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    Interview Question Bank

    My interview was last January and these are the questions I had:

    Have you enjoyed you degree so far?
    What have you got from it?
    What is your 3rd year project about?
    Why Cardiff?
    What did you do on work experience at hospital?
    What work do you do in the community? (questions around this subject)
    I see you've attended the course at Nottingham (medlink) what did you get out of that?
    What team building skills did you do (at medlink)?
    you like motor racing (I follow F1)? tell me about that... (questioning around that)
    what country would you like to go to most? (personal statement)
    Why is your email address as it is? (hmmmm weird question but I wasn't going to quibble!.. mine is a bit weird though... my nickname at school...)
    would I get a 2i in my degree? was I confident of getting one?
    And how would I finance myself as it was my 2nd degree?
    any q's?

    I found it quite nice, and the panel were lovely. Consequently - here I am!

    Best of luck to you!

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    I had the following as was a grad

    Why Cardiff?
    Do you still sing / write music
    Could you perform an abortion and if not what would you do
    Do you think mapping the human genome is a good idea
    How is playing rugby any use to this med school
    Tell me about your travels abroad
    What do you think of the NHS bed crisis?
    And basically lots and lots of general questions about what I thought about life and how was I going to fund the degree
    Id rather be a tiger for a day than a sheep for life

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    <Thread Split as it went off topic>

    See Andy 'C-S'!

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    How did you first hear about the university?
    Why a Dr. and not a nurse?
    Do you know what the field is really like, besides the 'romantic' view of helping people? :evil:
    Do you read any magazines/newspapers related to health issues?
    What things did you find surprising upon living in the UK? (cuz I'm an international student).
    What did you do to prove to yourself that you have the right idea of doctors' lives?
    What would you do if you were the Minister of Health in the UK? In your country?
    How are children in the UK different from children in your country? (Cuz I mentioned that I worked in a nursery.)
    Any recent health-related news that caught your attention?
    Did anyone try to put you down when you've decided to study medicine?

    They asked a couple of questions about cloning and antibiotics, but that was only because I brought them up first.

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    Do you like Swansea?
    What do you like about it?
    What do you do to relax?
    Can you work in a team?
    Give me an example of where you work in a team.
    What makes a good doctor?
    If a patient died due to your negligence how would you cope?
    Give me a current medical issue you find interesting and explain why?
    Why do people in aeroplanes suffer from Deep Vein Thrombosis from being still in one position, yet this doesn't affect people when they are asleep despite being in the same position for hours?
    Why medicine now? (I'm a mature student)
    Is it important to be honest?
    Why?
    Under what circumsances would it be acceptable to lie?
    What do you want to specialise in?
    Why?
    How would I make a patient feel less scared?

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    If you could be anyone from history, who would you be? Why?

    Tell me about one particular patient you have worked with, what did you learn about them?

    Those were the two that took me by surprise a bit- not sure how well i covered myself :? The rest were obvious ones to be expected or stuff from my ucas form.

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    The question about deep vein thrombosis - can anyone tell me the answer ! Thanks. ops:

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    DVT can be caused by restricting the flow of venus blood. When lying down there is no restriction to blood fllow, but when limbs are bent there is restriction that can develop into a thrombosis (clot). This is because blood clots under two conditions. !) when exposed to air. 2) when acted on mechanically. It is the mechanical action on the blood caused by restriction in its flow that caused the thrombosis. Much like the clot that occurs in the heart during a Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

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    just had my cardff interview,

    1. why medicine?
    2. in your personal statement you mention attending ethics conferences, can you give me an exaple of an ethical issue you encountered during your work experience?
    3. what are your views on euthanasia?
    4. have you kept up to date with the problems with euthanasia in holland?5. tell me more about your work experience
    6. Has the study of sign language helped you to communicate with non-deaf people?
    7. How did you arrange your voluntary work in zambia? tell me more about it
    8. What can you tell me about AIDS in africa?
    9. What have you learnt from your voluntary work?
    10. you call yourself a 'natural leader', what exactly is an unnatural leader?
    11. Do you have any questions?

    So nothing too difficult, but it seemed as if they couldnt wait to get me out of the room again, they kept glancing at their watches and sighing. eek!
    Living alone in a jar never gets you very far

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    Had my interview on 2nd March.

    Did you get over to Cardiff all right? (as I was coming from Belfast)
    What do you think of Cardiff so far?
    Have you ever been before?
    Why are you studying History?
    What makes a good doctor?
    Do you think a doctor's enthusiasm wanes over time?
    How would you cope with a patient dying?
    How do you relax?
    Do doctors always get it right?
    Have you discussed any medical issues in your Debating Society or Newspaper?
    "We're not interested in your personal views on medical ethical issues but what do you think is important when dealing with medical ethical issues?"
    Give an example of when you worked in a team and when you worked as a team leader.
    Did anyone during your work experience inspire you?
    Did anyone try to put you off doing medicine?
    What will you do if your application is unsuccessful?

    Now that I've written them all down they look like loads, but it didn't feel like it at the time. I was in for over 20 minutes, so I hope that's a good sign.

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