Medicine interviews for Glasgow University usually start in December and run through to March. This has been confirmed as the date range for 2023 entry.
To shortlist candidates for interview, all applications are checked to ensure that they meet the minimum academic, Personal Statement and reference requirements. Those who pass this initial academic screening are ranked based on their UCAT score.
The UCAT cut-off score for 2022 entry was 2640. This cut-off varies each year, depending on the competition.
The highest-ranking candidates will be invited for an interview. Glasgow aims to interview around 1000 candidates for 2023 entry.
For 2021 entry into the A100 course, there were 2440 applications for 325 places. Of those, there were 899 interviews and 524 offers were made post-interview.
Glasgow begins to send interview invitations on a rolling basis from December onwards.
Glasgow University uses the panel interview format for its Medicine interviews. There will be two interviewers. There are usually two panels (Panel A and Panel B), and the whole interview process lasts for around 30 minutes. Panel A questions focus on being a Doctor and your ideas about this, whereas Panel B questions focus on ethical scenarios and discussion.
As exceptions, for 2021 and 2022 entry, the interviews were adapted and held online. Interviews will continue to be held online via Zoom for 2023 entry too.
International applicants should also be prepared to attend an interview.
At Glasgow University, the following topics are typically covered in Medicine interview questions:
Sample questions might include:
Impress both panels
Glasgow’s interview process is a little different from other Medical Schools, so it’s a good idea to be prepared. At Glasgow, you’ll be interviewed by two panels, with two interviewers on each panel.
From the applicant waiting area, candidates will be divided into two groups – 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 wait.
Candidate groups A and B will go into their respective rooms for interview. Those who have just selected a scenario will be expected to discuss it at some point during this interview panel.
After the first panel has finished, candidate groups A and B will again wait. One of the groups will use the waiting time to read and select one from two scenarios to discuss. The other group (who have already discussed the scenario they chose) will wait.
Candidate groups A and B will go into their respective rooms for their second panel interview. Those who have just selected a scenario will be expected to discuss it at some point during this interview panel.
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.
You will have been told this time and time again, but practice makes perfect for panel interviews.
You can use our Interview Question Bank and get someone like a friend, family member or teacher to ask you questions. Practise until you are comfortable with any question and your answers come naturally.
Make sure you practise the typical panel interview favourites, such as:
Being interviewed does not guarantee an offer of a place to study at Glasgow. The decision of an offer of a place will be based on performance at interview. No other factors will be considered at this stage.
Glasgow usually makes offers by late March each year.
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