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.
The following Medical Schools will use MMIs in 2021:
|Brighton and Sussex||Bristol|
|Keele||Kent & Medway|
|Queen's University Belfast||St. Andrews|
Bristol and Norwich have both confirmed their MMIs will be in-person for 2021/22. However, all other Medical Schools are either doing their MMI interviews remotely, or haven’t shared details yet.
Last year all MMIs were held online, and most people found that it was a seamless transition. Find out more in our guide to online interviews.
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:
MMIs will vary by school, but some common MMI Stations that you’re likely to face include:
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:
Some tips for how you can prepare for your MMI interview:
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