Interview Crash Course – Netherlands 2017-03-03T19:03:59+00:00

Interview Crash Course – Netherlands

We’ve teamed up with doctors and medical students from The Netherlands to run our Interview Crash Course in March 2017.

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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.

You are a student applying to study medicine in the Netherlands/UK and your university is using the MMI Interviewing technique (e.g. Leiden). You passed the BMAT exam, congratulations! Thus, the next step is to get you through the last part of the selection process for getting into medicine. We have Dutch tutors who will be teaching you interview technique and practising real-life questions with you in Dutch!

Those of you who need extra help, can come to us privately so that we can do more 1-to-1 sessions. It’s a fact that the more you practice the better you will get at it. Even the most nervous people can get through this rigid procedure as long as you give to-the-point answers. As part of the course you will also get a big pack of interview notes that you can read through at home because we cannot teach you everything in the limited time that we have got on the Course Day!

We are an experienced bunch of tutors with years of experience. Let us guide you in your journey to Medicine!

Datum korte gesprekken en opdrachten in het LUMC: 25 maart 2017.

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.