. Part of this includes navigating the various university interview offers that are released at different times. MedEntry can help! Below is a table of the various universities offering interviews for medicine and dentistry undergraduate courses around Australia and New Zealand, the interview type, interview offer dates and actual ...

 

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Three Common Interview Questions and How To Approach Them

22nd October 2020

Three Common Interview Questions and How To Approach Them

You have made it through the UCAT, found out your Year 13 results...or your GPA (if in first year at uni): now it's time for the interview! Not sure where to start? In this blog, I have outlined three common medical interview questions, and how to prepare for them. Why have you decided to study medicine and not pursue another field where you can help others, such as pharmacy, education, nur ...

 

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Virtual Medical Interviews: 3 Tips For Success

12th October 2020

Virtual Medical Interviews: 3 Tips For Success

The COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic has resulted in several changes to medical school admissions. A significant change has been the move from in-person medical interviews to virtual interviews. Several medical schools have already confirmed that medical interviews will take place virtually (for example over Zoom). These include Monash University, Adelaide University and Charles Sturt Universit ...

 

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Tips for Medical Interviews

28th September 2020

Tips for Medical Interviews

By now you may have finished your year 13/Uni exams. For those who sat the UCAT this year, it almost seems like the end of the road. However, there is one crucial component for entry into medicine that many major universities require – the interview. It is important you prepare and practice for this last step, especially because this time, you are competing against a tough cohort: all those st ...

 

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What Interviewers look for in prospective medical students (Part 1)

28th September 2020

What Interviewers look for in prospective medical students (Part 1)

Many of the skills that the UCAT aims to assess in prospective medical students are the same qualities that are required to be a good doctor. Whilst the UCAT can only assess what you put on a paper in multiple choice format; the medical interview that will follow, can look for these qualities in person. Your choice of words, body language, attitude and way of thinking will all be up for exami ...

 

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Tackling the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

28th September 2020

Tackling the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) is now used by several universities, alongside the UCAT and ATAR, to determine entry into medicine courses. Unlike traditional panel interviews, the MMI features multiple stations, in which you are marked by different assessors. Therefore, the ideal approach to the MMI is different to the approach for a panel interview. Each station in the MMI has a strict ti ...

 

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27th September 2020

Sample MMI medical interview question: an ethical dilemma.

Does patient confidentiality always prevail? Scenario: You have been working at Pinehills Prison and Corrections Centre as the in-house physician for approximately six months. Being a physician in a prison has required you to slowly build a sense of trust with the inmates (many of whom suffer from serious psychological illness) over a long period of time. The process has been arduous an ...

 

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