4x 15-20 min interviews, each half a day apart
Ethical questions, personal statement, science (biology and chemistry)
Did past papers, read about current affairs for BMAT essay, revised A-level science
Stay up to date about NHS and current affairs; stay calm!
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.
Test taken: BMAT
Number of interviews: 4
Skype interview: No
Time between each interview: half a day
Length of interviews: 15-20 minutes each
Two of my interviews were composed of ethical questions combined with questions about my personal statement.
The other two interviews were based on science - mainly biology and a bit of chemistry. Surprisingly, both of my interviews (at 2 different colleges) asked about one particular concept. There were also some questions about the details of genetic engineering.
Overall I felt that I clicked really well with the
I used a few practise papers and read about current affairs for my BMAT essay. I also used
If I were you I’d keep up to date on the NHS and general affairs- could really imagine Brexit / NHS related questions coming up. I used to read BBC health on the way home from school - doing something little and often is probably the most effective thing for medicine interviews at Oxbridge because really anything could come up.
I think I also had the attitude that I had nothing to lose, so nerves didn't really get to me. This meant that I stayed calm and could really use my brain during the interviews. I know Oxbridge is an incredible opportunity, but really for medicine it doesn’t matter at all where you study! You have 3 other unis to get a place at, which arguably might offer a better course than Oxbridge (at the end of the day