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MMI Interview Circuit

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AM COURSE - 9 am to 1 pm
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MMI Interview Circuit overview

Along with your personal statement, the interview is an integral part of the admissions process. You will encounter multiple interview types for med school, but the MMI differs from the traditional interviews. It’s designed to demonstrate communication skills, a fundamental part of medicine. 

As a doctor, you will rely on your communication skills every day for patient care and working with your medical team. Don’t get caught flat-footed: get ready to ace your interview by taking the MSAG’s MMI crash course!

Our MMI preparation course is a half-day mock MMI circuit, tailored to each applicant’s needs. You’ll complete 10 full stations with questionsfrom the schools you’re applying for, then observe another 10 full stations. That’s right: we’ve compiled a question bank of REAL questions used by every English-speaking university in the UK, to create a realistic MMI.

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 station, the student will be given a real question or scenario and time to prepare and formulate their answer. 

Next, you’ll sit and discuss your response with the interviewer. Our interview room will feature up to 20 sample MMI stations , with 10 MMI stations personalised for each applicant. To provide you with authentic MMI questions, our mock interview questions are based on real UK University questions.

Common MMI interview stations

  • Personal stations:engineered to determine if medicine is the right profession for you. 
  • Teamwork stations:stations asking about teamwork and how you have worked with a team in the past. 
  • Medical ethics stations:how you would handle situations or challenges in the medical profession, such as ethical scenarios.
  • Roleplay stations: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 stations:you are given information and you will need to calculate the data and provide solutions. 
  • Hot topics stations:asks you questions based on recent health care related subjects such as the NHS. 
  • Photo stations:you are asked to review a photo and then interpret what you think is happening. 

What to expect?

Our interview room will feature up to 20 sample MMI stations and offers 10 MMI 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. 

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 within 24-48 hours of the course.

More resources

It may not seem easy right off the bat, but you can do a lot to prepare for the MMI.  theMSAG has a wealth of resources you that can make your life easier and help you get ready for your medical school interview!

Online Courses:

Helpful Blogs:

Finally, here’s an excerpt from one of our blogs about how to deal with interview stress:

Applying to medical school can be a stressful experience, and, for many, the interview can be the peak of this. For many of you, this may even be the first time you have had to go through an interview process. The key to success is keeping your stress under control. I’m here to give you a short guide on how to achieve this in the run-up to and during your medical school interview. 

Firstly, it’s important to realise that a certain level of anxiety is to be expected around this time. This is a normal response. Stress can be good and help focus your mind on the task at hand. Your goal is to manage your levels at this point so that you are effective and do not allow too much stress to weaken your performance.

1.  PREPARATION, PREPARATION, PREPARATION

The more prepared you are and the more you know your stuff, the more you will be able to recall when under pressure. There are a few things you can do so that you are not caught by surprise:

Know your personal statement like the back of your hand. You should be able to talk about anything in there and back up any claim you have made.

Know the university you are interviewing for and be ready for the question: Why this university? The MSAG provides comprehensive information on each medical school in the UK and the world.

Be ready for common questions, such as: Why do you want to be a doctor? Tell us about what you learned from your work experience, a school project or while shadowing.

Take advice from others who have gone through the process. 

Set up mock interviews with family, friends, teachers, anybody! Going through questions in your head is different than actually verbalising your thoughts out loud and in an unfamiliar setting.

2.  POSITIVE THOUGHTS

This may sound silly, but it’s proven to make a difference. When one is experiencing ‘performance anxiety’ you tend to have negative thought patterns. Try and recognise this and change it into a positive thought process. For example, “what if they don’t like me?”… Remember, they are interviewing you for a reason and therefore must have liked you enough from your application to want to meet you in person!”


To keep reading, check out the full blog here.

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    RR
    12/05/2019
    Roveena R.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    MMI interview circuit

    I found the whole session very valuable as I gained good feedback that I can reflect on. I also liked how some questions were specific to my personal statement but maybe more than 10 stations would be better. As a dentist, I would have preferred being partnered with another dentist- so maybe a separate session? Unfortunately I was only given 8 out of 10 of the mark schemes and have been emailing to send the last two asap but still yet to receive and interview is tomorrow!

    SM
    12/02/2019
    Sherryn M.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Confidence Boost

    Great! I had already prepared some answers to general MMI questions so being able to speak them out to examiners gave me more confidence. Moreover, this experience has helped me feel better prepared to think on my feet for questions I hadn’t prepared in advance. I would recommend this to people who already have a general idea of how MMI works and have done some preparation beforehand.

    BH
    11/30/2019
    Beaty H.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    MMI interview circuit feedback

    I really enjoyed my time at the MMI circuit. It was great to be interviewed by people I had never met before and in a proper interview scenario. I had my first real interview yesterday and I was able to reflect on what went well and what went badly at the MSAG and use this to better my answers.

    MG
    11/24/2019
    Molly G.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    MMI Circuit Event

    I really enjoyed this afternoon, i found it great how the questions were very personalised and specific to my university choices. I found that the variety of station styles was really good and the feedback was very helpful and allowed me to identify some common gaps within my knowledge which will help me in my interviews!

    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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    • Should I go for the full-day Medical School Interview Course or the half-day MMI Circuit Course?

      The full-day interview course is usually the first step in the preparation. The course is a very small group (9 to 12 students and 3 to 4 facilitators) and it lasts a full day. In London, the interview courses are held every Saturday. In terms of what we do during the day is really coach you on how to approach all different types of questions and MMI stations. It’s not lecture based. It’s more like a full day practice where you are taught techniques, strategies, how to structure your answers etc. Therefore, it really gives you a real interview experience. In the interview course, you will be coached in how to really get better at each type of station. I highly recommend this first to improve your interviewing skills. You’ll get a smaller MMI circuit included in the full day. The full course also comes with pre-course material that you get access to, including all the info you need to know on NHS,  medical ethics etc. and multiple 10-minute videos teaching on the content. The course itself is more like a small group practice with a lot of feedback throughout. The MMI Circuit Course is probably best after you have done the course first if you need further practice or if you want to do more stations from a specific school.

    • Are role-play scenarios included in the circuit? Also will you be able to provide stations to more new medical schools e.g. Anglia Ruskin? Thank you

      Before coming onto your MMI circuit, we will ask you to complete a form. This form asks questions about what types of stations that you would like to include in your circuit and yes, role plays are definitely included. And yes, ee do have past questions and stations based on the newer medical schools e.g. Anglia Ruskin and Aston interviews which we include in relevant MMI circuits. Just let us know when you complete the form and we can take it from there. If you have any further questions about our courses you can email us at hello@themsag.com and we will be happy to help you further! 

    • 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.

    • 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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