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The University Of New South Wales Medicine Interview Questions

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New South Wales Medicine Interview Format (Historically)

The University of New South Wales holds a semi-structured panel interview to select its students. The interview is 40 minutes in length and is conducted by two interviewers drawn from academic staff, medical practitioners and community representatives. It covers a wide range of relevant issues and assesses candidates against the following six proficiencies:

  • Communication skills,
  • Motivation,
  • Empathy
  • Self-awareness,
  • Responding to diversity
  • Ability to cope with uncertainty 

Key Dates

​Interviews generally take place in December and January, although exact dates may vary.

New South Wales Medicine Key Application & Interview Statistics

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Before the Interview

  • Consider the importance of any work experience and volunteer work you have undertaken.
  • Reflect on your medical experiences to date.
  • Consider your stance on topical issues; especially those of an ethical nature and/or those that addressed in recent headlines.
  • Be able to verbalise your purpose for studying medicine and what makes you want to study specifically at the University of New South Wales.
  • Research the course offered by the University of New South Wales and its unique aspects. For example, the early hands-on learning, the independent learning project (ILP) year etc.
  • Know in depth what is stated on your application, and be able to confidently expand on this. Interviewers will have this in front of them and will often quote what you have said and ask you to elaborate. 
  • Be prepared to discuss aspects of your life that are “non-medical”, thus demonstrating that you are a “well rounded” candidate. 

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The University Of New South Wales Medicine Past MMI Stations & Interview Questions

  • Why would you like to study medicine at the University of New South Wales?
  • How have your work and voluntary experiences affected your perception of Medicine and how will these experiences make you a better health professional?
  • In your work experiences did you see any difference between the city based and rural experiences? Were there any disparities in the care provided?
  • Describe your personal experiences with the healthcare system due to your own, or a family member’s, or close friend’s illness. Analyse the standard of healthcare you saw them experience? How has this experience shaped what is important to patient care and the type of doctor you want to be?
  • How have you demonstrated teamwork?
  • What hobbies do you have that have allowed you to demonstrate leadership? How will these experiences improve you as a future doctor? 

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