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Whether panel interviews or MMIs, medical school interviews will almost certainly invovle "behavioural questioning" style questions.
These questions ask you to draw on an experience from the past that demonstrated a particular skill. For example: Describe a situation where you used your communication skills to resolve an issue.
These questions may ask you to demonstrate a variety of skills - when preparing for these type of questions think about the different skills that the interviewers may like to see in a medical school applicant. This way you can prepare for different scenarios.
How to tackle it: STARR Technique
Following the STARR structure is helpful as it means you are likely to cover the points the interviewer is looking for in your answer and it also helps to have a structure in your head to avoid rambling on when you're nervous at the interview.
Situation - context of the story/background
Task - what was the aim/ what were you trying to achieve?
Action - what did you do? Why?
Result - what was the outcome?
Reflect - what went well? Which skills demonstrated? What could you have done differently?
In one of my tutor sessions we could go through a real life example using the STARR technique in order to practice answering behavioural questions.see more
This is a question from the AQA June 15 Biology A level past paper.
Short answer: Raised testosterone causes a physiological decrease in GnRH as well as LH and FSH via negative feedback.
Detailed answer: To answer this question one must consider the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes axis (best drawn out) and the principle of negative feedback.
The hypothalamus releases GnRh which stimulates the pituitary to release LH and FSH. LH and FSH in turn stimulate the testes to release testosterone. Testosterone inhibits the GnRH and LH and FSH release thus high amounts of this hormone reduce GnRH as well as LH/FSH release which in turn reduces stimulation of the testes - ie less testosterone is produced.see more