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Interview format: MMI
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If you’ve been invited for an MMI, chances are you’ll have to do a roleplay station. Leeds state that they may use roleplay as one of their stations, so make sure you are prepared and comfortable with how you will respond to a role play situation – have a basic framework in mind.
I remember feeling nervous about the prospect of a roleplay, but it’s not so bad…just be yourself and it’ll be okay!
It may help if you pick out a few roleplay questions from a book or question bank and practice with family members or friends beforehand, just to get used to the format. You don’t want the actual thing to be the first time you’ve attempted a roleplay scenario!
On their ‘invitation to interview’ email for 2017 entry, Leeds Medical School stated that situational judgement may feature in the interview (although obviously this will vary from year to year, so read your email carefully!).
If you do face a Situational Judgement station, this could be in different forms – for example, you might discuss whether you think a response to a particular situation is appropriate, very appropriate, inappropriate, or very inappropriate (like in the UKCAT SJT section) or you could be asked to rank different responses to a particular situation.
You should try to verbalise your thought process. This will help you to come to a final answer and will also demonstrate to the interviewer your ability to problem solve and prioritise.
When I did my MMI, Leeds had eight stations – so it’s of the utmost importance not to dwell on your previous performance at other stations.
Remember – the interviewer in one station has not seen your performance in previous ones, so when you go into their station, you can almost act like a new person.
I’ve yet to meet anyone who said that ALL of their stations went amazingly well – it’s normal for some of them to go a bit pear-shaped. Just because a few stations didn’t go as perfect as you would have liked, doesn’t mean you won’t get an offer!
So, that’s my top 3 tips for a successful Leeds interview, I hope they have been helpful. Best of luck!
Words: Tahmeena Amin
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