What makes a good doctor? How will you contribute to our university? Why medicine? What did you learn from your work experience? The ability to provide compelling answers in the medicine interview to questions like these is the difference between being offered a place and being rejected. The Medicine Interview book is an up-to-date (for 2013-2014 applicants) review of the most common questions, with full answers and pointers on what the interviewers are looking for. This book contains over 300 pages of questions, with points to get across and full examples on answering the questions. Example questions: What makes you a good doctor? To answer this question, you need to know what qualities are necessary for a doctor to have. Most medical schools have a list of qualities they expect doctors, and therefore medical students to have. This can usually be found on their school of medicine website or in the prospectus so it is worth having a look through that list. When answering personality-based questions such as this, rather than just listing qualities, pick two or three and provide evidence that you possess these skills. "First and foremost I believe I would be a good doctor because I have a strong interest in both science and people. I have had an interest in science early on at school, and it was this interest that lead to me studying Chemistry and Biology at A level. During Human Biology lessons I found I always wanted to know the reason why things went wrong in the body during disease, and it was this questioning that really fired my interest in the human body. Since I have been old enough to have a job, I have always had a job which involved lots of interaction with the public, especially children. Through both paid and volunteer work I have worked with people of all ages, through my work at a Care home, a nursery nurse assistant, a math's and science tutor, as a waitress and a retail assistant. The aspect I always enjoyed the most was talking to people. I feel my passion for people and for science, twinned with my good communication skills, provide a excellent foundation, which if built upon appropriately would make me a good doctor." What person(s) has had the biggest positive impact on you? This can be a personal question, however, it is a good opportunity to appreciate someone who has either inspired you through their words or actions as a role model, or someone who has directly contributed to your schooling or extra-curricular activities. Highlight the things you have learnt from them or how they have had an impact on your life. Finally, talk about how you have taken it on board or how this impact will develop you as a person. "My coach at my football club, Ridgeway Rovers FC has been one of the most influential people in my life so far. Over the last 2 years playing under his guidance, he has not only help me improved me as a footballer, but also instilled in me some of what he describes as the key values to succeeding in life. This includes hard work and dedication to your craft, making sure you are early to the things you need to be on time to, and finally having the confidence in yourself succeed in the task ahead of you. These are some of the things which I have tried to apply not only to my sporting life, but more importantly to my personal and academic life and have helped me through much of my A levels so far." Topics covered by The Medicine Interview Book: Medical Based questions Ethical Based questions About the University Personal qualities about you based questions Industry based questions Work experience and education based questions Industry based questions Your view on becoming a doctor based questions NHS 2013 changes based questions"