ONLINE INTERVIEW MASTERCLASS

 

This course is not only a student favourite, but is a favourite of our team because we love the impact it has on students. They leave the day inspired, motivated, and feeling better than ever about tackling their interviews.

 

Our highly-interactive lectures will cover the following crucial points:

  1. How do you introduce yourself? Did you know there's a correct way to do it? Don't worry, we'll help you out.

  2. Strategy and structure are very important when it comes to the interview process. You can have incredible knowledge of a topic but waffle on and run out of time in a question. We teach you exactly how to structure each answer and impress your examiners. We'll also select some students to demonstrate in front of the class - it's nerve-wracking but very useful!

  3. It's very common to answer a different question than the interviewer intended to ask. This masterclass will cover "buzzwords" that will really help you understand exactly what a question is asking. 

  4. Communication skills are absolutely vital. These can be categorised as verbal and non-verbal. We'll go through exactly what you can do to ensure you're displaying all of your best qualities and communicating the way that would be expected of a medical student.

  5. Learn everything you need to know about medical ethics as well as how to go about studying more in your own time if you so wish.

  6. We save you from overzealousy studying the student BMJ and news articles by providing you the briefs on current hot topics, as recent news can easily come up in an interview. 

  7. Learn all the basics about the NHS and how it runs. You'd be surprised how much you don't know! It's these extras that can really impress an examiner and show how keen you are to work as a doctor.

  8. There are a lot of common questions that come up time and time again, sometimes with slightly different wording. We'll ensure you cover all of these.

BUZZWORDS

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

HOT TOPICS

MEDICAL ETHICS

STRUCTURING ANSWERS

Putting what you learn into practice is probably where most students slip up, which is why we throw you in the deep end and give you the chance to practice randomly selected interview stations in real time. The afternoon session consists of a simulated MMI with examiners and actors to give you the most realistic experience in preparation for your interview(s). We won't expect you to be perfect at this stage, so learning where to improve is vital. Our examiners will give you feedback at each station to help you strengthen your interview skills. 

Stations will likely include the following question types, but may vary:

ESSAY QUESTION

COMMON QUESTION

ETHICS

UNCOMMON/"WEIRD" QUESTION

ROLEPLAY

SITUATIONAL JUDGEMENT

PERSONAL STATEMENT

GMC QUESTION

All attendees will receive a copy of Ultimate Guide to MMIs by MedicHut which is filled with insightful interview material and practice questions. You'll also receive a very warm welcome to the MedicHut Family!

As this year's Interview Masterclass will take place online, all students must have access to Zoom. We've worked really hard to ensure an excellent remote learning experience which will match our in-person masterclasses. If you have any questions about how it will run online, please don't hesitate to contact us.

ITINERARY

09:00 - 09:15 - Introduction

09:15 - 10:00 - Interactive Seminar: First Impressions are Last Impressions

10:00 - 10:30 - Interactive Seminar: The NHS

10:30 - 11:15 - Interactive Seminar: Medical Ethics

11:15 - 12:00 - Interactive Seminar: Demonstration Interviews

12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch

12:30 - 14:00 - MMI Circuit 1 and Feedback

14:00 - 15:30 - MMI Circuit 2 and Feedback

15:30 - 16:00 - Group Feedback and Discussions

16:00 - 16:30 - Concluding Remarks

"The teacher was so passionate and inspiring."

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