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Medical Interview Training

If you are NOT currently a MedEntry student, before you can purchase your medical interview training, you will need to register with MedEntry. See our FAQ – How do I register on the MedEntry site? 

  1. Log in to your MedEntry account
  2. On the My MedEntry page, click on the "MedEntry shop" icon
  3. Under the medical interview training packages, select the product of your choice and click "proceed"
  4. The next page will allow you to review the product you are purchasing and contains a link to the dates and locations of the medical interview training sessions. Click “add to cart”
  5. Your package has now been added to your cart.
  6. You can view your cart from here by clicking on “view cart”
  7. You can continue shopping by clicking on “products”
  8. Once you have placed all the products you wish to purchase in your cart, click “proceed”
  9. Please review the items you have placed in your cart.
  10. Click “checkout” to complete your purchase
  11. Please check your personal / billing information.
    1. If the information is correct, click “next”
    2. If the information is incorrect, please go back to the My MedEntry page, click “edit profile” and update your information
  12. Select your billing method, EFT, cheque, money order or credit/debit card. Click “next”
  13. Payment information
    1. If paying by EFT, cheque or money order, you will be given information on how to complete your payment
    2. If paying by credit/debit card, enter your card details when prompted
    3. Click “next”
  14. Terms and Conditions
    1. Please read through MedEntry’s Terms and Conditions and tick the box
    2. Once the box is ticked you will be able to click the “complete purchase” button to complete your purchase
  15. When you see a message "payment finished..." click the green button "click here to proceed ..."
  16. On the next page you will be given your order number. Once your payment is received you will be able to book a place in an interview training session

See FAQ – “How do I book a place in an interview training session”

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Most Universities in Australia use interviews as part of the entry criteria. 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 ATAR scores, study for the UCAT but do not prepare for the interview. Hence we find students who have perfect ATAR (99.95) and perfect UCAT (100%), but 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 raduates 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 most universities, your interview score will count for as much as your ATAR (33%). For some, its 40% and for some universities its much more important than your ATAR (interview score will contribute 80%) of your final ranking score. For two universties, interview score counts for 100%, once ATAR/UCAT thresholds are reached.

For one 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 get CSP rather than BMP place, 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 course 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 and mock interviews.

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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. There will also be mock interviews with more critical feedback than you will ever have received!

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

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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. 

 

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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 ATAR 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.

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

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Students with a diamond package have one medical interview training session included as part of their package. All other students will need to purchase one or more of our medical interview training packages through the MedEntry shop. Further information can be found on our Medical Interview training page.

  1. Log into My Medentry.
  2. On the My MedEntry home page, click on the interview training session icon
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  4. If you have any unused interview training session bookings, a button for each session will be available. Click a button to book a session.
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  6. Choose an interview training session.
  7. You will not be able to book into a session which has limited places remaining; in this case, please contact the MedEntry office.

     

  8. Confirm your booking.
  9. If you have received an interview offer, please enter the details. If you have booked an "Interstate Universities" session, please enter the university you would like training for. Any additional information you can include will help the lecturer to tailor the session.

     

  10. Once you have confirmed your booking, you will be able to review your booking(s) and change any session if required.
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A reminder email and SMS will be sent approximately two days prior to the session.

 

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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 for 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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