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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 six stations: three mini interviews, a group working and experience exercise, a scenario, and a student station.

For this cycle (2021 entry), we will be conducting our interviews virtually, but will be retaining the MMI format.

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 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 2021 entry will take place during December 2020 and January 2021.

If you are invited to interview with us, you will also be invited to attend a virtual pre-briefing session, to explain how the process will work within a virtual setting. 

What happens during the Virtual Multiple Mini Interviews?

The MMIs cover the following six stations.

You will have five minutes to respond to each station, with two minutes thinking time to prepare for each station.

Our MMIs 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
  • 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 10 points for your SJT band and up to 10 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.