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Medicine at Anglia Ruskin Medical School & Interview Questions 2023

Overview of Anglia Ruskin Medical School


As a medical student at Anglia Ruskin Medicine, you’ll have use of our cutting-edge skills laboratories and cadaveric anatomy suite. Our experienced tutors include consultants, surgeons, nurses and GPs – and they’re joined by visiting clinicians from NHS Trusts. But you won’t just learn on campus. Placements start early and continue throughout your course. You’ll get experience in primary and acute care settings, and in specialist medical centres.


Course Structure for Anglia Ruskin University Medicine

In all five years of your medicine degree, you’ll have the chance to study specific areas through Student-Selected Components, go out on placement, explore anatomy and physiology, and dip into areas of medical specialism such as public health, palliative care and infection.

Anglia Ruskin Medicine Entry Requirements


5 GCSEs at Grade 6-9 (A*-B), including rrrr

A Levels


Must include Chemistry & Biology/ Chemistry/ Maths/ Physics Resit of AAA accepted within two academic years of application (should have AAB or BBB (Widening Access) first time round).


36 points minimum is accepted. 666 at Higher Level in Biology and/or Chemistry plus one other science and including Mathematics or English.

Scottish Higher

AAAAA at Higher Grade including Biology and/or Chemistry and another science subject. We will also require National 5 Grade B or above or GCSE grade C (4) or above in English Language, two science subjects and Maths.

Scottish Advanced

AAB from Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AA to come from Biology and/or Chemistry and another science subject. We will also require National 5 Grade B or above or GCSE in English Language and Maths.


Admission Tests for Anglia Ruskin Chelmsford



How Does Anglia Ruskin Medical School Look At The UCAT?

Anglia Ruskin UCAT Cut Off 2023 for 2024 Entry

There is no Anglia Ruskin UCAT cut-off score.

All candidates are ranked and a proportion is invited to interview. 

👉🏼 LOWEST  UCAT scores per year INVITED TO INTERVIEW [UK Students] ie UCAT Cut Off 2023:

  • UCAT 2023 Entry: 2640 (RUK), 2570 (if local student)

  • UCAT 2022 Entry: 2590

  • UCAT 2021 entry: 2410 (Average = 2595)

  • UCAT 2020 entry: 2430 (Average = 2606)

  • UCAT 2019 entry: 2440 (Average = 2612)

👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT scores per year INVITED TO INTERVIEW [UK Students]:

  • UCAT 2022 entry: 2748

  • UCAT 2021 entry: 2612

  • UCAT 2020 entry: 2605

👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT scores per year OFFERED a place [UK Students]:

  • UCAT 2022 entry: 2590

  • UCAT 2021 entry: 2380

  • UCAT 2020 entry: 2410 

👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT scores per year OFFERED a place [UK Students]:

  • UCAT 2022 entry: 2745

  • UCAT 2021 entry: 2613

  • UCAT 2020 entry: 2605 

LOWEST interviewed UCAT scores per year [Graduate Students]:

  • UCAT 2021 entry: 2410 (Average = 2580)

  • UCAT 2020 entry: 2530 (Average = 2651)

  • UCAT 2019 entry: 2590 (Average = 2691)

🚩 SJT Band 4 = automatic rejection.

UCAT Score Cut Off - 2024 Entry

Your UCAT Score will be ranked and shortlisted points allocated for living or studying up to one academic year prior to the time of your application in the East of England region, with further points for Essex. We will invite all the shortlisted applicants to interview.

Selection Process – 3 phases

  • Phase 1: Academic Screen - All applications are checked to ensure that they meet the minimum academic entry requirements.

  • Phase 2: Shortlisting - All applicants meeting the main academic entry requirements with predicted grades of AAA or WAMS applicants with a lower Conditional offer of ABB, will be ranked on their UCAT Score, with shortlisting points for living or studying in the East of England region, with further points for Essex.

  • Phase 3: Interviews (MMI) - After the interview, applicants will receive the University's decision via UCAS. All offers will have conditions of satisfactory DBS and Occupational Health checks attached to them.

NOTE: Extra points are allocated for living or studying up to one academic year prior to the time of your application in the East of England region, with further points for Essex.





