Most universities use medical interviews to choose to determine the non-academic qualities of students. They give students a chance to demonstrate their personality and interest in studying medicine. They may increase or decrease your chances of getting into a university. Some universities rely completely on interviews as the criterion to allow entry into medicine. Some universities hold the interviews in higher regard than UMAT and NCEA when deciding entry of students into medicine.
Because medical interviews are important, it is necessary to prepare for them. The interviews may seem like just a chat but they are not. You will need to come up with answers in a short time. Even though you may have sufficient knowledge and the qualities which the interviewers are looking for, the situation is generally stressful and being unfamiliar with the type of questions they ask may make you nervous.