Medical School Interviews: Will They Be Online or In-Person?

Hopefully, at this point, you’re starting to hear back from medical schools (but if you haven’t, don’t panic! There’s still plenty of time)! It’s always great to start preparing for interviews, whether they’re MMIs or panel interviews. Something that may be useful to keep in mind while preparing for those interviews is whether you’ll have to travel for them, or if you’ll be doing them virtually. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the new variants mean that a lot of schools have had to move their interviews to be conducted online instead.

Here’s a useful list of what medical schools have already announced whether their interviews will be face to face, or done virtually.

It’s important to remember that these could change depending on the pandemic situation, so keep a close eye on the interview section of the websites of the medical schools you applied to.

Make sure you take a look at our Guide To UK Medical School Interviews article to familiarize yourself with the different types of interviews that we’ll mention below!

Face-to-face (*as of 02/12/21)

  • University of Leeds School of Medicine: MMI, face to face
  • Edinburgh Medical School: MMI, face to face

 

Virtual interview

  • University of Aberdeen School of Medicine and Dentistry: MMI, conducted online
  • Anglia Ruskin University School of Medicine: MMI, conducted online
  • Aston University Medical School: MMI, conduced online
  • Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry: MMI, conducted online
  • University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences: MMI, conducted online
  • Brighton and Sussex Medical School: MMIs, conducted online (Zoom)
  • University of Bristol Medical School: MMIs, conducted online (Zoom)
  • University of Buckingham Medical School: Objective, Structured Selection Examination (OSSE), conducted online
  • University of Cambridge Medical School: 2 panels, conducted online (Zoom or Whereby)
  • Cardiff University School of Medicine: MMIs, conducted online
  • University of Dundee: Panel, conducted online
  • Edge Hill University Medical School: MMI, conducted online (MS Teams)
  • University of Exeter Medical School: MMI, conducted online
  • University of Glasgow Medical School: 2 panels, conducted online (Zoom)
  • Hull York Medical School: MMI, conducted online
  • Imperial College London Medical School: MMI, recorded and uploaded video answers online via specified platform
  • Keele University School of Medicine: Panel, conducted online
  • Kent and Medway Medical School: MMI, conducted online
  • Kings College London School of Medicine: MMI, conducted online
  • Lancaster University Medical School: MMI, conducted online (MS Teams )
  • University of Leicester Medical School: MMI, conducted online (Blackboard Collaborate)
  • University of Liverpool School of Medicine: format not yet released, conducted online
  • University of Manchester Medical School: MMI, conducted online
  • Newcastle University Medical School: MMI, conducted online (Zoom)
  • Norwich Medical School: MMI, conducted online
  • University of Nottingham School of Medicine (Lincoln, Derby, Nottingham): MMI, conducted online (MS Teams)
  • University of Oxford Medical School: Panel, conducted online (MS Teams)
  • Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry: MMI, conducted online
  • Queens University Belfast School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Biomedical Sciences: MMI, conducted online
  • University of Sheffield Medical School Medical School: Panel, conducted online
  • University of Southampton School of Medicine: Panel, conducted online
  • University of St Andrews School of Medicine: MMI, conducted online (MS Teams)
  • St George’s University Medical School: MMI, recorded and uploaded video answers
  • University of Sunderland: MMI, conducted online (MS Teams)
  • Swansea Medical School: Panel, conducted online
  • University of Central Lancashire Medical school: MMI, conducted online
  • University College London Medical School: Panel, conducted online
  • University of Warwick Medical school: MMIs, conducted online (Practique)
  • Brunel University London, Brunel Medical School: MMI, conducted online (Zoom)
  • Ulster University School of Medicine: MMI, conducted online

 

Additionally, if you would like to join the inner circle, where you can get regular 1-ON-1 guidance to help you get into your first choice medical school, you can apply here. Alternatively, you may want to consider our medical school interview course.

 

We hope this guide was helpful and we wish you the best of luck in your interview!

 

Written By Hiba Al-Bahrani