If you’re applying for the MBBS programme at Imperial College London or have a Medicine interview there, check out this guide on what you can expect from Imperial medical interviews.

Imperial College London Medical Interviews

Imperial interviews for 2024 entry will be taking place from January to March 2024. Imperial has not yet released its exact interview dates.

Imperial’s interview will be MMI-style with the interview taking a hybrid form, similar to that of 2023 interviews: one online asynchronous section and one live interview.

Imperial shortlists its candidates for interview via consideration of A-Levels, BMAT and UCAS scores. Personal Statements were not used in the 2023 entry for shortlisting, but were given to interviewers during the MMI process.

Imperial entry requirements for A-Levels are AAA (including Chemistry and Biology) and a minimum of B or 6 in GCSE English Language. In cases of high competition, A*AA offers have been given out in previous years.

BMAT cut-off scores are calculated based upon each year’s performance and students are ranked by their score. For 2023 entry, BMAT thresholds for home students were:

Section 1: 3.5
Section 2: 3.5
Section 3: 2.5C


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How Is Imperial Interviewing For 2024 Entry Medicine?

Imperial will hold all interviews for 2024 in a hybrid MMI format. The online asynchronous portion is an interactive e-module where candidates will record and upload a video on the day of their interview.

Follow this link for instructions on how this first portion of the interviews will be conducted.

The second portion of Imperial’s interviews will be a live interview, either face-to-face or through an online platform.

In this section, there will be 7 stations, each lasting around 5 minutes, with a 1-minute transition and briefing period between stations. Each station assesses a different skill or element of the candidate’s ability and passion to study Medicine.

Responses are marked out of 10, with 3 points available for communication and 7 points available for content.

Common Medicine Interview Question Topics At Imperial

In an Imperial Medicine interview, common topics for questions include:

Typical questions could include:

  • Why do you want to pursue Medicine?
  • Why Imperial?
  • What insight did you gain from your work experience?
  • What skills can you bring to us?
  • What did you find challenging about work experience?
  • How would you break bad news to a patient?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Describe a time when you have been a leader in a team.
  • What qualities and characteristics make a competent Doctor?

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Tips For Answering Imperial Interview Questions

Imperial interviews test candidates on the core elements of being a Doctor and a medical student. Interviewers want to see evidence of a realistic approach to the medical career, how they would deal with difficult scenarios, commitment to pursuing Medicine and their future contribution at Imperial.

It is especially important to know your Personal Statement inside out, as Imperial interviewers are likely to have a copy in front of them.

Be prepared to answer questions about your work experience from your Personal Statement, alongside role-play scenarios, ethical dilemmas and even topics such as how research is advancing at Imperial.

Each station will be marked individually – so remember, if one station does not go as planned, it’s important to leave it behind and focus on the new station ahead.


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