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Course Information

Graduate Entry

There is no graduate entry programme. Applicants who have an undergraduate degree will start in Year 1 and will be required to complete all five years of the course. We recommend that applicants seek advice on funding prior to starting their application.



End Year 3 to study another undergraduate or postgraduate degree related to medicine.

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Work Experience for Anglia Ruskin Medicine

It is desirable for applicants to have undertaken work experience in the healthcare sector, whether that be shadowing, volunteering, paid-work or observing. Clinical and non-clinical experience are important, which could be in a nursing home, nursery, charities, voluntary organisations, pharmacy as well as GP surgeries and hospitals. The purpose of the work experience is to give you an insight in to the working day of a healthcare professional, to challenge any preconceptions that you may have and give you a realistic view of the job roles you wish to pursue.


Personal Statement for Anglia Ruskin Medical School

While we do not directly use your personal statement in the selection process, you should be prepared to discuss or use aspects of your statement at the MMIs.

We will be looking to understand your motivation to study medicine, your appreciation of the role and responsibilities of being a doctor, as well as evidence of any work experience you have undertaken to support your application. From your personal statement, we’ll be looking for realistic expectations of what studying medicine entails and that you fully understand the high level of commitment involved. We want to see that you have researched all the aspects of the course and subsequent roles and have a clear view of where you intend the degree to take you.

We are adhering to the Medical Schools Council (MSC) ‘Selecting for Excellence’ recommendations. The MSC also provides guidance on the personal qualities which are desirable in a prospective student. We strongly recommend that you read these documents before making your application.


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?



We are committed to widening access and to recruiting students who have aspirations to study medicine but are from under-represented and/or disadvantaged groups. We aim to support applicants through the application and selection process and have a ’Widening Access to Medicine Scheme’ (WAMS). Depending on the circumstances, applicants eligible for this programme may be offered a lower conditional offer at A Level of ABB.

After we receive your UCAS application, we will send you a WAMS ‘Eligibility Questionnaire’. We will give you a deadline to complete and return the Questionnaire to the Admissions Team, otherwise we will assume that none of the information applies to you and you will not be considered for WAMS.


The Scheme is only available to applicants that have

  • Home/EU student status* and are resident in the UK.

  • predicted grades that match or exceed the WAMS Conditional offer of ABB. o the English language requirements.

  • meet at least one of the ten WAMS eligibility criteria

  • The right to reside in the UK or permission to reside from the Home Office. 

In order to be considered for eligibility for WAMS, you need to meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria: 

  1. You are entitled to free school meals, Pupil Premium funding and/or discretionary school/college payments, which are directly linked to financial hardship. 

  2. You receive a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) at the 'enhanced' rate in either the 'daily living' and 'mobility' components, or the 'standard' rate in both components. 

  3. You have experienced local authority care for a period of longer than three months. 

  4. Your annual household income is below £42,875. 

  5. You are a person who has sole responsibility for the care, unpaid, of a person because they are ill, they have a disability, they are experiencing mental distress or they are affected by substance abuse. 

  6. You are a young person who is estranged from your family and you do not expect this situation to be reconciled. 

  7. You live in a neighbourhood which has a low progression rate to higher education (as determined by individual home postcode). 

  8. You attended a school at 16 where the percentage of 5 or more GCSE grades A-C (9-4) including English and Maths was below 35%. 

  9. You currently attend a school where the average points score per A Level entry is 20 or less. 

  10. You received a UCAT bursary.


Anglia Ruskin University Medicine Interview Questions 2023

Key Details

  • MMI Interview

  • In person (confirmed for 2023 entry)

  • Takes place on the Chelmsford Campus

  • 6 stations, each lasting 6 minutes

  • Expect 1 examiner per station, can be more

  • May have actors present for role plays

Interview Dates

Anglia Ruskin Medicine Interview Dates for 2023 Entry:

  • 5 - 9 December 2022

  • 12 - 13 December

  • 5 - 6 January 2023

  • 9 - 13 January 2023

  • 16 January 2023

Key Aspects

🎓 Anglia Ruskin Medicine Interview Questions & Topics 2023

MMI questions will test your preparation and motivation to study medicine. The object of the interviews is to assess your ability to respond spontaneously to various scenarios, without coaching. Areas that are tested will include:

  • communication skills

  • critical thinking

  • moral reasoning

  • teamwork and leadership

  • empathy

  • problem-solving

  • interpersonal skills

You'll be expected to answer questions or respond to scenarios candidly and to the best of your ability.

