All interviews will be held online
Candidates who meet the MBBS entry requirements will be invited for interview. We use the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format - designed so that candidates engage in a number of short interviews, using a range of different interviewers positioned at 7-10 stations.
How does a VMMI work?
Virtual MMIs are very similar to face-to-face MMIs in terms of content, so you can expect some of the familiar questions to appear. You can also expect to have the same number of question stations. But the actual delivery is different. Instead of you physically moving from station to station, you remain seated and move 'virtually' to different rooms to answer your questions.
You will need a computer with a good internet connection.
Interviews are planned for January.
Invitations to interview are issued on a rolling basis. Candidates are normally given two – four weeks’ notice.
Hints and tips for your VMMI
You will need to be skillful regarding the delivery of a VMMI as a slightly different approach is needed. I recommend that you follow these guidelines and do some of your own research in order to be fully prepared.
1. Practice being interviewed online. Practice with a friend, record it, and then be honest with yourself and analyse how you performed, and ask your friend to provide feedback on how you came across on video. You will discover it is quite different to speaking to someone face-to-face!
2. Do your research. Identify the key areas that you think might come up, then practice by video-recording yourself answering questions around some of these core themes - for example:
- Communication skills, empathy and compassion
- Ethical reasoning
- Data interpretation and gathering
- Problem solving
- Personal qualities and motivation, to study medicine
- Work experience,
- Understanding of what it means to have a career in medicine
- Current affairs in the media.
3. Be yourself. We are looking for more than just someone you can recite information they have rehearsed. We want to hear from you and understand why you want a career in medicine.