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MMI vs Traditional interviews

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by xylem29, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. xylem29

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    Anyone heard of MMI?? What y'all think about it? Anyone ever experience it before? It supposedly reduces interviewer bias and makes the review process more fair and quicker too...
     
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  2. Kuba

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    *goes to google MMI*
     
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  3. Veshy

    Veshy Vinsanity!!
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    What does MMI stand for?
     
  4. Kuba

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    wow, sounds hard, I would much rather have a traditional where you get a chance to get comfortable ( hopefully)
     
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  5. runningmom

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    I came up with Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, you?
     
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  6. Veshy

    Veshy Vinsanity!!
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    "In an MMI, applicants will complete a two-hour circuit of ten, 10-minute mini-interview stations, rotating from station to station. The MMI is similar to an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) used by medical schools and certifling bodies except that it is not 'clinical'.

    At each station, candidates will be presented with a 'scenario' or question. They will then respond to a series of questions before proceeding to the next stations."

    http://files.myweb.med.ucalgary.ca/files/62/files/unprotected/MMI_FAQ.pdf


    Agreed, sounds challenging. Then again, what med school interview won't be?
     
  7. Kuba

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    i also came up with the motorcycle one first, and interestingly found out about MMI from the same exact site that veshy did. I bet Ucalgary is one of very few schools that use this.
     
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  8. runningmom

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    Sounds like "Speed Dating" for med school applicants. All you need are little score cards and the drunk girl in the corner. :laugh:
     
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  9. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California
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    No doubt. Interview by consensus. What a horrible thought.

    "Please try to display intelligence, breadth, humor and depth. Oh, you have ten minutes. Actually, eight after I read the instructions and scenario...."
     
  10. xylem29

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    LOL. :laugh:
     
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  11. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper Duffman in Disguise
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    *stopwatch starts

    Dr. P.: Well, I've always wanted to be a doctor because...

    Adcom: TIME'S UP...Next station

    Dr.P.: I guess it's the soda business for me.
    -Dr. P.
     
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  12. BrownianMotion

    BrownianMotion Einstein's Simple Diffusion
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    which skools actually do this?
     
  13. heeseop

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    lol seriously, i've never heard of this before.
    i hope none of the schools i am applying to implements this format.
     
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  14. Oculus Sinistra

    Oculus Sinistra Finish it.
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    I think it's an interesting idea.
    Ten interviews at 10 minutes a piece
    or two interviews at 50 minutes apiece
    whatev
    I talk to you, I talk to him, it's all gravy.
     

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