Glasgow Medicine Interview Tips
Got a Glasgow medicine interview coming up? You’ve come to the right place for tips! On this page you can learn about the two-panel format of the Glasgow medicine interview, as well as tips on practising your answers.
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1. Impress both panels
Glasgow’s interview process is a little different so it’s a good idea to be prepared. At Glasgow, you’ll be interviewed by two panels (with two interviewers on each panel) – and they state on their website that the process will go like this:
- From the applicant waiting area, candidates will be led to wait outside the interview rooms prior to interview, by candidate grouping A and B. One of the groups will use the waiting time to read and select ONE from two scenarios to discuss. The other group will sit and wait.
- Candidate groups A and B will go into their respective rooms for interview. Those who have just selected one scenario will be expected to discuss this with their interviewers at some point during this interview panel.
- After the first panel has finished, candidate groups A and B will again wait outside the interview rooms. One of the groups will use the time to read and select ONE from two scenarios to discuss. The other group (who have already discussed the scenario they chose) will sit and wait.
- Candidate groups A and B will go into their respective rooms for their second panel interview. Those who have just selected one scenario will be expected to discuss this with their interviewers at some point during this interview panel.
Read what to expect in a traditional medicine interview>>
2. Read the scenario carefully
It can be hard to concentrate when you’re so nervous, but make sure you read the scenario you are given carefully, as you’ll be speaking about this with your interviewers. You could use the reading time to consider some of the questions they may ask you about the scenario.
A good way to practise for this is to read and then discuss a news article or ethical scenario with a family member or friend, asking them to ask you questions about it during the discussion.
To keep up to date with medical news at the same time, the article you pick could be a recent development in medicine or health – or an ethical debate.
Read NHS Hot Topics 2018-19>>
3. You know what’s coming… practise!
You will have been told this time and time again, but practice makes perfect for panel interviews.
You can use our Interview Question Bank to ask a friend or family member to select questions at random to ask you, and work on practising your answers until they come naturally.
Make sure you practise the typical panel interview favourites, such as:
- Why Medicine?
- Why this medical school?
- Medical ethics
Want to know what you’ll be asked in your Glasgow medicine interview?
Read our breakdown of med school interview topics on our Medicine Interview Preparation 2018-19 page>>
Want to know when Glasgow sends their interview invites?
Read our When do Medicine Interview Offers Come Out? page>>