Multiple mini interviews: view from medical student interviewers
Two student interview panellists advise on how to succeed
- By: Claire Cooke, Rob Jones
We are graduates of Sheffield University medical school, and during our final two years on the course we interviewed on the multiple mini interview stations. We know how nerve racking the experience can be for interviewees, so in this article we provide some advice to help you understand the perspective of those on the other side of the table.
A friendly smile, a confident handshake, and introducing yourself by your first and last names make a good first impression. For the remaining minutes of each station, maintain eye contact with your interviewers and try not to speak too quickly. You could be giving the best answer in the world, but if it’s aimed at the floor we won’t be able to picture you giving a good handover to colleagues or explaining the results of tests to a patient.
Before you go to an interview, do some research on the medical