Imperial interviews for 2023 entry will be taking place from January to March 2023. Imperial has not yet released its exact interview dates and will aim to do so by the end of 2022.
Imperial’s interview will be MMI-style with the interview taking a hybrid form, similar to that of 2022 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 2022 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 2022 entry, BMAT thresholds for home students were:
Section 1: 3.5
Section 2: 3.5
Section 3: 2.5C
Or to exceed the minimum sum of Section 1 and 2 score of 10.9.
For overseas students, the BMAT thresholds for 2022 entry were:
Section 1: 4
Section 2: 4
Section 3: 3C
Or to exceed the minimum sum of Section 1 and 2 score of 12.3.
2023 entry thresholds will be officially published on the Imperial School of Medicine website in December 2022.
Imperial’s applications-to-admissions ratio for 2020-2021 entry was roughly 8.2:1 with 573 offers made and 361 confirmed admissions in 2021.
Imperial will hold all interviews for 2023 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.
In an Imperial Medicine interview, common topics for questions include:
Typical questions could include:
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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