At The Future Medic, we provide many services in order to help you become the best possible medical student you can be, offering tutoring and mentoring and more with our expert staff ready to guide you.
Benefits of studying medicine
If you need a reason as to why you should study Medicine, just know that the opportunities facing you are endless. A whole host of industries will eagerly welcome Medicine graduates because they will value your extensive subject knowledge and transferable skills.
A Medicine degree qualifies you for a role in healthcare, sciences, public health or research, but it also opens the door for alternative careers, whether that is in the UK or in Europe and beyond.
With a Medicine degree, you can:
- Work as a doctor in the Armed Forces
- Open your own private medical practice
- Become a medical manager
- Work in medical communications
- Become a higher education lecturer
- Join a public health team to keep the general population healthy and safe
- Become a research scientist
- Work in pharmaceutical sales
- Work as a forensic medical examiner
- Work as a medical writer or health journalist
- Work for a medical charity
- Work in sports and exercise medicine
- Work in medical relief work, to help people in emergencies and after natural disasters
- Become a medical advisor on television or for media outlets
- Become a medical-legal advisor
- Become a politician
Medical school interview tutoring
We have over 14 years of experience in mentoring, public speaking, and the medical school admissions process. We have helped thousands of aspiring medical students successfully enter the medical schools of their choice. Book a session with our medicine interview tutors.
Here are some examples of what our medical school interview mentors can help you with:
- Body language
- Rate & Tone
- Mirroring Posture
- Clarity of Articulation
- Minimising Jargon/Waffle
- How to use words you don’t understand
- Breaking bad news
- Communicating your thought process
- Active Listening
Lateral thinking / Problem solving:
This section deals with questions that seem unrelated and may cause you to fluster and lose your focus or train of thought. These are common reasons why students fail their interviews.
- Applied knowledge
- Curveball questions
- Difficult interview techniques
NHS & Hot Topics:
It is crucial for a medical applicant to have an understanding of the NHS and its structure. You may not know what you want to specialise in, but you should be aware of how GPs link to specialities, and understand the links between the public and private sectors.
- Infrastructure of NHS
- Pressures on NHS
- Privatisation / Funding
- Social Care & Equality
In this section, we tackle the hardest part of the interview – Medical Ethics. We help you integrate terminology such as the medical pillars and GMC Guidelines into your answers as well as showing you how to approach common ethical scenarios such as confidentiality, organ donation and abortion.
- The 4 Ethical Principles
- The 3 C’s: Confidentiality, consent and competency
- When to break each principle
- Religious beliefs and medicine
- Organ Donation
- Do not resuscitate
To see our full list of interview subjects we cover, click here.
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is one of the many forms of admissions tests that is used by a selection of Universities within the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
The A-levels needed for medicine studies are just one part of a very complex application process to secure a spot for studying. With less than 16% of applications to study medicine in 2022 resulting in an offered place, the application process is very highly competitive.
The UCAT is designed to support a strong academic record by testing various situational and skill-based areas that a student would need to possess to make it in the world of medicine naturally. The scoring is split across five categories which all make up individual parts of the test. These are:
- Verbal Reasoning
- Decision Making
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Abstract Reasoning
- Situational Judgement
You can access UCAT question banks on the UCAT website, which we have highlighted below:
- Verbal Reasoning Question Bank
- Decision-Making Question Bank
- Quantitative Reasoning Question Bank
- Abstract Reasoning Question Bank
- Situational Judgement Question Bank
Click here to access the UCAT practice tests on the UCAT website.
Choose from anywhere between 1 hour of UCAT tutoring to 20 hours, to help you unlock your full potential.
It doesn’t matter how far along you are in your Medicine journey– whether you are applying during your A-Levels, or if you have previously been rejected for Medicine and you need a higher UCAT score– our UCAT online course is sure to help!
Do’s and don’ts of a medicine interview
First of all, make notes on the things that you will want to share with your interviewer.
Here is a list of things you should do at your medical school interview:
- Wear smart, professional clothing.
- Stay calm and composed throughout the interview. It is normal to feel nervous, but your nerves will pass. Be present in the moment, ground yourself and breathe.
- Pause if you need a few seconds to process the interviewer’s questions.
- Ask the interviewer to repeat the question, if you didn’t hear it properly.
- Illustrate which aspects of the university’s Medicine programme appeal to you and explain why.
- Remember to reflect on the things you wrote in your Personal Statement. (E.g. your relevant work experience and what valuable skills you have gained.)
- Explain why you want to become a doctor and what your career ambitions are. (E.g. which speciality of Medicine do you want to specialise in? Why?)
Here is a list of things you should NOT do at your medical school interview:
- Do not wear casual, scruffy or untidy clothes.
- Do not rush your answers – instead, speak clearly and coherently.
- Don’t sound too rehearsed and robotic. The interviewer will ask you questions that you may not have heard before, so it requires quick thinking on your feet.
- Don’t exaggerate or lie about the books you have read or any work experience you have gained, as you may get caught out!
- There is no need to talk about your hobbies and interests if they are irrelevant to studying Medicine (e.g. if you enjoy binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy).
- Don’t just say “I don’t know” in response to the interviewer’s questions. Try to answer them as best as you can.
- In the end, after the interviewer asks you, ‘do you have any questions for me?’, don’t say ‘no’. Take this opportunity seriously to speak to the interviewer and ask questions about the Medicine programme or anything else that is relevant.
- Don’t just rant about the state of the NHS – your answers should be professional.
We understand that it can be easier to be taught rather than reading from a page, which is why we encourage you to take a look at our medicine interview sessions with our tutors.
Benefits of our medical school interview tutoring
When it comes to how to prepare for medicine interviews or a medical receptionist interview or any interview in the realm of medicinal studies and prospects, The Future Medic is here to help. We offer a range of packages in order to get you above and beyond the standards of medicine.
Do you struggle in interview scenarios? We offer interview coaching services with the option to choose the duration of your coaching, and the option of being coached by a medical education specialist doctor/ interview panellist, or our lead tutor, Dr Valeed Ghafoor.
The benefit of our coaching services are as followed:
- An increase in self-confidence
- A 97% average success rate with our previous users
- Guidance from a fully qualified UK doctor
- Help from a specialist in medical education
- 100,000 hours of UCAT tutoring experience
Our team at The Future Medic understand the responsibility to provide our country with the next generation of bright minds who will innovate, revolutionise and excel in the study of medicine.
That is why we have made it our mission to supply you with all the knowledge, skills and resources you could possibly need to enter this competitive yet rewarding field of expertise.
So what are you waiting for? To access the very best in medical school interview tutoring, head to our website now. Alternatively you can contact us directly, got a few more questions? Our blogpage may be able to help.