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Medicine Interview Random Question Generator

Medicine Interview Random Question Generator

Updated on: December 3, 2023
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Written By Dr Ollie

Every article is fact-checked by a medical professional. However, inaccuracies may still persist.

I’ve built this very simple tool that randomly generates medicine interview questions for you to practice with!

There’s no better way to prepare for a medicine interview than by actually saying aloud the things you would say on the day.

Now ideally, this would be as part of a full mock interview, but second best is using this random question generator to test yourself on the fly.

Medicine Interview Question Generator

All you have to do is hit the “Ask Me” button to generate one of one hundred different medical school interview questions.

If you want to put yourself under a bit of pressure, challenge yourself to deliver an interview standard answer in 1-2 minutes spoken out loud.

10 Tips For Nailing Your Medical School Interview

If you’re hungry for even more, you can find a list of over 250 medicine interview questions here. Otherwise, here are 10 tips that will help you convert your interviews into offers.

1. Research The University

Every medical school in the UK is unique in some respect. Whether that be the way they run their course, what opportunities you’ll have while on it or the geographical location of the university.

By being able to talk specifically about what’s drawn you to their institution, you’ll show your interviewers that you’re genuinely interested in their medical school.

You’ve not just applied because your friends were going but you’ve taken the time to research the university and have come to a balanced decision as to why this medical school would suit you best.

2. Prepare Answers To Common Questions

There are plenty of questions that are just complete medicine interview classics. “Why do you want to be a doctor?” “What makes you a good fit for the university?” “Why not nursing?

By taking the time to prepare rough answers for these common questions you can land on your feet when you’re inevitably faced with one at interview.

Although I wouldn’t recommend scripting out exact answers word for word, having an outline of an answer, or at least previously having thought about what you would say, will allow you to roll into a much smoother answer than if you have to start with a prolonged period of thought.

3. Dress Appropriately

There’s nothing worse than turning up to something and finding out that you’re horrendously underdressed. And a medical school interview is not where you want to experience that feeling.

Dressing smartly for your interview will put you in the right state of mind to perform, it will show your interviewers that you’re taking the interview seriously and it will add to the sense that you’re prepared to be a medical professional.

There aren’t any strict rules for what you can or can’t wear, but I’d suggest guys can never go wrong by wearing a suit and girls can never go wrong with a smart shirt and skirt. But, at the end of the day, you do need to be comfortable as well.

4. Arrive In Good Time

Murphy’s law dictates that whatever can go wrong will go wrong- and this is never more true than when you’re under time pressure.

Make sure you leave enough time so that if the bus/train/car is delayed or late you can still get to your interview on time. If you’re walking over from a hotel, check out the route before you set off.

Being punctual shows respect for the interviewers’ time, demonstrates your reliability and responsibility, and means you don’t run the risk of missing your interview slot!

5. Engage With The Interviewers

Under the pressure of interview day, candidates can easily fall into the trap of forgetting to be human!

The stress of being in such a high-pressure situation results in them not making eye contact, speaking in a fast-paced monotone and generally lacking emotion in their answers.

Because your stress levels will be running high, sometimes it just takes a bit of a conscious effort to remember to engage with the interviewers. Be sure to show enthusiasm and demonstrate a genuine interest in the conversation and you’ll leave a far more positive impression.

6. Be Honest

Honesty and integrity are two incredibly important characteristics for a doctor to possess. So if you’re proving that’s not you at the interview, you’re extremely unlikely to get in.

It’s okay to admit if you don’t know the answer to a question. It looks far more professional than trying to blag an answer as fact if the interviewers will immediately know you’re wrong.

It’s more important to be honest and show self-awareness than to try and fake an answer. This same principle undoubtedly extends to your personal statement too- anything other than the truth puts you in serious danger of torpedoing your chances of being accepted.

7. Practice Good Body Language

Nonverbal cues have been estimated to make up 55% of all communication between individuals. This means that if you’ve got bad body language in your interview, you’re really going to struggle.

Try to sit up straight, maintain good posture and avoid fidgeting. All of which being far easier said than done when you’re under the stress of having your university hopes rest on one 20-minute conversation.

By presenting positive nonverbal cues to your interviewers, you’ll be showing both a natural confidence and attentiveness in your performance- both of which will hopefully sway them into giving you the thumbs up.

8. Don’t Panic

Before your medicine interview, you’ll undoubtedly have brainstormed answer structures, gone over hundreds of practice questions and worked on that perfect interview handshake.

But there’s one thing that’s incredibly hard to replicate in your preparation: your stress levels on the day.

It’s natural to be nervous considering the circumstances, but try to remain composed and focused during your interview. Panic is what can take your perfectly planned out answer into a jumbled heap of “ums” and “ers” as you stumble through a response.

9. Practice Active Listening

Active listening is a skill that you can learn and practice. By ‘actively’ listening, you’re demonstrating that you’re engaged in the conversation and taking in everything the interviewers say.

Nod along with what they’re saying, make appropriate eye contact and ask follow-up questions to points they make.

It can be easy to start mentally rehearsing your answer to the next question and so become an unresponsive slab of a candidate, blankly sitting across from the panel of interviewers… try to avoid this!

10. Let Your Enthusiasm Shine Through

You’re sat in front of these interviewers because you’re a highly motivated candidate who is desperate to study medicine at their university.

You are incredibly passionate about the subject and (modestly) think that you’d make a fantastic doctor- you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t!

Your job is to make sure that your interviewers understand this. Let it shine through in every one of your answers and give them a sense of just how much an offer would mean to you.

About the author
After studying medicine at the University of Leicester, Dr Ollie now works as a junior doctor in London. His interests include medical education and expedition medicine, as well as having a strong belief in the importance of widening access to medicine.