How to approach a multiple mini interview
An insider’s view from a multiple mini interview actor
- By: Helen Boyd
Sex, drugs, and ridiculous roommates are all things you could come across in a multiple mini interview (MMI) for entry into medical school. MMIs take place at around half of undergraduate medical schools in the United Kingdom. Role playing is a common feature of this style of interview as it gives medical schools a chance to see your communication skills in action.1 These are a vital part of your being a doctor as you will need to be able to interact with a variety of people from different backgrounds, including patients, relatives, members of the public, and colleagues.2 I am an actor at MMI stations at Dundee University, and in this article I provide advice on how you might approach your interview from my perspective.
As an actor in an MMI I get the chance to see behind the scenes. I was given a script of responses and prompts