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?
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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: What is the exact location of my medical interview training session?
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.
If you have to travel a long distance to attend the MedEntry medical nterview training course 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 email us and confirm that the course that you intend to attend will in fact, proceed. Some medical interview training sessions may be cancelled since the running of such courses may be subject to minimum numbers or for scheduling/strategic reasons. In some 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.
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.
You will not be able to book into a session which has limited places remaining; in this case, please contact the MedEntry office.
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.
A reminder email and SMS will be sent approximately two days prior to the session.
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.