💯 Anglia Ruskin Medical Interview Questions Scoring in 2023

In every station, three key domains will be scored, each out of 5:

  • communication and interpersonal skills

  • initiative and problem-solving

  • personal integrity and moral reasoning

Each MMI station carries a maximum score of 15. The maximum score across six stations is 90.

Our interviewers will also give you a ‘Global Score’ which could be:

  • poor

  • unsatisfactory

  • satisfactory

  • good

  • excellent.

The score is not used as part of the ranking of candidates but provides further useful information in the event of needing a ‘tie-breaker’ decision. If a candidate is suspected of providing false information, it may result in immediate disqualification from your application being considered. Offers are based solely on MMI ranking, as all applicants who have reached this stage will be considered to be academically able to complete the course.

❓Anglia Ruskin Medical Interview Past Questions 2023

Please find below a list of suggested questions that could come up at your interview in 22/23 based on the information provided by the university. 

Motivation to study medicine

  1. Why medicine?

  2. Why Anglia Ruskin?

  3. What did you learn from your work experience?

  4. What do you know about the Anglia Ruskin Medicine course? How is it taught?

  5. Why do you think you will be well suited to this course?

  6. Talk us through your personal statement (common at Anglia Ruskin)

  7. Why medicine and not dentistry or nursing?

  8. Tell us about your volunteering

  9. What societies do you know that you could join at Anglia Ruskin?

  10. What are your hobbies?

  11. What are the negatives of a career in medicine?

Personal Insight

  1. Why should patients trust you?

  2. What are your best qualities?

  3. How do you manage stress?

  4. Give us an example of a time when you demonstrated resilience.

  5. Give us an example of a time when you demonstrated teamwork.

  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

  7. How do extra-curricular activities benefit you?

  8. How would your friends describe you?

  9. Tell us about an article that you have recently read.

  10. Should doctors always tell the truth?

NHS & Local Area

  1. What changes would you make to the NHS if you could?

  2. How would you manage a public health campaign?

  3. What are the NHS values and why are they important?

  4. What is it like to be a doctor?

  5. How do you deal with overpopulation?

  6. What do you know about the local area here in Anglia Ruskin?

  7. What are the biggest issues surrounding non-communicable diseases on a local, national and international level?

  8. What are the main challenges that face the NHS?

  9. How has COVID changed the way the NHS operates?

  10. What do you think are going to be the long-term consequences of COVID on the NHS?

  11. How does the healthcare system differ here compared to other areas in the UK?

Ethical Scenarios

  1. Understanding of the four pillars of medicine

  2. Understanding of the GMC’s good medical practice

  3. What is the debate surrounding euthanasia, should it be legalised?

  4. Who would you give this organ to? [Prioritisation]

  5. If you notice that a colleague has turned up to work drunk, what would you do?

  6. Who can you escalate concerns to within a hospital?

MMI Specific Stations

  1. Role play: breaking bad news

  2. Role play: explain to someone how to draw this picture

  3. Data interpretation: draw this graph

  4. Talk us through this article

  5. Role play: explain to someone how to tie shoelaces

🗣️ Anglia Ruskin Medicine Interview Tips 2023

  1. Make sure that you know your personal statement - in the past, this has been a common source of questions for one of the stations at the Anglia Ruskin MMI Interview. Be prepared to talk about any aspect of your medical personal statement. E.g. if you mentioned the EPQ - make sure you can talk about this in some detail, be able to talk about what you learnt about and maybe even the implications of research on clinical medicine.

  2. Have examples ready to use: many of the questions asked at Anglia Ruskin are example-based, ie, they require you to draw on certain examples from your personal life, medical work experience and medical volunteering to help make key points that the selectors are looking for. As such, it is paramount that you spend time learning about these examples and thinking about different scenarios that you can use at the interview. It is helpful if these scenarios are malleable and can be applied to a number of different questions e.g. being a football captain, deputy head girl or playing in the school orchestra.

