If you’re applying to study Medicine at King’s or have a Medicine interview there, check out this guide on what you can expect from their medical interviews – including interview questions you could be asked.

King’s Medical Interviews

King’s medical interviews for 2023 entry will take place from November 2022 to May 2023 and will be in the form of virtual Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs).

They shortlist candidates for interviews via consideration of GCSEs, A-Levels, UCAT, Personal Statement and references. All students must have sat the UCAT by October 2022.

King’s entry requirements for A-Levels are A*AA (including Chemistry and Biology) and a minimum of either a 6 or B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. There is currently no cut-off score for the UCAT; accepted scores depend on the performance and competition of the applicants applying that year.

All of these criteria must be met; the top-scoring candidates will be invited to an interview via the King’s Apply portal, starting from early November 2022. Candidates will be asked to set up their King’s Apply portal prior to any interview offers, and will receive alerts and updates through this page.

For 2021 entry, roughly 740 students received an interview offer (from 2,900 applicants) and approximately 50% received a conditional offer.


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How Is King’s Interviewing For 2023 Entry Medicine?

King’s will hold all interviews for 2023 entry online and the interview will be in the MMI format.

Those who are not able to sit the interview virtually, due to lack of technology or location issues, will need to inform King’s prior to their interview to set up a virtual interview on-site.

The interview process will be the same for international students; be sure to read this information for country-specific grade requirements.

The interview itself is split into four short interviews, each with two questions on various topics. Candidates will be sent a link via their portal prior to the interview and will usually have 2-3 interviewers, with one potentially being a medical student.

A timer will be set for each question and the interviewer will stop candidates after that time expires. Exact timings have not been released for 2023 entry, but were up to 40 minutes in previous years.

Common Medicine Interview Question Topics At King’s College London

At King’s, interview topics could cover:

Typical questions could include:

  • Why do you want to study Medicine?
  • What interests you about King’s College London?
  • What did you gain from your hospital work experience?
  • Describe the key differences between primary and secondary healthcare.
  • Have you recently read any research that interested you?
  • Describe a time when you worked in a team for a project and things did not go according to plan.

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Tips For Answering King’s Interview Questions

King’s is known for testing candidates on current affairs, ethical scenarios and dilemmas. They want to ensure candidates have good insight into new topics in the scientific field, as well as in healthcare affairs.

You should therefore read up on issues that the NHS is facing, research different academic topics that interest you, and understand the core values needed in an ethical dilemma and how to resolve it.

King’s looks for honesty, integrity, enthusiasm and passion in its candidates – so be yourself, show them why you want to study Medicine and demonstrate why you’re an excellent candidate.

How Are Interviews At King’s Assessed?

King’s scoring system has changed since COVID-19 and has not been released to candidates.

Before COVID-19, interviews had a mark-sheet and students were scored on a scale of 1 to 10, depending on the quality of their performance. Scoring in each station was independent of others.

Interview offers are decided based purely on interview performance.


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