16th October 2023
3 Common Interview Questions and How to Approach Them
Congratulations on having made it through the gruelling UCAT and your examinations and having been offered an interview for a medical program! Like the UCAT, the medical interview is a tool designed to assess your competency across various fields, and hence your suitability to be a doctor. And, just like in the UCAT, a strong understanding of the sorts of questions you might be asked, and the ...
13th October 2023
Preparing for the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) is a common interview structure now used by a large number of universities as a key component of the medical admissions process, alongside more traditional measures like examination results and UCAT. At most universities, strong medical interview performance is integral to gaining admission, with, on average, only around one third of candidates sitting the int ...
9th October 2023
MedEntry Interview Training Now Available!
It’s an exciting moment to receive a medical interview offer, but does that excitement turn to nerves when you think of the actual medical interview? Does the thought of the medical interview fill you with panic? You might worry that you will not be able to answer medical interview questions in the most articulate way, that you may say the wrong thing or even that you will just not be go ...
6th October 2023
I am expecting good grades and I scored highly in UCAT - Do I still need Interview training?
This is a common question asked by MedEntry students who are applying for medicine at Auckland Uni after their first year BHSc or BSc (Biomedical Science). Such students, having used MedEntry’s program, have scored highly in UCAT. In addition, many expect to receive a very high GPA across all 8 courses in their first year. These students may feel that a place in medical school is guarant ...
4th October 2023
One-on-One with a Medical School Interviewer
I was fortunate enough to have jumped through the hurdles that lie on the way to medical school, and there are quite a few benefits on the other side. I was fortunate in being able to talk to someone who had previous experience as an interviewer. The following is an excerpt from a conversation I had with a past interviewer to understand what they are looking for in medical interview candidates ...
29th September 2023
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 ...
26th September 2023
Everything you need to know about interviews and MMIs
Congratulations on having made it through the UCAT! Having taken the UCAT, the first step of your medical application process is now over and you are heading towards interviews where your comprehension, problem solving and situational judgement skills will also be assessed just like the UCAT, but in a more up close and personal manner. Interviews are an opportunity to see a part of you that ...
19th September 2023
Final UCAT ANZ 2023 Test Statistics and Percentile Calculator Released!
The UCAT ANZ 2023 percentile calculator and final statistics have been released, which will help students to interpret their UCAT 2023 scores. The UCAT consortium has developed a UCAT score percentile calculator that will help you to convert your 2023 UCAT scaled scores into an estimated percentile ranking. You can find it here: https://www.ucat.edu.au/results/test-statistics/ The U ...
17th September 2023
5 Ways to make the most of your Post-UCAT Pre-Interview time
If you have completed your UCAT exam, congratulations on getting through the marathon that it is! While you can relax a little, now is not the time to be sitting back and relaxing (sadly). Instead, you should start planning for applications and interviews! Here are five tips to make the most of your post-UCAT, pre-interview time: 1. Pump up your GPA Before UCAT, chances ar ...
14th September 2023
University Rankings and Prestige: How much do they really matter for Studying Medicine?
Is studying medicine at Monash more prestigious than Melbourne? Is studying medicine at USyd more prestigious than UNSW? And in the end, does it really matter? University rankings and prestige: how much do they matter for studying medicine? Prestige, prestige, prestige. It’s a battle cry often heard echoing from the halls of the oldest universities and repeated with an ...