Interviews


So, Dundee have to posted out some interview offers and *gulp* rejections.

Feel free to post ask any questions about interviews or any “Why oh why didn’t they pick me?” questions if you’re worried!

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5 Responses to Interviews

  1. Eva says:

    Hi, I have an interview for next Friday, the 13th :L trying not to be superstitious about it :L but i’d be grateful if you could give me any advice… even examples of the sort of questions asked or scenarios… i understand you can’t really give too much away but i’d appreciate any help at all… i’m really nervous about it as Dundee is definitely my first choice 🙂 but its really hard to prepare everything as i’m in the middle of my exams 😦
    Thanks anyway, and i’ve found your blog really helpful, just thought i’d let you know 🙂 lol
    Cheers.

    • Well done on getting an interview!

      Sorry to disappoint, but I can only give very general advice about the interviews! If you punch into google “Medical Interview Questions”, you’ll find tonnes of examples of questions that commonly come up in interviews – I would definitely think about what you would say to answer most of those questions. Perhaps even get a friend or a teacher or somebody to do a mini-interview for you using some of those questions – would help you to practice in a bit more of a ‘real’ environment and help you to practice dealing with pressure.

      Definitely read over your personal statement (PS) until you know it inside out. Its a pretty safe bet that your PS will come up in interview at just about every university interview you get!

      As for the task based stations, I can’t say very much, and even if I did, there’s not much point as they change the stations all the time. So, my main advice would be: Stay calm, think what they would expect a doctor to do when interacting with others and, if you think a station’s gone rubbish, don’t worry – the other 9 examiners don’t know that! So try to impress them.

      Hopefully that’s of some use, and good luck in the rest of your exams!

      Is there anything in particular you’d like to know about the interview process?

      • Eva says:

        Hi, thanks for getting back to me, I really appreciate it. I’ll definitely print off another copy of my Personal statement then, thanks for the tip…. emmm i’m not sure if you can answer this or not, but is it true that some of the stations could involve a puzzle of some sort, to see how you solve problems or is it just 50/50 between role plays and one on one interviews? Also, is there a tour afterwards as i’ve never had the chance to attend an open day because i’m from Northern Ireland, but i’d love the chance to look around.

        I’m sorry for bombarding you with questions, you’re probably really busy but i don’t have anyone else to ask :L

        Thank-you 🙂

        • Haha, It’s no bother – ask as much as you like!

          There are some stations that can involve puzzles, yeah – these ones tend to get you to complete a task whilst working with a partner (who is usually a current student). If you think of the task and role play stations at ‘practical stations’ then I’d say the interview is normally a 50/50 mix of practical stations and one on one interviews. Hopefully that gives you a better idea of what to expect.

          There will be tours after the interviews as well to let you see around – this is a good chance to chat to current students as well about what they think about the course. There will be a load of posters put up about the curriculum etc. to give you a better idea of what to expect as well.

          If anything else crops up you’re not sure about, feel free to ask! If not, best of luck at your interview!

  2. Eva says:

    Thank you so much for the help… i’ve been looking through your interview section as well. Seriously its reassuring to at least know what to expect, so thanks 🙂

    Don’t worry i’ll definitely be emailing you again if i can think of anything else :/ so thanks for the offer, lol…

    Thanks

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