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The Multiple Mini Interview: Everything You Need to Know

Learn the Format, Sample Questions, and More

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) is an admissions tool used by various professional healthcare schools across the world. Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and many other fields conduct the MMI as a means to score potential professional school candidates. Medical schools and medical residency programs have been leading the charge at implementing the MMI.

As a way of probing deeper into a student’s character, the Multiple Mini Interview is designed to test applicants on their aptitude for the medical profession through a series of short interviews. Interviews test the applicant on their communication skills, ethics, professionalism, critical thinking abilities, and more. Each “mini-interview” is scores individually. Performance on one MMI station does not effect future or previous stations.

A typical MMI interview usually lasts for two hours, with approximately ten small interviews within that duration. Applicants cycle through interviewers who test them in various scenarios until the process is complete.

The MMI interview is a crucial step for admission to any healthcare profession. For medical schools, it plays an equally important role in your acceptance as your GPA, supplementary application, and MCAT scores. The MMI Interview is the best chance for a candidate to shine.

First developed by McMaster University Medical School, the MMI’s goal was to replace the flawed traditional interview method. Unlike a conventional interview, where one interviewer questions the applicant for 40 minutes to 1 hour, the MMI subjects the applicant to multiple mini interviews. This allows for better consistency and more rigorous observation.

The idea behind the MMI interview is this: by having several interviewers grade the applicant, it eliminates any individual bias one person may have and enables a more objective perspective on the applicant’s abilities.

“I was accepted into UofT’s MD program. The mock MPI questions were very useful and allowed me to pursue my dream of being in Medical school. When applying to McMaster, I particularly found the CASPer preparation and ABS strategy session to be very helpful. Thank you so much MedApplications!!”

Mark Vega

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The 5 Common MMI Stations

Multiple Mini Interview Format

The Multiple Mini Interview Contains:

  • Multiple Mini Interview Stations

  • Pre-Medical Candidate Interview Circuits

  • Medical Interviewers and Medical Faculty

  • Multiple Mini Interview Moderators

  • Multiple Mini Interview Actors (Undergraduates or Medical Students)

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  • Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Interviewers

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  • Live MMI Simulations and Mock Interviews

  • MMI Interview Coaching and Preparation

How We Prepare You for the MMI

We have developed the leading Multiple Mini Interview preparation program in North America! Our medical doctors will teach you how to ace your Multiple Mini Interview, using specialized tips and tricks, patented Multiple Mini Interview algorithms and hundreds of Multiple Mini Interview scenarios and Interview stations.

For the preparation phases, our medical doctors prepare you from all aspects of the MMI. You will review, CanMEDS roles, Medical Ethics, Medical Legal, Canadian Healthcare, American Healthcare, Non-Medical Ethics and approaches to the most common Multiple Mini Interview stations.

We work with you to develop an approach to acting, critical thinking and communication stations. For the practice phases, we have six Mock Interview circuits designed with increasing level of difficulty to build your confidence, skillset and finesse.

Medical consultants from the medical school in which you are interviewing at will work with you to perfect your MMI technique. We guarantee your success in your Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

MULTIPLE MINI INTERVIEW EXAMPLES

 

MMI Scenario 1

You have recently moved into a new neighborhood. Your neighbors seem nice and you deem it safe for your family. You notice that your neighbor who lives next door often rides his bicycle in the company of his two young children, but rarely wears a helmet. In fact, on several occasions you see him riding his bicycle with his helmet hanging by its straps from the handlebars. His young children sometimes wear a helmet, and sometimes do not. If the man fell of his bicycle in sustained significant head trauma, such that a helmet would likely have prevented the injury, would it be reasonable to ask him to contribute, out-of-pocket for his treatment costs

 

MMI Scenario 2

You are a seasoned Obstetrical-Gynecology doctor. You like to think you’ve seen it all. A woman comes into the hospital to give birth to her 7th child. Her previous six children have all been taken from her custody by CSF and all but one has fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The woman needs a C/S (caesarian section) and you decide during the surgery to perform a T/L (tubal ligation/ tying her tubes) to prevent this woman from having any more children with FASD. Discuss the issues surrounding your actions, and take a stand on whether these actions (T/L) should be defended or criticized.

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What Distinguishes MedApplications MMI Interview Preparation

  • In-Person or Virtual Coaching Sessions
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  • You get Matched with Medical Doctors and Health Professionals from the school(s) you are applying to!
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Roxana M

McGill Medicine (MD)

"MedApplications helped me with both my essay preparation which brought me to the big interview and with interview preparation. MedApplication's services provided me with not only an insight of how to tailor an application to bring out the best of my ability but it also gave me the confidence I needed to survive the MMIs.

Jess B

Accepted to UWO Medicine (MD/PhD)

"I enrolled with Med Applications one month before my first interview. I had been preparing for interviews by reading books and discussing questions with friends and family, but I was still nervous and didn’t really know what to expect. I felt so much more comfortable after my session with MedApplications. My instructor was very knowledgeable and catered the session to what I needed work on (as I had both panel and MMI interviews, this was particularly beneficial). It was very useful to cover topics with someone who knew what to expect from an interview and could comment on the quality of my answers. All together the experience was extremely helpful and very reassuring; it significantly calmed my nerves during my interviews. There weren’t any questions I was surprised by in my interviews. I would definitely recommend a session for future students."

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O uf T, UBC, McMaster

"I used MedApplications mock interview service because I wanted to practice and receive feedback from a current medical student. I found the mock interview helpful in identifying weaknesses in my answers and improving on them to make them stand out. I would recommend MedApplications to anyone who wants extra preparation to gain confidence for medical school interviews."

Jenny

U of A

"I went into my first MedApplications session without a clue about what MMI's were or how to prepare for them. After meeting and practising with Eric and Kent, however, I learned all of the tips and skills I needed to ace the interview. They were incredibly knowledgeable and encouraging and their help gave me that extra boost of confidence on interview day. Thanks MedApplications!"

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University of Ottawa Medicine

“I was accepted at Ottawa which was my ideal school and my only interview. Josh was absolutely wonderful and definitely part of my success! He was very helpful throughout the entire process 🙂

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Matthew L.

McMaster University Medicine
 

"I used the MedApplications seminar and mock interview services before I had my interviews at Queen's and McMaster medical schools, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. Their seminars were incredibly helpful in providing information about the interview process and ways to truly emphasize your best qualities in an interview. Their mock interview session was great as well as it gave me an opportunity to practice my interviewing style with a current medical student! If you are looking for a way to prepare for an interview as important as the ones for medical school, I would definitely recommend MedApplications."

 

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