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Student Room January Roundup

Here’s the roundup of some of the most frequently asked questions this month.

Turnaround time for Medicine Applications

Turnaround for Medicine Applications

The Medical School receive a large number of applications each year and so it can take some time to hear from the admissions team. Interviews take place from November until mid-February and all decisions will be communicated through UCAS by 31st March 2016.

Medicine and Dentistry Interviewsdental interview interview medicine

The interviews for Medicine and Surgery MB BS Honours (A100)Dental Surgery BDS Honours (A206) and Oral and Dental Health Sciences BSc Honours (A207) at Newcastle University follow a tradition interview style and are conducted by two selectors. These interviews normally last between 20 – 25 minutes,. Selectors will assess the applicant’s performance on the following 6 categories:

  • Preparation and motivation for medical school/dental school
  • Effective learning skills
  • Team working
  • Personal qualities/ resilience
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Empathy, sensitivity and integrity

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) is the format used for those invited for a Medicine and Surgery Accelerated Programme MB BS Honours (A101) interview and for those invited for an A100, A190 and A191 interview at Durham. More information can be found in the medical admissions policy and dental admissions policy.

Accommodation Applications accommodation

Applicants holding a conditional or unconditional offer for 2016/17 will be able to apply for accommodation from April 2016. Students can select a minimum of six and maximum of 10 different options. Click here to find the full list of accommodation sites.

Allocation Process
When allocating you a room the accommodation team will work through your choices in order of preference. You should note, that some room types are in high demand but low quantity. For example, Castle Leazes only has seven deluxe en suite rooms, Windsor Terrace only has 48 en suite rooms. These rooms will then be split between male and female gender to ensure a balanced community. Therefore if you choose sites that don’t have large numbers of a particular room type, you should maximise your other options by choosing the as many preferences as you are allowed and be sure to choose sites with a large number of room types. You might find the accommodation overview helpful in comparing room numbers, room types and facilities.

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