  3. Personal Attributes - Anglia Ruskin is very likely to ask you about personal attributes during the MMI interview. As such it is paramount that you go through and learn these. Check out our 420+ interview question and answer guide for dealing with such interview questions. 

  4. Know the doctor training pathway: this is useful to draw into answers to show awareness about the career in medicine - and demonstrates that you have a considered approach, fortunately, we have a guide to the NHS and the doctor’s training pathway in 2023 here.

  5. Read the MMI instructions carefully - you get enough time to read the instructions provided before the MMI station. Make sure that you don’t miss anything from this. Try and plan how you will structure your answer thereafter in the reading time that you get. Therefore it is really important that you practice MMI questions and ensure that you think about your structure for as many questions as possible before your interview.

  6. MMI Stations - remember that each MMI station at Anglia Ruskin is independent of the other. Therefore it is paramount that you try to treat them as such, if you have a bad station, try to forget about it and reset for the next station, this gives you the best chance of scoring well overall. Read our ultimate guide to preparing for medicine MMIs here.

  7. Know the Anglia Ruskin Course - we would always recommend doing this for every university that you plan to apply to. It is paramount that you know about the different topics covered each year. How does this differ from other universities? What is their policy on intercalation? Have you any idea about what you would plan to intercalate in at Anglia Ruskin? Remember there is very early clinical exposure at Anglia Ruskin - this can be an advantage!

  8. Know the local area - Anglia Ruskin is a diverse region of England, with a number of local factors and diseases that differentiate the Anglia Ruskin region from the rest of England. Ensure that you research both communicable and non-communicable diseases in the area. How might this impact healthcare provision in the area?

  9. Reflect Well - the Anglia Ruskin Medicine selectors love reflection, make sure that you are good at not just stating what you have learnt, but also how this helped and what you benefitted from, and what you will carry forward about this at medical school and in clinical medicine. This is especially true when reflecting on your medical work experience during the medicine interview.

  10. Practice Role Plays: Role plays are unique to medicine MMI interviews as they do not tend to occur in panel interviews. The only way to ace these stations is to practice! There are so many different medicine role-play scenarios that can come up, such as breaking bad news in the medicine interview, it is paramount that you read about tips for answering role-play scenarios. You might want to also consider practising this with a medicine interview tutor, or booking a 1-1 online mock interview.

  11. Don’t over-rehearse - this is a common theme amongst interview students and is very obvious to a trained examiner. As such, we would recommend focusing on the structure of your answer, and then naturally letting it flow when speaking to the answers, concentrating on the delivery of your interview answers. Read about our top tips for medicine interviews here. If you are struggling with this, consider booking sessions with an expert medicine interview tutor.

  12. Learn about the non-academic societies at Anglia Ruskin - this is really important and might augment your Why Medicine question as well as help you formulate an answer to how you will contribute to life at Anglia Ruskin University. Spend time on their website, or looking at their Instagram for ideas about societies that you could think about joining.

  13. Learn Medical Ethics & NHS Hot Topics - it is extremely likely that you will be asked about medical ethics at a medicine interview at Anglia Ruskin, so there is no excuse not to brush up on your knowledge on these topics, especially the four pillars of medical ethics. Learn how to provide a balanced argument on this. Check out some of our free articles on NHS Hot Topics here. It is good if you have an opinion on them, as long as you present a balanced and well-reasoned argument, ultimately, which side you choose does not matter, but is helpful to have. Check out our bank of 200+ medicine interview questions.

  14. Learn the NHS Core Values - This can be drawn into different answers about personal qualities or qualities of a doctor, which has formed a feature of stations in the past, and a good understanding of these core values will help you stand out against others. It is important to know about the NHS in general for your medical interviews - read our article here on this.

  15. Good Medical Practice - Anglia Ruskin also puts emphasis on knowing the values and qualities of a good doctor, which can be found in this document and are likely to come up at the interview in the MMI stations. This is universal to many universities, and something that we always recommend students cover during their medicine interview preparation.

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Call: 01245 686868

Due to the early clinical contact in the first months of the course, students must be a minimum of 18 years of age by 1 November, in the year their course starts. Applicants who apply but would be under 18 by 1 November will be advised to reapply for the following year.

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