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When Do Medicine Interview Offers Come Out?⠀

Waiting for medical school interview offers can be a stressful time. So: when do medicine interview offers come out?  On this page we’ve included info on when each medical school interviews students, as well as when they send out invitations to interview for 2018-19, so you can tailor your preparation accordingly.

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When do medicine interview offers come out?

The answer to this varies between medical schools – however, most medical schools send their invitations at least two weeks before their interview date.

In the table below you can see a list of when each university interviews their students for 2019 entry, as well as the timeline of when students can expect invitations.

Please note that the information on this page is kept as up to date as possible but information is subject to change as admissions policies are updated by each university.

University & Interview StyleWhen do they hold interviews?
Aberdeen (MMI)Interviews are conducted between 14th December and finish in February 2019. In Candidates will be invited for interview by email and provided with details allowing them to book the most convenient slot available. (Candidates should check their spam folders regularly during this time period).
Aston (MMI)The MMIs for 2019 entry will take place between December 2018 and March 2019.
Anglia Ruskin (MMI)10-15 December 2018
7-11 January 2019
14-18 January 2019
Barts (Traditional)All our interviews take place in January and February. We start inviting selected candidates to interview at the beginning of January through to February each year.
Birmingham (MMI)Interviews will take place throughout December, January and February. Applicants will continue to be invited to interview until all places have been filled. We expect to be sending out invitations up until mid-February, meaning that potentially you may not hear from us until then.
Brighton & Sussex (MMI)December and January. Invitations likely to be sent mid-November for December dates and throughout December for January dates.

Bristol (MMI)Interviews on these dates:
Tuesday 27 November 2018
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Thursday 29 November 2018
Tuesday 29 January 2019 (includes Gateway to Medicine)
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Thursday 31 January 2019
Tuesday 12 February 2019 (includes Gateway to Medicine)
Wednesday 13 February 2019
Thursday 14 February 2019
Interview offers sent from early November onwards.
Buckingham (MMI)3-4 Selection Days (when we run Multiple Mini Interviews) per year. These are usually in March/April, July and Sep/Oct. Interviews sent on a rolling basis.
Cambridge (Traditional)First three weeks of December. Colleges will typically send out invitations mid-November.
Cardiff (MMI)Our interviews are held during two weeks in December and two weeks in January. Invites go out in December.
Dundee (MMI)December and January
Edinburgh NA
Exeter (MMI)Interviewing from the end of November until the end of February. We begin to send out invitations to interview for the Medicine programme around mid November 2018.
Glasgow (Traditional)All interviews will be conducted at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (week commencing 10 December 2018) or in the Medical School (7th, 8th & 11th February 2019 TBC). Applicants are given approximately two weeks' notice of an interview invitation, however, we aim to notify applicants earlier than this if possible.
Hull York (MMI)December and January.
Imperial (Traditional)Interviews take place from December through until March and invites are sent out from December until the end of January usually.
Keele (MMI)Interviews are scheduled to take place in late December, January, February and March. Interview invitations are normally sent out two weeks before the interview.
King's (MMI)January and March. Interview invitations sent on a rolling basis.
Lancaster (MMI)January and February. Usually invitations would be sent out in December and January.
Leeds (MMI)Invitations to interview are issued by email in batches starting in December. Applicants that have not been offered an interview will be informed between November and February. Those applicants interviewed will be informed of the outcome before at the end of March.
Leicester (MMI)They begin sending out interview invitations by email in late November 2018 and this will be an ongoing process until the end of February 2019.
Liverpool (MMI)28 January 2019
4 February 2019
11 February 2019
Interview invites go out in January.

Manchester (MMI)December 2018 and January/February 2019. Invitations likely to be sent at the end of November -early December.
Newcastle (MMI)Between 17th December 2018 and 30th January 2019. We expect to start sending out invitations to interview in late November. We do not send all invitations at one time but will always give applicants at least two weeks' notice for interview.
Norwich (UEA) (MMI)We send interview invites out for MBBS Medicine (A100) at the end of November each year and we interview throughout December, January and February.
Nottingham (MMI)December - March. Interview invites sent on rolling basis during these months.
Oxford (Traditional)Interviews will be held in Oxford in December (provisionally on Thursday and Friday, 13th and 14th December 2018). We will issue interview invitations on Tuesday 27 November. Decisions will then be notified as soon as possible after the New Year holiday. (For 2018, since the interviews are so close to the Christmas holiday, it has been agreed that decisions will not be sent to candidates before early January 2019.)
Plymouth (MMI)• 14th January
• 15th January
• 16th January
• 23rd January
• 24th January
Invitations for interviews will be sent out once all applications have been assessed, which will be sometime in November.
Queen's (MMI)Interviews for 2019 entry will be held on 16, 17, 18 January and 13 March 2019
Southampton (Selection Day)• Thursday 6th December (BM5)
• Friday 7th December (BM5)
• Wednesday 30th January (BM4)
• Thursday 31st January (BM4)
• Tuesday 5th February (BM5)
• Wednesday 6th February (BM5 including Overseas)
• Monday 11th February (BM5)
• Tuesday 12th February (BM5 including overseas)
• Monday 25th February (BM6. BM5 including Mature Non Graduates and Graduates)
• Thursday 28th February (BM5)
• Monday 4th March (BM6)
Interview dates typically sent about two weeks before the date in which students are invited. They are sent in waves.
Sheffield (MMI)Multiple Mini-Interviews will be conducted in Sheffield between 26-30 November 2018, 3-7 December 2018 and 12-14 December 2018 at our Clinical Skills Centre on the Northern General Hospital Campus. Successful applicants can expect by 16.11.2018 to receive an email from the Medical School admissions team (not UCAS) inviting them to attend an interview.
St Andrews (MMI)Invitations to attend an interview will be emailed to applicants at various times from early November up to March. Interviews take place in St Andrews on a couple of dates in December and then in the following January, February and early March.
St George's (MMI)December to April. Invitations to interviews will occur during their assessment period, which runs from November 2018 onwards.
Sunderland (MMI)•19th and 21st December
• 9th, 16th and 23rd January
• 6th February
Invitations for interview will be going out in early December.
Swansea (Graduate Entry)Selection Centre in March; invites from December.
UCL (Traditional)The interview season begins in December and runs through March. Invitations to interview are issued on a rolling basis throughout the season, with candidates normally being given two weeks notice. UK school-leavers are normally interviewed in February and March.
UCLan (MMI)To be confirmed
Warwick (Graduate Entry; MMI)Invitations to attend the Multi Mini Interview will be sent out in early December.

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