If you’re preparing for your UCLan Medicine interview, check out this guide to the common interview questions you can expect.

UCLan Medical Interviews

Medicine interviews for UCLan usually start in December and run through to April. Interviews will take place in the UK and may also be scheduled in other countries.

To shortlist candidates for interview, all applications are first checked to ensure that they meet the minimum academic requirements. The Personal Statement and reference, as well as any information in the UCAS form, will be considered at this stage. No other information will be considered.

UCLan says that a strong Personal Statement will significantly increase your chances of being offered an interview.


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UCLan typically uses the MMI (Multiple Mini Interviews) format for its Medicine interviews.  There are 8 MMI stations, including an English language and mathematics assessment.

Common Medicine Interview Question Topics At UCLan Medical School

At UCLan, the following topics are covered in the Medicine interview questions:

Sample interview questions might include:


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Tips For Answering UCLan Interview Questions

Know the specific timings for your UCLan Medicine interview

The MMIs at UCLan consist of an English language and mathematics assessment plus a circuit with 6 different stations. Each of those stations is 7 minutes long, with 5 minutes for an activity and 2 minutes of reading time before the activity. Each station has an assessor who may be a scientist, clinical teacher, patient volunteer or actor.

Try to make sure you really use the two minutes of reading time to get to grips with what you are being asked to do and start thinking about how you may respond to the activity. If you don’t understand what you are expected to do, make sure you ask your assessor.

Be aware your transferable skills statement form is discussed at one station

If you apply for Medicine at UCLan you will be asked to fill out a transferable skills statement, which is used as part of selection for interview and also in one the MMI stations.

It’s important that you fill this form out in as much detail as possible, reflecting on any work experience you’ve done and showing what skills you have that are required in Medicine. Guidance for filling out this form can be found on the UCLan website.

As this form is used in the interview, make sure you remember the experiences that you wrote about. It would be worth keeping a copy to look at before your interview.

Don’t forget to bring proof of ID

Make sure you bring proof of identification with you on the day of your MMI. Check in the information given to you by UCLan that there is nothing else you need to bring.

Keep up-to-date with current healthcare news and look at ethical dilemmas

UCLan recommends that keeping up-to-date with medical news and looking at types of dilemmas faced by health professionals will help you prepare for your interview.

See this guide for more tips on how to answer interview questions at your UCLan Medical School interview.

How Are Interviews At UCLan Assessed?

Offers will be based on performance at interview alone. The performance at each MMI station is scored, plus a global score is awarded. The global score will indicate whether the candidate has displayed the behaviours suitable for being a doctor.

Candidates will be ranked, with the highest-scoring candidates who also achieved a high global score being offered a place to study. No other factors will be considered.

Alternative offers to courses such as BSc Medical Sciences will be made to those candidates who are not offered MBBS as appropriate.

UCLan anticipates that decisions will be made around 2-3 weeks after the interview date.


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