Warwick Medical School is the largest graduate-only Medical School in the UK, offering a 4-year accelerated course to roughly 190 students each year.
Interviews at Warwick typically occur in December.
Those who interview at Warwick must have met the initial criteria:
Warwick does not consider your Personal Statement in the application process, although one should still be provided in your UCAS application.
Candidates who have met the initial criteria are then scored based on UCAT score and academic achievement. The top 450 candidates (approximately) are invited to the selection centre.
In 2021, 477 candidates were interviewed out of 2021 applicants. After interviews, 261 offers were made.
In 2022, 479 candidates were interviewed out of 1758 applicants. Subsequently, 248 offers were made.
Warwick uses Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) in its selection centre. The interview comprises six stations and takes roughly two hours to complete. Station interviewers range from medical professionals and academics to current students and laypeople.
Warwick University has confirmed that interviews for the 2023 cycle will take place online.
They place a high emphasis on assessing the values of the candidate, as opposed to knowledge. You should therefore consider the NHS values and Warwick’s own Doctor Values (see below) in your preparation for the selection centre.
Reflect upon how you can demonstrate these values during your MMI stations.
The Warwick Doctor Values:
Warwick has released a guide to what candidates can expect regarding communication during their selection centre, which you may find useful.
MMI stations for Warwick are kept highly confidential. However, the values and competencies they assess are:
It’s advisable to research general examples of MMI stations and attempt those prior to your interview. Although these might not be reflective of the Warwick stations, they may aid in preparation for the structure of MMIs and the time pressures associated with them.
One of the unique aspects of Warwick Medical School is that all candidates are graduate students with a range of degrees, so there is a diverse set of experiences in the cohort. Use this to your advantage in your interviews: what unique experience do you have that would make you a good student at Warwick?
Arguably, the best way to prepare for Warwick’s interviews is to do some really good work experience that you can draw upon in your assessment.
Above all else: be authentic and be yourself. After all, Warwick is assessing you as a person, your values and qualities, not what you know.
Warwick does not disclose its scoring process for candidates in their interviews.
Offers are made upon careful review of each candidate’s score profile.
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