Interview Crash Course – FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about our Interview Crash Course.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you book a course with us, our system should automatically send an order confirmation email to the billing email address (not the student email address). If you can’t find your order confirmation email, please first wait a few minutes and then check your junk inbox because sometimes our emails can end up in there.
If you still can’t find the order confirmation, then either something weird happened on our email server, or you might have made a typo when entering the email address (over the past 5 years, we’ve found that both these scenarios are equally common). If that’s the case, just drop us an email at [email protected], telling us which course you registered for and what the billing/student name was. We’ll find your order on our system and let you know that everything’s all good.
If you’ve booked a course last-minute and are having issues finding the confirmation email, then please don’t worry. The order confirmation doesn’t really say anything interesting, but it does give you a link to the course joining instructions. Here’s the link – https://6med.co.uk/course-joining-instructions. We have everyone’s registered names on the system, so you don’t need the confirmation email to gain entry into the course, provided you remember what your name is!
Not to worry. Our course joining instructions (i.e.: where to go, what to bring, lunch arrangements) are always available at https://6med.co.uk/course-joining-instructions
Our instructors usually send an email a week before the course saying hello, but please don’t worry if you don’t get that email, because it doesn’t really say anything interesting other than ‘hello’.
Also, because we try and save money and use a cheap email service, sometimes the emails we send can end up in junk inboxes, so please do check your junk email if you’re looking for an email from us 🙂
Our refund policy (stated on all the registration pages) is that we can give you a full refund if you let us know at least 14 days before the course you’re registered to attend. If you’d like a refund, just drop us an email at [email protected] and tell us your name + which course you booked so that we can refund the money to your card. We usually process refunds in a batch once or twice a week, so please don’t be concerned if you don’t hear back from us instantly 🙂 As long as you requested the refund 14 days before the course, we guarantee that the refund will be processed and the money will be back in your account within a few working days.
If you’d like to cancel your place on a course but the course is less than 14 days away, then I’m afraid we won’t be able to offer a refund, but we’re happy to transfer your registration to another student, if you know anyone who’d like to take your place.
We’ve run our BMAT, UKCAT and Interview courses at a few schools over the years. The prices for schools are basically the same as they are for normal students, although of course, schools can get VAT refunds, so would effectively save 20%. Please drop us an email if you’d like to talk about us coming in to your school to deliver a course or two.
The short answer – no.
The long answer – you have very little to lose, and a lot to gain by attending. Our courses have been incredibly helpful for a large number of students in the past few years, and that’s because we know exactly where people fall down and make mistakes in the UKCAT. Importantly, we’ve done all the hard work of comparing and creating the best strategies using a wide array of resources so that you don’t have to. Just so you know, all our content is continuously peer-reviewed and updated every year. You won’t go away with a guaranteed high score in the bag, but you will absolutely go home much better prepared, equipped with a new set of effective strategies, and more confident. You can trust that we know what we’re doing – all of us have received high scores on the UKCAT (725+), been extensively trained to teach UKCAT, and have a passion for teaching.
We didn’t plan to offer any private tuition initially, on the grounds that it would go against our company ethos of levelling the playing field and removing the question of money from the applications process. However, we were contacted by several students over the year who felt they learn best in a one-to-one setting, and so we’re now offering a private coaching option in which we don’t teach anything that’s not already taught on the course. If you’re interested, please contact us via phone or email and we’ll try and work something out.
Not at all. If you’re naturally a confident, charismatic person who knows about medical ethics and current affairs, you’ll probably get all your offers without our help. But if the idea of interviews is daunting (like it was for most of us at the time), the course will help calm your nerves and give you a structured approach to tackling the interview.
Good question. The answer is partly yes, and partly no.
Yes because if you ask us to, we can tailor your mock interview so that it’s more ‘Oxbridgy’ than normal interviews. So that’s a good way of getting some experience of the typical Oxbridge format.
No because as sad as it sounds, you can’t really teach someone how to be good at Oxbridge interviews. It’s very much a case of just knowing your subject and being intelligent enough to tackle the subject-related questions that they’ll throw at you. What our course will teach you is how to come across as a nice person in your interview (which always helps) and how to structure your answers to the “generic” interview questions that they sometimes ask. We also have a section in our Workbook dedicated to Oxbridge interviews, though again, there’s nothing really that we can “teach” you about it – the book will just help you get an idea of what it’s all about, and bust some myths that surround the Oxbridge interview process.
We certainly think it is (though obviously we’re pretty biased). But don’t take our word for it. Have a look at the Reviews page to see the comments students have left us over the past few years.
Very valid question. It’s true that we’re not qualified experts in interview coaching (if that’s even a thing). As such, you won’t be getting any insider knowledge from us but what you will get, is arguably the most important thing – the students’ perspective. All our instructors are current medical students at some of the top universities in the country, and we’ve all been helping out with interview preparation at our schools these last few years. We know the common mistakes that students always make, and we know what to teach you to help you perform at your best. Besides, being taught by someone close to your age is much more enjoyable (and by extension, much more useful) than being talked at by a middle-aged adult that you can scarcely relate to!