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Medicine Mock Interviews

At the start of November 54 Newman students took part in mock interviews with an educational charity in preparation for the interviews they may face as part of their university application process for Medicine, Dentistry or Vet Science courses.

The students, who are all in year 13 at Cardinal Newman, form the College’s Medical Society, which is made up of talented students who aspire to study Dentistry, Vet Science or Medicine at University. The medicine mock interviews were conducted as an MMI (multiple, mini interview), which is becoming the most common way for students to be interview when applying for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. Students need to be carefully prepared for the format and type of questions or tasks they will be given.

For several years, Cardinal Newman College has worked closely with the Oxfizz educational charity to run an MMI training event providing a complete two-hour simulation of the whole process. This year the students who took part in this event not only gained a great deal of insight into the structure and level of challenge of the MMI, they were also given highly detailed individual reports that provided feedback on their performance and advice on how to improve.

This event is just one of a number of ways that we support medical applicants at Cardinal Newman College and as a result, we have seen increasing numbers of students successfully gaining places with 31 in 2018.

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