Leicester Medical School

Interviews

All applications will be ranked using the combined score for academic achievement and the UCAT. The highest-ranked applicants will be invited for interview. The lowest-ranked applicants will not be considered further.

We will begin sending out interview invitations by email in late November and this will be an ongoing process until mid-February. Emails will be sent from medoffice@le.ac.uk - please check that our emails are not arriving in your junk mail folder!

Our interviews take place online. We use the multiple mini-interview (MMI) style - consisting of a number of individual mini-interviews (or 'stations') which will assess your:

  • Motivation to study medicine and genuine interest in the medical profession
  • Insight into your own strengths and weaknesses
  • Ability to reflect on your own work
  • Personal organisation
  • Academic ability
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty
  • Ability to manage risk and deal effectively with problems
  • Ability to take responsibility for your own actions
  • Conscientiousness
  • Insight into your own health
  • Communication skills, including reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Ability to treat people with compassion, respect and dignity
  • Resilience and the ability to deal with difficult situations
  • Empathy and the ability to care for others
  • Honesty
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Ethical judgement

Each station will be scored and you will be ranked on the basis of those scores. Where two or more applicants are equally ranked, your UCAS form score may be used as a tie-breaker.

We regularly review our interview process and hence do not endorse and cannot recommend any interview courses.

Dates of interviews

Interviews will normally take place between December and February. The dates of interviews for the 2023 entry cycle are as follows:

  • 8 -16 December 2022 (A100)
  • 5 - 13 January 2023 (A100)
  • 9 - 17 February 2023 (A100 and A199)

Please note: If applicants cannot attend any of the interview dates offered then please do contact us immediately. However, we may not be able to offer any alternative dates, nor be able to reschedule.

NB. We reserve the right to alter our interview dates if other circumstances necessitate this.

Decision

After your interview, each of your stations will be scored and you will be ranked on the basis of these scores. Your UCAS form may also be examined by our selectors. On the basis of the thorough consideration of these, one of three decisions will be made:

  • Offer (this will be conditional if you have not yet received your A-level or equivalent results)
  • Hold (the decision about whether to make you an offer will be made once our position is clearer)
  • Reject

We will endeavour to send out decisions as soon as possible following interview, but please be mindful that our interview process spans a number of weeks, and there are a fixed number of places on the course. The timing of offers can therefore vary from early January to mid-May. If you do not hear from us immediately after your interview, this does not necessarily mean you have been rejected.

Statistics

For the A100 Medicine MBChB course we expect to interview around 1000 plus UK applicants and about 100 international applicants, in order to make approximately 850 offers for the 290 places available (272 home including EU with settled or pre-settled status and 18 international, including EU students who do not have settled or pre-settled status in the UK).

For the A199 Medicine with Foundation Year MBChB course we expect to interview around 140 applicants for 35 places.

Disabilities, special needs and medical conditions

If you have a disability, special need (such as dyslexia) or relevant medical condition, you should enter the relevant disability code on your UCAS application, or inform us in writing immediately after submitting your application. This will enable us to make any reasonable adjustments to the interview process.

Due to the way MMIs operate, reasonable adjustments normally take the form of adjusted paperwork, rather than additional time. Adjustment will only be made after full consideration by the admissions tutors and where we think it is relevant to the condition and task.

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