MMI? Role-playing? Puzzles? Groups? Traditional? Be ready.
We prepare you for the interview formats and question types you are most likely to face.
Multiple-Mini Interview (MMI)
The Multiple-Mini Interview (MMI) format is now widely used by schools and institutions. The format allows applicants to be tested in a range of skills and situations while reducing the level of fatigue that can come from a single extended interview.
The MMI format may see you moving through a series of eight or ten interviews, often in adjoining rooms. Each room or station will often have the question taped on the wall outside the door. You have two or three minutes to consider your answer, and will then be ushered in to give your answer and address any follow-up questions, in a session that will generally run about seven or eight minutes.
Expect the unexpected.
Schools have become quite inventive in the formats, regularly changing things around to see how candidates perform in a range of environments. You may be asked questions about your past experience, or how to handle a challenging or ethical situation. You may be given a puzzle to solve while answering an unrelated question. You might be asked to role-play in a scenario that may or may not be in a setting related to the field you are in. Or you could be part of a group discussion where you need to balance being assertive and being heard with being cooperative and a team player.
You are typically given details of your interview format beforehand, but there can be changes. Our focus is to take you through a full range of possible formats so you are comfortable in any setting. That extra confidence allows you to focus on your most strategic responses, without the distraction of wondering “am I doing this right?” In a competition where small differences can play a pivotal role in whether or not an applicant is accepted, that added confidence can make all the difference.