MedEntry

Trusted UCAT prep.

Presenting yourself in interviews

Interview-present-yourself

 

Many of you may be well into preparing for interviews. Practicing how to answer tough personal questions and scenarios are vital. However one aspect of doing an interview that people may not focus on is how to present yourself in front of the interviewer. Presentation is just as important as the content you say in an interview. Now you might be thinking, ‘there’s no way that’s true’ however let me put it in perspective for you. In an MMI, the interviewers are sitting in a room by themselves for an entire day asking many different students the same question/s over and over again. Every candidate is undoubtedly smart otherwise they wouldn’t be there and so the answers that the interviewers are receiving won’t be incredibly different to each other. As someone who went to many interviews, I don’t believe that it was my content that resulted in me getting offers from my top preferences, instead I believe it was the impression I made on the interviewers through my presentation.

First Impressions

Making a great first impression is critical! When you enter the room, the interviewers will immediately judge whether they can see you as a future doctor. Here’s a couple of things to make sure you do when you open that door:

  • Stand straight: This will portray confidence which is a key characteristic they look for in candidates
  • Have a smile on your face: it will make you come across as friendly and approachable.
  • Have a solid handshake: Make it firm and make sure you make eye contact during it.
When answering questions
  • Speak clearly: You need to make sure the interviewer can clearly hear you and understand what you’re saying
  • Modulate your voice: Speaking in a monotone voice is boring and the interviewer will lose interest in what you’re saying
  • Use your hands: Moving your hands when speaking may seem unnatural but it makes you come across as more creative and interesting. Therefore when practicing to answer questions, try force yourself to move your hands a little bit and eventually it will become normal for you.
  • Sit up straight: This shows respect and confidence
When leaving the interview
  • Thank the interviewer: This shows respect to the interviewer and is also a solid way to end the interview
  • Make sure you smile: This will leave a good last impression in the interviewers mind before they score you

These are all small things which add up to become quite significant in the interview. If you can perfect these little aspects of your interview technique, then you will set yourself up very well to get offers from universities.

 

Written by Vinay a 100th percentile student studying medicine at Monash University.

Where will I be able to sit UCAT?
How to answer the big question

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.medentry.edu.au/

Receive the latest UCAT news and tips in your inbox

Sign up for the MedEntry Newsletter

Speed Reading in UCAT Which Uni? UCAT Registration UCAT tips UCAT workshop UCAT & COVID lockdown UCAT VR Tips UCAT Test HPAT UCAT Skill Trainers Process of Elimination Probability Provisional Entry MedEntry Calculator UCAT 2021 Registration ucat tutoring Year 12 Graduate entry medicine UCAT Tips Applications Medical Entrance Psychometric tests UCAT Test Date Medicine at UNSW UCAT Percentile UCAT Preparation UCAT Calculator Situational Judgement Test UCAT Training UCAT Trainer UCAT Stress UCAT Online ucat secrets UCAT Health UCAT vs GAMSAT Multiple Choice UCAT Percentile Calculator Medical Schools LMS Update Resilience Verbal Reasoning Tips Medicine UCAT Prep Sample Interview Questions UCAT Forums UCAT TAC Application UCAT Preliminary Statistics News Medicine Application advice UCAT Experience MedEntry UCAT Workshop Pearson VUE 2020 UCAT Registrations UCAT Advice Bonded Medical Program Medical Interview Training Bond University Medicine Studying Medicine Interview Questions UCAT Coaching UCAT Preparation Courses UCAT Practice First year of Medicine UCAT advice Rural Students University fees UCAT Workshop USyd Medicine at Monash Active learning UCAT Situational Judgement Test UCAT Study UCAT Timing ucat guessing ucat mindset Medical Interview UCAT Tutor UCAT Question Bank UCAT ANZ 2021 UCAT 2020 Tips MMI UCAT Free Trial Future UCAT Students UCAT Abstract Reasoning UCAT 2020 Registrations UCAT 2019 Multistation Mini Interviews UCAT Anxiety Distributed Practice MedEntry LMS Forums UCAT Exam Tips Video Blog University Entrance Ethical Dilemma Questions Coronavirus Percentage questions ucat Decision making Charity Partner UCAT VR UCAT Video Guides Medicine at Sydney University LMS Updates Study Tips Forums UCAT exam UCAT Date MedEntry Skills Trainer Interview AR Trainer University Rankings UCAT App MedEntry LMS Update UCAT Venue mmi ethical dilemma Medicine preferencing UCAT speed reading UCAT Exam Experience UCAT Highest Results UCAT Registrations Careers Teachers HPAT Preparation mmi sample answer Charity Work Experience UCAT Course UCAT 2021 UCAT Results Sample MMI OLP Updates medical entry ucat tuition UCAT weekly classes Counting Problems UCAT 2020 UNSW English Free UCAT Practice Exam UCAT Test Tips UCAT Exam How to Use the UCAT Calculator GAMSAT Venn Diagrams UCAT Scores UCAT Booking MedEntry Community Page UCAT Memes ucat mindet UCAT Noteboard ucat motivation UCAT Test Venue UCAT Key Dates mmi sample question Time Management MedEntry Free Trial Free UCAT Prep Discrimination COVID-19 mmi scoring Bond Psychometric tests Medicine at Melbourne UCATSEN UCAT 2021 Results UCAT Books UCAT Practice Test

trhdtre tre