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the MMI Interview

Multiple Mini Interview Coaching

Only 25% of students interviewed in the MMI process
are allocated spots at the medical universities - you MUST
be prepared! You only have this one chance to shine.

The Challenge of the MMI

You have worked hard and have been a high achiever academically. Some of the universities that you have applied to have offered to interview you. This is been based on your high academic standing, a strong MCAT verbal reasoning score or by presenting as a highly suitable candidate. But you are NOT in yet! There is still the assessment of your personal qualities to determine whether or not you are a good fit for the school and therefore more likely to succeed in the program. Most importantly you must face the interview process of the MMI. The truth is that the MMI process is incredibly difficult. It needs a lot of preparation and practice. You cannot answer questions on ethical, moral, problem solving, communication, listening, decision making and other areas without instruction and direction. Not only do you have to talk on each subject for approximately  8 minutes but you have to be able to articulate with confidence.

What Questions Will I Be Asked?

Basically, the situational questions posed in a MMI touch on the following areas:
Ethical Decision Making;
Critical Thinking;
Communication Skills;
Current Canadian Healthcare and Societal Issues.

You WILL need help to get through this gruelling interview.
Contact us to arrange for your one-on-one session. Skype coaching is also available.

  

How does the MMI work?

How Does the MMI Work?

During the MMI, applicants will move between interview "stations" in a 8-10 station circuit. Each station lasts eight minutes and there is a two minute break between each one. At each station, applicants will interact with, or be observed by, a single rater. The stations deal with a variety of issues, which may include but are not limited to, communication, collaboration, ethics, health policy, critical thinking, awareness of society health issues in Canada and personal qualities. Applicants are not assessed on their scientific knowledge.

Test Yourself: Can You Answer These Questions?
And speak on the subject for 8 minutes?

Answer MMI Questions

1. You are a 3rd year medical student doing hospital rotations. A fellow medical student who is doing rounds with you often shows up to these sessions tired, messy, hung over or even drunk. One day you found him in the lunch room unaccompanied, so you decide to talk to him. Please enter the lunch room.

MMI Questions


2. An 18 year old female arrives in the emergency room with a profound nose bleed. You are the physician and you have stopped the bleeding. She is now in a coma from blood loss and will die without a transfusion. A nurse finds a recent card from Jehovah's Witness Church in the patient's purse refusing blood transfusions under any circumstances. What would you do?

MMI Questions

3. Recently, the Prime Minister of Canada suggested the idea of deterrent fees (a small charge, say $10 which everyone who initiates a visit to a health professional would have to pay at the first contact) as a way to control health care costs. The assumption is that this will deter people from visiting their doctor for unnecessary reasons. Consider the broad implications of this policy for health and health care costs.