We are looking for more than just someone who can recite information they have memorised; we are looking at the whole person and their aptitude for a career in medicine.
To help you get ready for this critical step in the admissions process, we suggest that you identify the key areas that you think might come up in the MMI, then practice answering questions centred on these core themes:
· Communication skills, empathy and compassion
· Ethical reasoning
· Data interpretation and gathering
· Problem solving
· Personal qualities, motivation, work experience, medical insight and current affairs.
If you will be interviewed by video, we also have these tips:
1) Practice being interviewed online with a friend, record it, and then analyse how you performed to see how you came across on video. You will discover it is quite different to speaking to someone face-to-face!
2) However tempting it is to have a set of notes close by to refer to off camera, you should avoid doing this – it will become obvious that you are reading from a paper.
3) Remember this is an interview and you are on camera. Wear exactly what you would to a conventional interview – even down to your shoes!