Medicine @ The Queen's, Oxford in 2019

Interview format

Biomedical Admissions Test; 3x interviews

Interview content

Scientific knowledge; ethical debates.

Best preparation

Practice questions, keeping up with current affairs, wider reading.

Final thoughts

Prepare for admissions tests, revise content before interviews and know your personal statement well.

Remember this advice isn't official. There is no guarantee it will reflect your experience because university applications can change between years. Check the official Cambridge and Oxford websites for more accurate information on this year's application format and the required tests.

Also, someone else's experience may not reflect your own. Most interviews are more like conversations than tests and like, any conversation, they are quite interactive.

Interview Format

Test taken: Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
Number of interviews: 3
Time between interviews: A few hours
Length of interviews: 30 mins
Online interview: No

What happened in your interview? How did you feel?

I was asked to describe a couple of experiments. I was then given some patient scenarios where I had to do a couple of ethical debates.

How did you prepare for your interviews?

I spent a lot of time reading online blogs and news articles, as well as doing practice questions from question banks.

If you took a test, how did you prepare?

Practice papers, question banks

What advice would you give to future applicants?

Prepare as early as you can for admission tests. Revise A level Sciences before interviews. Make sure you know everything on your personal statement like the back of your hand when they ask about it.