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Medical Interview Training

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  2. Click on Shop -> View Available Products.
  3. Add an Interview Training Session to your cart.
  4. Select any additional addons and proceed to the checkout.
  5. Once your purchase is complete you will receive an email containing the purchase information and your order number.

If you have paid by Credit/Debit Card, you will be able to immediately book your place in any of the available Medical Interview Training sessions. If you have paid by any other method, you'll have to wait until your payment is confirmed.

Medical Interview Training session dates are usually posted in late August, early September after the UCAT.

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To find out the specific entry requirements for the course you are interested in, please contact the university directly.

For a general overview of which universities require an interview, please download our free university admissions information sheet from our free downloads page.

Note that all of MedEntry’s packages include a comprehensive University Admissions Guide.

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Interview training sessions start at 9:00 am (Registration between 9 am and 9:15 am) and finish approximately at 4:30 pm (it may finish later at 5 pm for some universities). 

Please ensure you arrive on time, as late arrival will cause disruption to the workshop.

Lunch is provided.

 

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Yes! Interviews are a crucial aspect of the selection process for entry into health science courses. In some universities, interviews are weighted at more than 50% of the total selection criteria. Most people focus on their GPA, study for the UCAT but do not prepare for the interview. Hence we find students who have perfect GPA/Y13 score and perfect UCAT (99%), are not being offered a place medicine. Such people go to the interview thinking its just a 'chat'. Chat may be, but its the most important chat that will change the course of your life!

There are many reasons some people do not train for interviews. These include:

  • being sucked in by the uni propaganda that you can't prepare (which is hypocritical since they train their graduates for job interviews)
  • fear being put on the spot in the training sessions (better that you get used to it!)
  • not knowing what they don't know
  • when it comes to personality tests, we all think we are awesome
  • thinking interview is just a chat
  • varying levels of motivation

However, knowledge of the types of questions asked, coaching on interview technique and enhanced communication skills can dramatically improve your performance. You should not go into an interview unprepared or not having an understanding of what you will be asked. If you do, you will be at a competitive disadvantage compared to those who are prepared for the interview.

For Auckland University, the interview counts for 25% of your final ranking score.

For most Australian universities, your interview score will count for as much as your GPA/Y13 score (33%). For some, its 40% and for some universities its much more important than your GPA (interview score will contribute 80%) of your final ranking score. For two universties, interview score counts for 100%, once GPA/UCAT thresholds are reached.

For Monash university, if you take a gap year, your interview score from previous year will be used: which means you get only one shot at interview! So doing well and obtaining the highest possible score in interview is of critical importance.

Even if you think you will get in without the training, there are several benefits of attending the MedEntry Interview training workshop. These include:

  • The psychological and other principles learnt at the MedEntry Interview Training workshop will also be useful hroughout your life for other interviews (job interviews, Internship/Registrar interviews etc).
  • Knowledge of the types of questions asked, the interview technique and enhanced communication skills can further your performance dramatically. You should not go into an interview unprepared or not having an understanding of what the interviewers are looking for, in your answers.
  • Its the only opportunity you will ever get to benchmark your interview performance against your peers
  • Its an opportunity to get feedback from experienced trainers, so you can improve further on your future interviews
  • Your interview score and hence yor entry ranking will improve further (so you may be posted at city rather than rural campus, even be offered a scholarship if the ranking is high enough)
  • You will never get honest feedback on your actual interview performance (for several reasons, including unis fearing being sued), so interview training is the only place to obtain honest and critical feedback
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The MedEntry Team has extensive interview expertise and knowledge of the types of questions likely to arise at each university, which we use to provide you with focussed training.

Our interview guide comes with all of our packages, or can be purchased separately. It is packed with information on interview technique, common themes in health science interviews and how to tackle specific questions that will be asked.

Students attending a UCAT workshop will have an afternoon of interview preparation to get them started. Remember, interviews cannot be 'crammed' for; you need to start thinking about them and developing skills early.

