This week is a quick one – I don’t know about you, but September is hitting me like a ton of bricks and this Sunday night I need some ‘me time’.
Since interview season will soon start approaching, I thought I would give you my top 5 tips on being successful at your medical school interviews:
- Invest in a notepad or binder where you can keep a record of all possible questions and a bulleted list of things to include in your answers.
- Practice with people so that you become accustomed to the nature that is being interviewed. Make sure both you and they take it seriously.
- Practice answering questions in front of a mirror or record yourself – you need to be sure you are making eye contact, not fidgeting and using appropriate facial expressions.
- Make use of information the medical schools provide you with, in regards the style of interview and anything they like to focus on. Some medical schools may also send you the questions beforehand.
- Attend mock sessions and information sessions if possible. One such online event is being hosted by Step2Med on October 31st (head to their website https://www.step2med.co.uk for more information and to book your place)!
It can seem really daunting when you get interviewed by medical schools, but the experience is actually hugely enjoyable. By ensuring you are prepared for the day, you can make the most out of the experience and likely be able to really show the medical schools why they should pick you!