Which Medical Schools are Conducting Online Interviews for 2021 Entry?

Which Medical Schools are Conducting Online Interviews for 2021 Entry?

1 year ago by Stan

With the current COVID-19 / coronavirus restrictions, universities are moving from in person interviews to an online ‘virtual’ style interview. The medical interview will take place on platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft teams or Blackboard collaborate. So, what have specific medical schools said about the process? Read on!

It is important to note that in a normal year very little information is given by medical schools regarding the medical interview process. Furthermore, unless specified, the style of interview may change from last year. For example, just because last year a particular medical school held an MMI style interview, does not necessarily mean that it will be the same this year.

The following Medical Schools have confirmed that they will be offering online medical interviews but have as yet provided no details regarding the interview process:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Barts Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Dundee (Blackboard collaborate)
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Glasgow
  • King’s College London
  • Leicester Medical School
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Southampton
  • Andrews (Microsoft Teams)
  • George’s, University of London
  • Swansea University (Zoom)
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Warwick
  • UCL

The following Medical Schools have confirmed that they will be running MMI style online interviews:

  • Aston University (Zoom)
  • Brunel University
  • Brighton & Sussex Medical School (Zoom)
  • University of Buckingham
  • University of Cardiff
  • University of Exeter
  • Hull York Medical School
  • University of Sunderland (Microsoft Teams)

A few Medical Schools have provided further details regarding the online interview process. These are outlined below:

  • Anglia Ruskin University Medical School will use an online MMI format with a ‘preparation session’ a week before the interview to ensure connection and system familiarity
  • University of Birmingham Medical School will interview online in an ‘updated MMI format’ - refer to the university’s website for more details
  • University of Cambridge Medical School has stated that they do not require travel to Cambridge in December, but no confirmation has been made that medical interviews will be held online
  • Kent and Medway Medical School has a preference for in-person MMIs in 2021, but will offer virtual MMIs and will shift to a virtual system depending on the COVID-19 situation
  • University of Edinburgh Medical School will use an online format of the medical interview used last year: three interview stations and a group exercise.
  • Imperial College London Medical School will offer online interviews in a format as close as possible to MMIs
  • Keele University Medical School states that the online interview process will consist of ‘two separate 15-minute interviews; you will have two interviewers in each of the 15-minute interviews, so you will be interviewed by four different people.’
  • University of Plymouth Medical School will move interviews online ‘away from the standard Multiple Mini Interview format’
  • University of Sheffield Medical School has confirmed that medical interviews will take place online. Last year Sheffield used an MMI interview format, however this year an online panel-based interview will be used instead.

The following Medical Schools have not yet made a decision regarding whether medical interviews will run online (or the information is not yet available):

  • University of Leeds
  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Lincoln
  • Queens University Belfast
  • Lancaster University

We hope you found this blog useful. Stay tuned for our next blog on tips for online interviews!

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