MMIs are popular because they help interviewers to assess many different soft skills, and get a better picture of you as a candidate. Plus, you’ll get multiple opportunities to impress during the different stations.
MMI stands for Multiple Mini Interviews. It’s when you’re put through several short assessments – and it’s very different to a traditional panel interview.
MMIs are broken down into ‘stations’ – or mini-interviews – that usually last 10 minutes or less. Before each one, you’ll be presented with a scenario and given a bit of time to prepare an answer. You’ll either be asked a question by an interviewer or have to engage in a role-play scenario with an actor whilst an interviewer watches.
Here are the key things you need to know about MMIs:
The following Medical Schools use MMIs:
|Birmingham||Brighton and Sussex|
|King's College London||Lancaster|
|St Andrews||St George's|
MMIs will vary by school, but some common MMI Stations that you’re likely to face include:
The majority of Medical Schools are doing their MMI interviews remotely, to protect prospective students and staff. This means that the format of MMIs is likely to vary – and the experience could be very different at each Med School.
MMI interviews are about showing your interviewer what you’re capable of doing, rather than just telling them. It’s a chance for you to show that you’ve got what it takes to be a medical practitioner — not just the grades and know-how, but the right attitude and skills as well.
The Medical School is testing your ability to make ethical and informed decisions, as well as your critical thinking and communication skills. They will also be interested in your knowledge of current healthcare and social issues, which our Hot Topics section will help with.
As well as being well prepared, bear in mind these tips on how to approach your MMI on the day:
These tips will help you to prepare for your MMI interview:
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