Medicine at Edge Hill Medical School & Interview Questions 2023
Overview of Edge Hill Medical School
This five-year programme enables you to gain a Primary Medical Qualification and to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council. With a focus on developing future doctors who have patient safety, reflection and professionalism at the core of their practice, the MBChB involves early and extensive clinical placements with a focus on community and mental health care settings, as well as exposure to medicine, surgery and a range of hospital specialities.
Edge hill University Medicine Course Structure
Focuses on the life sciences, with an emphasis on the normal structure and function of the whole human body
You will gain an increased understanding of illness and wellbeing and more clinical exposure (including general practices and hospitals).
Provides an insight into care for specific patient groups in hospital and community settings.
Primary and Secondary Interface. You will also reflect on the relationship between primary and secondary care and consider where it is most appropriate to treat patients in a range of different circumstances.
It will include student assistantships, a specialist placement and a focus on acute medicine.
Edge HIll Medicine Entry Requirements
Grade 6 (B) in Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics.
GCSE Double Science Awards, at Grades 6-6 or B-B or above.
Must include Chemistry & Biology If A* in Biology/Chemistry, 3rd subject can be a B
36 points or more to include three subjects at higher level, with at least 6 points in Biology, 6 points in Chemistry and one other subject, plus three further subjects at standard level with a minimum of 5 points each;
AAAAB or above taken in a single sitting and including Biology, Chemistry and three other subjects;
AAA in Biology, Chemistry and one other subject
Edge Hill University Medicine Admission Tests
How Does Edge Hill Medical School Look At The UCAT?
Edge Hill UCAT Cut Off 2023 for 2024 Entry
Applicants who meet the UCAT threshold will be invited to interview. No clear guidance as to what this threshold is. All candidates are ranked according to their UCAT score, and then a threshold is applied.
👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT Score INVITED TO INTERVIEW at Edge Hill:
2023 Entry: 2610
2022 Entry: 2600
2021 Entry: 2440
👉🏼 MEDIAN UCAT Score INVITED TO INTERVIEW at Edge Hill:
2023 entry: 2720
2022 entry: 2700
👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT Score INVITED TO INTERVIEW at Edge Hill:
2023 Entry: 2748
2022 Entry: 2725
2021 Entry: 2661
Stage 1: Application screening against the standard academic criteria
All applications will be screened to determine whether they meet the standard academic criteria. Applications which do not meet the minimum eligibility and academic criteria will not be progressed to the next stage.
Stage 2: UCAT ranking
Applicants who meet the minimum academic criteria will be ranked according to their UCAT scores. A UCAT threshold will be set depending on the number of interviews to be held.
Applicants who meet the UCAT threshold will be invited to interview. The UCAT threshold set by the University may differ from year to year as it is dependent on the scores achieved by those who apply to us in each admissions cycle. Any candidate scoring within band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test will be automatically rejected.
The UCAT threshold will be extended for candidates who meet specific widening participation criteria or have successfully completed the Widening Access to Medicine Programme at Edge Hill University.
Stage 3: Interview
All candidates who progress from stage 2 will be required to attend interview. Interviews for September 2023 entry will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams.
🚩 SJT Band 4 = rejection.
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Edge Hill University Medical School Work Experience
It is not stated whether the university look for work experience or not. However it is preferred to have a commitment to Medicine by showing an interest.
Edge Hill Medical School Personal Statement
The university likes students to show a caring and empathetic nature with a wide range of qualities suitable for a career in Medicine.
The personal statement and reference will be used to allow us to distinguish between borderline applicants.
Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?
A good option for students who live in the North West of England with potential. If you meet a specific set of widening participation criteria and grades, you may be able to join a six-year integrated version of this programme, MBChB Medicine with Foundation Year, where you will complete a Foundation Year before progressing onto the MBChB Medicine degree (if you meet requirements)
A Levels: BBB inc. biology and chemistry
GCSEs: You will also need at least five GCSEs at Grade B or Grade 6 or above (or equivalent) at the time of application, including Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics. GCSE Double Science Awards, at Grades 6-6 or B-B or above, will also be accepted in lieu of separate GCSEs in Biology and Chemistry.