MedEntry also offers Medical Interview Training Sessions that are tailored to specific universities and courses, since each university has a unique interview style and set of questions. The session is a day-long program facilitated by an expert. It covers interview technique, specific questions likely to arise and strategies that can be used to answer them.

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Interview training sessions provide students with strategies and tips on how to succeed in medical or dental interviews. The sessions are tailored to the specific university/course for which the student has received an offer, enabling detailed discussion of the specific questions likely to arise at that interview.

The sessions are conducted in small groups, allowing personalised feedback and interaction to occur. An expert will facilitate the session and provide feedback on everything from interview technique to the intricacies of students' answers.

The training session is a day long program, and lunch will be provided.

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Please come to the venue by 8:30 am and you can enrol & pay (cash only) at the venue. You can do this even if the event is shown as "FULL".

For venue location, please see the FAQ: When and where are the medical interview training sessions held?

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The latest dates can be found at our medical interview training course page

You will be sent an email a couple of days prior to your MedEntry Interview Training workshops with exact details of the venue. They are usually conveniently located in the city or at a university. 

 

Examples of where they may be held at are:

Auckland: Auckland University

Dunedin: University of Otago

Sydney: University of Sydney

Melbourne: Monash University

Adelaide: University of Adelaide

Brisbane: University of Queensland

Perth: University of Western Australia

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Yes!

View the many student and parent endorsements of our interview training.

95% of students who have undergone our full training program have been successful in obtaining a place in one or more medical schools.

Psychometric and personality tests (such as the UCAT and interviews) rely on the fact that the candidates do not prepare, so testers/interviewers actively discourage the candidates from preparing. They do this by propagating various myths such as: preparation does not help; it will be a waste of resources; preparation may hinder your performance; interviewers are trained to pick up those who are coached; that there are some questions in the test/interview which are designed to detect if you try to second guess; it will work against you; it will disadvantage you; we can tell if you prepare etc. Accredited testers/interviewers know that such organisations go to great lengths to place fear in the candidates to ensure they do not prepare, precisely because preparation works!

If it is really true that you can't prepare for interviews, universities should have no objection to interview preparation (rather than actively discouraging students from preparing). Even if there is evidence that the answers come across is rehearsed, interviewers have to give you the benefit of the doubt (assume you are smart/motivated to prepare and think about the issues).

Since the best students with the highest/perfect UCAT and GPA/Y13 scores come to MedEntry Interview Training workshops, you will be learning, training and practising with the best.

 

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If you have to travel a long distance to attend the interview training because you are living in another city, state or country, you will find hotel/motel accommodation by searching on the internet. We are unable to advise on this matter.

However, BEFORE you make such travel arrangements, we strongly advise you to contact us and confirm that the interview training session that you intend to attend will in fact, be offered. Some interview training sessions may be cancelled since the running of such courses may be subject to minimum numbers.  In rare instances, some courses may be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

Unfortunately MedEntry will not accept any responsibility for any travel arrangements made, if you do not confirm with us beforehand.

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Purchasing either a Medical Interview Training Package (MIT) or the Diamond Package includes your attendance in a MIT Session.

For details on how to purchase, please refer to http://www.medentry.co.nz/faq/purchasing

Once you have purchased a package, click on the Bookings button to view your available bookings. Click through to select your workshop date.

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This is a myth promoted by universities to prevent you from preparing, because if you do prepare, their job becomes harder. 

If you believe this myth, try watching a stand-up comedy show by the same comedian two days in a row. You will see that the seemingly 'random' thoughts which pop into their heads, which makes their lines so funny, are exactly the same. They have been rehearsed and practised hundreds and perhaps thousands of times. No one would say that stand-up comedians come across as rehearsed! Jerry Seinfeld, for example, takes one line of delivery and works on it for days, polishing the intonation, delivery, pitch etc. Yet when he comes on stage, it seems natural.

MedEntry's Medical Interview Training Sessions are designed to help you prepare effectively for your interview and come across in a natural, genuine manner. 

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