Common Questions

In this section of the course, we talk over various questions that are commonly asked in MMIs and panel interviews. We suggest some ways in which you might like to answer the question, and then offer a 'mock answer' of sorts. 

Please remember that our examples are just that - examples. They're not answers you should try to memorise and regurgitate. They're simply here to give you a flavour, an idea of what makes a decent answer, so you can apply those principles to your own answers. 

At the end of this section, we've linked the YouTube videos I've made tackling more common questions like 'Why Medicine?' and 'Tell us about your Work Experience' etc. 

Enjoy!
Common Questions
Introduction to Common Questions
2 mins
Tell us about yourself
2 mins
What is your biggest strength?
4 mins
Why did you choose this medical school?
2 mins
What are your hobbies?
4 mins
What if you don't get into medicine this year?
2 mins
What's your greatest non-academic passion?
4 mins
Why not nursing?
3 mins
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
2 mins
Personal Statement questions - Ali
6 mins
Personal Statement questions - Charlotte
4 mins
How to answer weird questions
2 mins
Why Medicine? [YouTube]
Why should we choose you? [YouTube]
What's your greatest weakness? [YouTube]
Tell us about your Work Experience [YouTube]