Prepare for the University MMI Interview
The interview for UK medical schools uses the multiple mini-interview (MMI) format and will test the candidates non-cognitive skills, which are not tested on the entrance exam itself.
These non non-cognitive skills are a combination of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character or personality traits, attitudes, career attributes, social intelligence and emotional intelligence.
These are the skills that enable people to navigate their environment, work well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals by complementing their hard skills.
During an interview candidates will visit different interview stations and each interview station will be focusing on a particular non-cognitive skill and takes the form of a main question, probing questions for the interviewer and a scoring sheet.
There is normally one interviewer per interview station and in a typical MMI, each interviewer stays in the same interview throughout, as candidates rotate through. The interviewer then scores each candidate based upon the same interview scenario throughout the course of the test and each MMI requires at least one administrator to ensure that it is being conducted fairly and on time.
There is no set number of interview stations for the interview, although the number should be somewhere between 8-12 and the visit to each station should last somewhere between 8-10 minutes. Therefore the MMI should last somewhere between 1-2 hours in total.
MMI Pre-Med Course Workshops
As part of our pre-med courses we run half day workshops which will prepare your University MMI Interview. You will complete a full practice MMI circuit, which has been created by experienced doctors who know how the MMI works and what it is testing for.
During the workshop you will first be put into small groups to practice answering commonly asked questions. You will then complete an MMI circuit, visiting 8-10 interview stations, with each interview station focusing on a particular non-cognitive skill, where you’ll be assessed by variety of doctor-trained examiners. These are based on the stations used by medical schools around the country.
After the completing the circuit, you’ll receive comprehensive written and verbal feedback from our examiners. This will then leave you with a the knowledge and experience of what to expect and how to succeed in your interviews and be fully prepared for your actual MMI test.
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