Course Info 2017-08-27T10:14:32+00:00

Interview Crash Course – Course Info

Our 7-hour Interview Crash Course offers the perfect balance of theory and practice to give you the best chance of getting that coveted place at Medical School.

£139 – Register

Priced at £139, the 6med Interview Crash Course is the most effective and yet most affordable medical school interview preparation course on the market. Run by a team of experienced medical students from some of the UK’s top universities, we’ve recently been through the system and will teach you everything you need to know to do amazingly at interview.

Our Approach to Interview Prep

Our 7-hour Interview Crash Course offers the perfect balance of theory and practice to give you the best chance of getting that coveted place at Medical School.

Doing well at interview is is all about coming across as a friendly, likeable person who is passionate about becoming a doctor, and has the qualities, knowledge and determination to be a good one. That sounds pretty simple, and indeed it is – there’s nothing particularly complicated or difficult about the interview at all. But having said that, preparation is of course, essential, and as the majority of students have never done anything of the sort before, it can be a significant source of worry and stress.

We want to help with that worry and stress. We can’t get rid of completely, but we can give you the tools you need to succeed at the interview. We’ll teach you how to go about structuring your answers, we’ll teach you what you need to know about things like medical ethics, the NHS and current affairs, and we’ll give you an individual mock interview with personalised feedback to make sure you know what to work on. That’s a really important point by the way – being good at interviews (and indeed, at life in general) requires you to understand your own areas of weakness and actively work on them. We’ll do our best to help you identify these issues, but it’ll be down to you to improve them yourself.

The Morning’s Agenda | 10am – 1pm

We spend the morning taking you through the fundamentals – some of what we’ll be going over is listed to the right.

The whole day is very interactive, with plenty of group discussion and very little in the way of plain, spoon-fed teaching. The fact that we have 2 instructors and just 16 students in each class means that everyone gets multiple opportunities to contribute and to shine. And that also means that we (the instructors) are able to subtly identify your individual areas of weakness and give you tips to improve them.

  • Communication skills seminar
  • Answering common question types
  • Structuring your answers
  • Medical ethics workshop & group work
  • NHS and Current Affairs – Things you should know
  • MMI stations – Lateral thinking & breaking bad news

The Afternoon’s Agenda | 2pm – 5pm

We split the afternoon into 3 parts, with part (1) happening first, and parts (2) and (3) happening concurrently. Sounds confusing, but it makes a lot of sense on the day.

Part 1 – Public Mock Interviews

This is where the real fun begins! We’ll be giving each of you a different mock interview (in front of everyone else), which will consist of a mix of standard questions, lateral thinking questions, medical ethics and MMI scenarios. You can (and should) use the knowledge you gained in the morning to give yourself an advantage, and after your interview, both the instructors and the other students will give you constructive feedback about what you did wonderfully and what could be improved. When someone else is being interviewed, you should be thinking of what your own responses to the questions would be – this means you’ll get 15 interviews worth of practice and therefore, the odds of something surprising you at your actual interview will be significantly reduced.

After the interviews and feedback, we’ll be finishing the day off with a somewhat intense quick-fire session, where we’ll be throwing random questions and scenarios at you to see if you’ve got a grasp of what we spent the day trying to teach you. There’ll also be an opportunity after the course for you to chat to the instructors about the universities you’re applying to, your personal statement, or anything else you’re concerned about.

Part 2a – Private Mock Interviews

This is where the real fun begins! We’ll be giving each of you a different mock interview (in front of everyone else), which will consist of a mix of standard questions, lateral thinking questions, medical ethics and MMI scenarios. You can (and should) use the knowledge you gained in the morning to give yourself an advantage, and after your interview, both the instructors and the other students will give you constructive feedback about what you did wonderfully and what could be improved. When someone else is being interviewed, you should be thinking of what your own responses to the questions would be – this means you’ll get 15 interviews worth of practice and therefore, the odds of something surprising you at your actual interview will be significantly reduced.

After the interviews and feedback, we’ll be finishing the day off with a somewhat intense quick-fire session, where we’ll be throwing random questions and scenarios at you to see if you’ve got a grasp of what we spent the day trying to teach you. There’ll also be an opportunity after the course for you to chat to the instructors about the universities you’re applying to, your personal statement, or anything else you’re concerned about.

Part 2b – MMI Scenarios

This is where the real fun begins! We’ll be giving each of you a different mock interview (in front of everyone else), which will consist of a mix of standard questions, lateral thinking questions, medical ethics and MMI scenarios. You can (and should) use the knowledge you gained in the morning to give yourself an advantage, and after your interview, both the instructors and the other students will give you constructive feedback about what you did wonderfully and what could be improved. When someone else is being interviewed, you should be thinking of what your own responses to the questions would be – this means you’ll get 15 interviews worth of practice and therefore, the odds of something surprising you at your actual interview will be significantly reduced.

After the interviews and feedback, we’ll be finishing the day off with a somewhat intense quick-fire session, where we’ll be throwing random questions and scenarios at you to see if you’ve got a grasp of what we spent the day trying to teach you. There’ll also be an opportunity after the course for you to chat to the instructors about the universities you’re applying to, your personal statement, or anything else you’re concerned about.