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Personal Insight Questions

Below is a selection of Medical School interview questions on the theme of ‘Personal Insight’.

The answer guides have been put together by medics who have successfully navigated interviews at top Medical Schools.

Remember, though, that an interview is about an individual, so there are no hard and fast rules. The answer guides are only examples and are not exhaustive. They should be used to stimulate your thinking — not repeated verbatim at your interview.


Personal Insight

What do you think you would find hardest about being a doctor?

Personal Insight: what do you think you would find hardest about being a doctor?
Personal Insight: what do you think you would find hardest about being a doctor?

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How do you cope with failure?

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If your peers were to describe you in three words, what would they be?

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What is your biggest weakness?

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How do you deal with stress?

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Do you know when to seek help?

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What would be your greatest strength and why?

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Why do you deserve a place at this Medical School over the other candidates?

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Give an example of a time when you were unsatisfied with your performance.

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