Mock Interview with Feedback
Reading books, keeping up to date with the news, and rehearsing answers to common interview questions in front of your cat may be a helpful start to your preparation for Medical School interviews – but a mock interview is the best way to simulate the interview environment and assess your strong points and where you can improve your interview technique.
You can book an online mock interview with me (Dr Steph Ekins) in either a traditional or MMI style. You will have the opportunity to practice answering common interview questions as well as challenge yourself with thinking on the spot for unique questions. The mock interview will last approximately 30 minutes, and I aim to send you written feedback within 24 hours.
I would recommend waiting to book your mock interview until you know that you have definitely been invited to interview at one of the Medical Schools you applied to – this way I can tailor the mock interview style to be similar to the Medical School that you are interviewing at. It also means that the mock is relatively close to your real interview, so it is good preparation and the points for improvement will be fresh in your mind. Once you receive your invitation letter, try to book your mock interview promptly to give you the best choice of available dates and times.
Read what some of last year’s students said about the mock interview service:
“The mock interview has not only helped me develop confidence in myself but also allowed me to understand my flaws which I believe is something very important before an interview. The best part was that it gave feedback for everything separately and an overall idea of my performance. Responses were very fast even though I was in a completely different time zone. Steph did a really good job replicating a real interviewer and I loved how meticulous the feedback was. She is a really nice person and acted professionally just like a real interviewer.”— Pradipta Debnath
“The mock interview and feedback is an invaluable service for aspiring medics who do not have the support or provision to prepare for a medical school interview. The feedback provided is constructive with areas to further improve your knowledge with improvements that can be made prior to the interview. The best aspects were how efficient the service was provided, there were no issues in communication during the interview, Steph was very adaptable and understanding that I was quite nervous and made me feel at ease. I would definitely recommend the mock interview to a friend.”— Ayra Aslam
“The mock interview is an absolutely cardinal tool to have a few days prior to the interview as it allows you to perfect your answers, identify mistakes and correct them and overall become more confident in your demeanour. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interview coming up… the feedback is super-personalised to each individual, which is a great way to improve overall. The questions asked were very similar to those asked at real interviews. Also, the company helped me with extremely recent news about the NHS… which is great to mention at the interview to show that you keep up with what is relevant”— Meet Mehta
“The [mock] interview made me much more confident for my interview a few days later. I was more able to answer spontaneously and apply the feedback Steph gave me – improving my responses. The feedback allowed me to understand what I could do to further improve my answers – especially with role play. [The best part was] how friendly Steph was and the quick response to provide me with feedback… the feedback gave detail of stations which were asked, what I did well and what areas I can improve on. The feedback was detailed and accurate and was sent within 12 hours”— Abbas Khoja
“Steph was absolutely amazing! Extremely insightful and helped me avoid common errors that many candidates make. I think working with Steph is what got me into medical school!”— Anonymous
“Steph was incredibly friendly and genuine… she really wanted to help me in my interview skills and was a delight to work with!”— Anonymous
“Great, accurate mock interview with Steph, who is very friendly and quick to respond. Easy to organise and detailed, applicable feedback given promptly. Would definitely recommend to anyone applying to Medicine. Helped me prepare 2 days before my Manchester interview and I was able to do well in it. I realised the best possible thing a medical student can do to prepare for interviews is actually doing mocks. It helps you think on the spot for something you are not 100% prepared for or expecting.”— Anonymous
“Very quick, concise and comprehensive responses and information. Easy to understand instructions and very helpful post-mock, all the way up to the big day, with any questions or enquiries.”— Anonymous
“The interviews were very professional… together with the precise feedback offered I believe that I’m even more prepared for my interview.”— Anonymous