MMI Preparation Tips
If you would like to prepare for your Multiple Mini Interviews, here are a few tips.
  • Find a practice partner or group.  Discuss a variety of situations from topics you can find in the news, books, classes, movies, work etc. 
  • Have an open mind.  Always be on the lookout to learn other people's perspectives, views, opinions and experiences.
  • Ask a family member or friend to surprise you with a topic to discuss on the spot.
  • Ask a family member or friend to debate a difficult issue with you.
  • Record yourself responding to scenarios so you can see your body language and expression.
  • Work on time management and organization.  Plan to have your discussion flow in several types of scenarios - debate, problem solving, pros and cons etc.  Have enough time left to close or summarize.
  • While practicing, try formatting some of your answers like you are writing an essay.
    • Have an introduction - where are you going with your response.
    • Have 2-4 discussion topics (pros/cons, supporting arguments).
    • Have a conclusion - bring it all together with a summary and decision.
  • Sign up for a 'Mock MMI'.
  • Join a speaking group or debate club.
  • Take an interview skills workshop.
  • Work on your listening skills.  Prepare for possible interjections, cues and prompts from interviewers and use those to your advantage.
  • Understand the goal.  Think about the CanMeds framework (competencies), what characteristics the scenario is addressing and how you can draw examples from your experiences.
  • Journal situations in your life and plan to bring these ideas with you to the MMI to address some of the scenarios.  Think of a variety of situations in your own life where you have:
    • had to deal with stress
    • had a conflict
    • been involved in an ethics situation/decision
    • been part of a team
    • been in a leadership role
    • had to weigh many perspectives to make a decision
  • Read a book on medical ethics. For example:  Doing Right by Philip C. Hebert
  • Read a book with sample MMI questions and tips. For example:  Medical School Interviews by George Lee and Olivier Picard.  You can find several examples on Amazon.
  • Get informed about the Canadian health system. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php
  • There are several websites that offer sample questions and advice.  Do some research.
  • Check out the University of Manitoba Career Services web presentation on the MMI here.