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Multiple Mini Interview MMI Course
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Multiple Mini Interview MMI Course

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Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Overview

The MMI is an integral part of the admissions process. Don’t get caught flat-footed and unprepared: get ready to ace your interview by taking the MSAG’s MMI course!

Our MMI preparation course is a half-day mock MMI circuit, tailored to each applicant’s needs. You’ll be able to complete a circuit of 10 full stations with sample questions from the schools you are applying for, and then observe another 10 full stations. Unlike other MMI courses, we make sure that you see completely different stations when you observe compared to when you participate. That means in total, you are exposed to 20 different stations. Our goal is to make sure you get an authentic, honest experience of your med school MMI. Prepare for the mmi with our team!

The MMI format

You will encounter multiple interview types for med school. The MMI is different than traditional interviews. This interview format is designed to show the interviewer how well the applicant's communication skills are. Communication is really a fundamental part of medicine. As a doctor, you will rely on your communication skills every day for your patient care and working alongside your medical team.

What is it like to participate in Multiple Mini Interviews (mmi)

Each medical school is different but the mmi traditionally consists of up to 10 stations, including rest station(s). Each station is a mini interview around 8-10 minutes long. Before each scenario, the applicant will be given a question or a real mmi scenario in which he or she will read and be given time to prepare and formulate their answer. Next, the student will sit and discuss their response with the interviewer. The student will continue this format throughout each station.

What to expect in the course?

Our interview room will feature up to 20 sample mmi stations and offers 10 stations personalised for each applicant. Our mmi questions are based off interview questions previously used by universities in the UK, to provide you with an authentic mmi interview.

Our interview course has a 98% success rate for last year’s students that attended our mmi and interview courses, with some students being offered a place at some of the top medical schools in the UK such as Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London and more.

The half-day course is led by experienced doctors, senior medical students and medical education professionals that apply their knowledge and experience from getting into medical school themselves.

Our circuits run both in the morning and afternoon. Our morning circuit runs from 10:30am to 1:30pm and our afternoon circuit runs from 2:30pm to 6pm.

At the end of the circuit, you will receive a video copy of your performance as well as the feedback provided by our facilitators. In addition to this, you’ll receive a written copy of your performance marked against a mark scheme.

    Common MMI interview stations

    Below is a list of some common mmi stations you might encounter for your medical school interview. Each university is unique and will ask different questions, so as you prepare it is important to consider all of these question types.

    • Personal station: this station is engineered to learn more about you to determine if medicine is the right profession for you.
    • Teamwork station: there might be stations asking about teamwork and asking how you have worked with a team in the past.
    • Medical ethics stations: this station looks for how you would handle situations or challenges in the medical profession, such as ethical scenarios.
    • Role play stations: this station uses real actors and real life scenarios that the applicant will need to talk through to show how he or she would handle the situation.
    • Calculation | Problem solving station: here you are given information and you will need to calculate the data and provide solutions.
    • Hot topics station: this station might ask you questions based on recent health care related subjects such as the NHS.
    • Photo station: you might encounter a station where you are asked to review a photo and then interpret what you think is happening in the photo.

    Which universities use MMI

    Brighton and Sussex Lancaster University Univerisity of Birmingham University of Manchester
    Bristol University
    Newcastle University
    University of Dundee
    University of Nottingham
    Cardiff University
    Norwhich UEA
    University of Exeter
    University of Plymouth
    Hull York Medical School
    Queen’s University Belfast
    University of Leeds
    University of Sheffield
    Keele University
    St. George’s University of London
    University of Leicester
    University of St. Andrews
    King's College University of Aberdeen University of Liverpool University of Warwick

    Medical school interview resources

    Practice is the most important part of the mmi. Practice with friends and family doing time-based questions using the scenarios listed above. Get feedback from those who interview you so can continue to improve. In addition to practising, we have a variety of resources to help you.

    If you are wanting to focus on traditional interviews sign up for our full-day Medical School Interview Course. Get ready to ace your interview by taking the MSAG’s course!

    Can't make it to a course? We have made preparing for your medicine interview course possible from anywhere with our Medical School Online Interview Course. Sign up today for your free trial!

    Do you prefer a more personalised one-to-one approach when preparing for your interview? Our Medical School Interview Coaching allows you to work alongside experienced doctors and med students to help you ace the medicine interview!

    View our free blog series designed to help you at any stage of the medical school application process.

    Get answers to even more questions about the medical school application process by visiting The Student Room,  the UK’s largest online student community.

    theMSAG believes everyone deserves an equal opportunity so we have scholarships to help students take our courses. To learn more about our scholarships email our team today and see if you qualify!

    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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    • Are the MMI Circuits for dental students also?

      Yes, our MMI Circuits are for both medical and dental students.

    • Where are the courses held?

      This year our courses will be held in both London and Birmingham. You can view the course addresses and amenities here. Be sure to check the location when you book your course date.

    • How long does the circuit last?

      The mmi courses are half-day courses. Our circuits run in both the morning and afternoon. Our morning circuit runs from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and our afternoon circuit runs from 2:30 pm to 6 pm.

    • When will I receive my feedback?

      You’ll receive your video feedback immediately at the end of the circuit. This will contain the video recording of your performance during the various stations, as well as the feedback provided by the facilitators. You will also receive a copy of your typed up feedback via email by the end of the same day.  

    • Are the stations specific to each university?

      Yes, all the stations are based on previous questions asked at interviews from universities around the UK. We can tailor the number of stations to the specific university you want to focus on. Our goal is to provide you with the best MMI preparation available.

    • How many questions will be based on my Personal Statement?

      Each circuit is personalised to the applicant. This means you can have as many or as few personal statement questions as you would like. If you’re unsure about how many questions specific universities will ask, we can advise you, just let us know!



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