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Interview help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Medical School Interviews' started by Fateemah, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Fateemah

    Fateemah New Member

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    :confused::confused:

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    Hiya people,

    Im struggling with interview prep too!!
    Dont really know how to do it...talking is my weakest point...any tips...
    well im trying my best..reading medical news...had a couple of mocks...but i feel all of it is futile...can someone help me...im worried sick...also i have this weird feeling that this is my only chance at medschool and if i dont make it I can never do med again!!

    many thanks,
     
  2. TheTool

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    Have you tried looking at videos online of mock interviews. There are plenty of it on the web.
     
  3. EllieM

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    My best advice would be find other people at your school interested in medicine or similar, and set up a group where you can discuss ethics and developments, not only will this let you voice your opinions, it will give you broader scope of other opinions out there, as well as providing you with a support network. The more you voice your thoughts and answers, the more natural they'll sound, and the more you an assess what works well.
    Hope this helps, and if you really want to do medicine this isn't your only chance, you can re-apply next year as an undergrad, or go in a post grad. You seem generally worried, which makes me think it means a lot to you - don't give up!!
    Good luck Ex
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  4. Fateemah

    Fateemah New Member

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    Yes Ellie...it does mean a lot to me...I feel almost hopless at the moment...
     
  5. Fateemah

    Fateemah New Member

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    Sometimes I feel I can never be a Dr. :(
     
  6. musttryharder

    musttryharder New Member

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    You will have a huge number of challenges throughout medical training and your career. Interview is one of the first. Get online and look at videos, you're doing mocks which is awesome, do more!! Get everyone to interview you that you know til you become totally comfortable! There's some books as well. You're entering a career where you will have to talk to a lot of people about traumatic or person things - so you need to be able to talk.
    You can do it!!!!
     
  7. Fateemah

    Fateemah New Member

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    Hi
    thanks a lot for the encouragement.
    I do appreciate it :)
    yes I must try harder, im reading through an interview book right now.
    So hopefully eveything should be ok.
    By the way can I ask how is 1st year med at SGUL?

    Many thanks :)
     
  8. isa

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    Hey Fateemah,
    When is your interview and where?
    My advice to you is to know what the exact structure
    of your interview will be like. By this i mean
    that each medical school has a preferred structure.
    Some prefer just an short interview whilst others prefer
    to show you a short video followed by
    questions about the video and you ie your
    personal statement.
    There are certain questions which are common place in
    med school interviews, such as why med etc etc. have a set answer for these types of questions.
    know your personal statement inside out and
    think what kind of questions they may ask
    especially regarding any work shadowing etc.

    It's really not rocket science to be honest.
    Just be confident in yourself, it's all about image!
    Communication is key so try to practice as much as possible.
    Sit in front of the mirror and talk, look at your posture, look at the vibes you give off. You could try recording your
    answers and see how you sound, it'll help you improve
    your technique.

    Above all, they've seen something they like about
    you so you are off to a good start anyway! Let your
    talents, skills and personality shine through.

    You can do this!

    All the best x
     
  9. Fateemah

    Fateemah New Member

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    Hey thanks a lot for the advice and the encouragement. Erm, I have not got an interview yet, but was just wondering how can I start preparing for it early. Thanksk again :)
     
  10. jay-mob

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    I couldn't agree more with this, has been years since my interview, but it's dedication, persistence and showing that you are the person they should have in their medschool. It's all about how you can relate your experiences to skills in how it will help your to manage medical school life, how will you cope with stress, strenghts weaknesses. What set's you apart. What's your passion etc. Just check the usual buzzwords for any type of interview (hardworking, communication etc etc as in any job application), and relate it to your personal statement and interview.
     
  11. sv1009

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    I'm a grad and I have a medicine interview coming up! I got initially rejected from Aberdeen but they have since invited me for interview!!

    Does anyone have anyone have any advice on how to prepare for interviews from a Graduate perspective specifically? I don't want to blow this chance.
     
  12. Martigan

    Martigan Super Moderator

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    Keep calm.

    Know you reasons for wanting to study medicine, and why you are suited to medicine.

    Thick about what are the attributes and charismatics that make a good doctor, and how your prior experience demonstrates these characteristics.

    - Any one can claim to have good comms skills. but think of examples of where you have had to successfully demonstrate that!
     

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