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Interviews

If you are thinking about applying to study Medicine with us, or you have already applied, you may want to find out more about what happens in interviews.

We run Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs), which is a series of five stations – two mini interviews, a group exercise, a scenario and a task. In the MMIs, we want to find out more about you, your personal characteristics and values, your ability to think critically and work as a team. You won’t be tested on your medical knowledge.

We understand that you may feel nervous about interviews, but we do encourage you to relax, and be yourself and enjoy your day with us. The interviews help us to find out more about you. They also provide you with the opportunity to meet current students and find out more about what it’s like to study with us – and find the answers to any questions you may have.

When do interviews take place?

Our interviews for 2020 entry will take place during December 2019. For 2019 entry, we interviewed approximately 960 candidates. 

What happens during the Multiple Mini Interviews?

The MMIs cover the following five stations. These are assessed by interview panels that include health professionals, academic staff, and senior medical students as well as people outside of the medical profession.

Scoring

During the whole MMI, we will be observing and scoring you in the following areas:

  • Your ability to work collaboratively in a group
  • How you contribute relevant information to the group discussion
  • How effectively and clearly you articulate your own thoughts in a group setting
  • Insight into a medical career
  • Your understanding of the values in the NHS Constitution
  • Motivation for a medical career
  • Your awareness and understanding of current medical issues
  • Your communication skills
  • Your understanding of and motivation for the Hull York Medical School MB BS course
  • Your personal qualities such as empathy, tolerance of ambiguity and resilience
  • Your ability to think critically

 

Selection for offer

In addition to the scores you receive for each of the interview stations, you will receive up to 15 points for your SJT bans and up to 15 points for contextual data.

We rank applicants in order of total score and make offers.

In general we make offers after all the interviews are completed. For more information please visit our selection procedure.


If you cannot attend your interview

We will make every effort to find you an alternative slot, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Please email HYMS.admissions@york.ac.uk to request a change as soon as possible.