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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

MMI Interview

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), which was originally developed in Canada, is now being used at medical schools in the United States. The scenarios presented at the MMI must remain confidential to keep things fair. These interviews also consist of discussions between the student and the interviewers. Thus, it is tough for students to "feel" adequately prepared for these interviews. Students must rely on their own instincts, communication skills, ethics, values, and ideals which is exactly what the MMI is testing. Two of my clients who recently had an MMI interview said that none of the scenarios were clinically based. It will be interesting to see how many medical schools adopt the MMI next year and which schools take a clinically, versus a non-clinically, oriented approach.