Interview Crash Course Online by Ali Abdaal

Interview Crash Course Online

The world's best medical school interview preparation course. Now available as a series of 80+ videos and articles with 5+ hours of content for structured interviews and Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). 

Overview

This is the video version of the 6med Interview Crash Course, the course that we've been teaching for the past 5 years to hundreds of students across the UK.

We've got video tutorials on how to tackle all aspects of the interview, including common questions, medical ethics, professionalism and current affairs. We've also got sections dedicated to communication skills, and a large selection of MMI scenarios with explanations and commentary.

We'd suggest having a look through some of the free content below, and if you like the style of teaching, you may like to sign up for full access to the entire library of videos 😁

PS: You'll find information about our Bursaries system at the bottom of this page.

What's included?

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Contents

Introductions
Interview Crash Course
3 mins
Fundamentals
Introduction to the Fundamentals
1 min
Interviews vs MMIs
1 min
The Magical 3-part Method for interview success
3 mins
Knowing your Stuff
3 mins
Demonstrating qualities of a good doctor
5 mins
The Experience Bank
3 mins
How to prepare for Medicine Interviews [YouTube]
6 tips for Medicine MMIs - Multiple Mini Interviews [YouTube]
Dealing with Nerves [YouTube]
Communication Skills
Exuding enthusiasm
4 mins
A personal story
5 mins
Structuring your Answers
2 mins
How long should your answers be?
4 mins
Style of speaking
2 mins
Body language
5 mins
Confidence vs Arrogance
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's your greatest non-academic passion?
4 mins
Why not nursing?
3 mins
What if you don't get into medicine this year?
2 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]
Current Affairs
Introduction to Current Affairs
3 mins
The Dr Bawa-Garba case
6 mins
Technology and Medicine
6 mins
Junior Doctor Contracts
3 mins
The 7-day NHS
2 mins
Privatisation vs Private Healthcare
3 mins
Organ Donation
3 mins
Medical Ethics, Law and Professionalism
Introduction to Medical Ethics
2 mins
How to answer Medical Ethics interview questions [YouTube]
Consent, Capacity and Jehovah's Witnesses [YouTube]
Euthanasia [YouTube]
Legalising Assisted Suicide? [YouTube]
The Charlie Gard Case [YouTube]
Confidentiality
5 mins
Termination of Pregnancy - The Legal Side
4 mins
Termination of Pregnancy - The Ethical Side
4 mins
Professionalism
Oxbridge Interviews
Introduction to Oxbridge Interviews
2 mins
15 Tips for the Oxbridge Medicine interview [YouTube]
Cambridge Medicine Interview - Experiences of 8 students [YouTube]
Frequently Asked Questions [YouTube]
General Discussion #1
4 mins
Example questions + Mock Interview
15 mins
General Discussion #2
10 mins
MMI Scenarios - Multiple Mini Interviews
MMI Introduction
3 mins
Ethics #1 - Complementary Medicine
13 mins
Tips from the MMI Team
4 mins
Ethics #2 - Assisted Dying
13 mins
Debate #1 - Body Art in Healthcare
8 mins
Debate #2 - Vaccinations
12 mins
Breaking Bad News - Cancer Diagnosis
14 mins
Role Play #1 - Angry Patient - Explaining Results
10 mins
Role Play #2 - Challenging Communication
9 mins
Professionalism #1 - Admitting to a Mistake
5 mins
Professionalism #2 - Group Work Challenges
5 mins
Insight into Medicine #1 - Qualities of a Doctor
6 mins
Insight into medicine #2 - Challenges in the Workplace
6 mins
Data Interpretation #1 - Supplementary Fluid Balance Chart
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Data Interpretation #1 - Fluid Balance Chart
8 mins
Data Interpretation #2 - Probability
5 mins
Communication - Explanation
7 mins
MMI Communication Skills
Communication Skills - Introduction
2 mins
Verbal Pauses
4 mins
Speaking Too Fast
3 mins
Slang
4 mins
Speaking Too Quietly
4 mins
Poor Eye Contact
3 mins
Too Much Eye Contact
2 mins
Poor Body Language
4 mins
Intonation
3 mins
Good Communication
3 mins

Bursaries

Since we started 6med in 2013, we've given out over £50,000 worth of bursaries for our courses to students in financial difficulty. This online course is no different - if you're struggling to pay the full price for whatever reason, you can apply for a bursary to cover all or part of the cost. 
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Dr Ali Abdaal

I'm a Cambridge University medicine graduate, now working as junior doctor. Throughout medical school, I taught classroom courses for the UCAT, BMAT and Interviews via my company (6med), reaching thousands of students worldwide.

These days, I like to focus all my efforts on my YouTube channel, and so my friends and I have piled everything we know into online video courses for the UCAT, BMAT and Interviews. If you're applying to Medicine, you might like to check them out :)