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Candidate selection and interviews

Competition for a place at Medical School is fierce. Approximately 3500 applications to the Medical School are received each year, for a total of 334 places (International Student places are capped by Government regulations). Up to 950 applicants are selected for interview.

The selection procedure

Our Selection Procedure guide gives an explanation of the Medical School's selection procedure.

Interviews

No offers are made without interview.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we will be running our panel interviews online this year. Each interview will last approximately 20 minutes and will have two interviewers present. They will ask a series of structured questions and provide a score for your responses, according to the values listed on our website. Further detailed information will be provided to candidates when they are invited about the online platform, timings and example questions.

We suggest that students review information on the Medical Schools Council website regarding on-line interview preparation.

Timing of interviews

The interview season begins in December and runs through March. Invitations to interview are issued on a rolling basis throughout the season, with candidates normally being given at least one weeks' notice.

Candidates should keep us regularly informed of dates that they are unavailable by following the instructions on our Noticeboard.

Applicants should check their email regularly and should ensure that emails from Admissions are not diverted to the junk folder.  We advise candidates to monitor their Junk Folder and the UCL Applicant Portal for emails from UCL. If invited to interview we expect acknowledgment of attending within 5 calendar days.

Interview outcome

We aim to advise interviewees of the outcome of their interviews as soon as we can, although we may need to wait until all candidates have been interviewed to review the range of scores and to make offers. The outcome will be displayed on UCAS Track and on the UCL Applicant Portal. Successful applicants will receive an offer pack as an email. Candidates who are unsuccessful will normally be advised electronically only. Feedback will only be given, by request, to applicants who have been unsuccessful following an interview.