Edge Hill Medical School Interview Questions 2023
Online (confirmed for 2023 entry)
7 MMI stations - split into 5 questions in part 1, and then 2 questions in part 2
Each question is 5 minutes long, with 2 minutes of thinking time before each station
Edge Hill Medical School interviewed students at the end of January. Results will be conveyed once everyone has been interviewed.
🎓 Edge Hill Medicine Interview Questions & Topics 2023
The interview will take the form of Mini Multiple Interviews (MMI) which will assess the following (mapped onto good medical practice):
Understanding and motivation for wanting to join the MBChB programme at Edge Hill University.
Verbal communication skills.
Empathy and compassion.
Awareness of current health challenges.
Awareness of self and others.
Interpretation of data.
💯 Edge Hill Medical Interview Questions Scoring 2023
A score will be given for performance at each MMI station and individual scores combined. Applicants will be ranked according to their overall MMI score and offers made to the top students.
Offers will be made to candidates who have the highest combined scores subject to satisfactory references. The personal statement and reference will be used to allow us to distinguish between borderline applicants.
❓ Edge Hill Medical Interview Past Questions 2023 & Likely Topics
Please find below a list of suggested questions that could come up at your interview this year, created by our team to help guide your preparation.
Motivation to study medicine
Why Edge Hill?
What did you learn from your work experience?
What qualities of a doctor did you see from your work experience?
What do you know about the Edge Hill Medicine course? How is it taught?
Why do you think you will be well suited to this course?
Why medicine and not dentistry or nursing?
Tell us about your volunteering
What are your hobbies?
What are the negatives of a career in medicine?
What other subjects other than medicine does a doctor need to be proficient at?
How will you contribute to Edge Hill medical school?
Edge Hill is a relatively new medical school, is this a good thing?
Why should patients trust you?
What are your best qualities?
How do you manage stress?
Can you provide us with an example of a time when you demonstrated resilience?
Give us an example of a time when you demonstrated teamwork.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What are the key strengths and weaknesses of doctors?
How would your friends describe you?
Why is diversity important in the medical profession?
Tell us about an article that you have recently read.
What is the training pathway of a doctor after studying at Edge Hill medical school?
NHS & Local Area
What are the NHS values and why are they important?
What is it like to be a doctor?
How do you deal with overpopulation?
What do you know about the local area here in Edge Hill?
What are the main challenges that face the NHS?
How has COVID changed the way the NHS operates?
What do you think are going to be the long-term consequences of COVID on the NHS?
How does the healthcare system differ here compared to other areas in the UK?
Understanding of the four ethical principles
Understanding of the GMC’s good medical practice
What is the debate surrounding euthanasia, should it be legalised?
Who would you give this organ to? [Prioritisation]
If you notice that a colleague has turned up to work drunk, what would you do?
Who can you escalate concerns to within a hospital?
What is the role of empathy in medicine?
Should the NHS fund IVF treatment?
What do you believe about euthanasia?
Tell us about an article that you have recently read
Role play: Interacting with an upset patient
Role play: breaking bad news
Role play: explain to someone how to draw this picture
🗣️ Edge Hill Medicine Interview Tips 2023
Have examples ready to use: many of the questions asked at Edge Hill 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.
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.
MMI Stations - remember that each MMI station at Edge Hill 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.
Reflect Well - the Edge Hill 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.
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.
Know the local area - Edge Hill is a diverse region situated in England, with a number of local factors and diseases that is different from the rest of the UK. Ensure that you research both communicable and non-communicable diseases in the area. How might this impact healthcare provision in the area?
Know the Edge Hill Course - Edge Hill has a unique course, make sure that you know what is unique about it, and how this might help you become an even better medical student. As a new university, Edge hill has aspects of its course that are specific to it, like the method of early integration with clinical exposure, and the new buildings - knowing about these will help augment your interview answers.
Data Interpretation - make sure that you practice these questions, as they come up every year at Edge Hill. Make sure that you are familiar with reading graphs and tables, and are able to relate them to clinical medicine, with an explanation of the consequences of the statistics shown. We have worked examples to data interpretation questions here.
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.
Learn about the non-academic societies at Edge Hill - 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 Edge Hill University.
Learn Medical Ethics & NHS Hot Topics - it is extremely likely that you will be asked about medical ethics at a medicine interview at Edge Hill, 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.
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.
Good Medical Practice - Edge Hill 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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Edge Hill Medical School Contact Details
Address: Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Lancashire, L39 4QP
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