1) Reading about interviews isn't a substitute for subject preperation. Read them for guidance but remember to do the work and know your subject materials.

2) Someone else's experience will not necessarily reflect your own. Most interviews are more like conversations than tests and, like any conversation, they can be highly personal.

Medicine | Emmanuel College | 2017

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Interview details

Application outcome: succesfulDirect
Interview type: directInterview

Interview format

2x interviews (30 mins)

Interview content

Medical issues, medical practice, graph interpretation

Advice in hindsight

Don't worry if one goes badly!

Best preparation

Online resources, mock interviews

Final thoughts

Nope

Something missing?

1) Reading about interviews isn't a substitute for knowledge. Read them for guidance but remember to do the work and know your subject materials.

2) Someone else's experience will not necessarily reflect your own. Most interviews are more like conversations than tests and like, any conversation, they can be highly personal.

Remember this advice isn't official and there is no guarantee it will reflect your experience. The Cambridge application has changed in recent years to reflect the new A-Level system. Check the official Cambridge website for more accurate information on this year's application format and the required tests.

Read our subject resource guide for Medicine. Keep an eye out for new interviews, we are adding them daily.

Interview Format​

I had two interviews at 9 and 11 in the morning. I was escorted to both by second years. They both lasted about half an hour and had two interviewers in each. They were both talking/discussion interviews. One of the interviewers was a Dr at the NHS, the other three were college fellows

Interview content

The topics are hard to remember: we talked about viruses and blood pressure & the ways to treat related issues. Some statistics questions based on a graph and questions about medicine in practice.

Advice in hindsight

Not really. Don't be upset if one goes really badly. One usually still goes well.

Best preparation

Read around medical subjects, look at news (I used BBC science), practice interviews

Final thoughts

Nope!

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