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During an MMI interview day, will I at any point be asked the typical "Why medicine?" "Why this school?" "Tell me about yourself" questions?
 

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During an MMI interview day, will I at any point be asked the typical "Why medicine?" "Why this school?" "Tell me about yourself" questions?
No, that will usually be in a one on a one interview. There is an MMI series on youtube (16 episodes from one medical school) that will give you a good feel for what goes on
 

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During an MMI interview day, will I at any point be asked the typical "Why medicine?" "Why this school?" "Tell me about yourself" questions?
Very much depends on the school. But you should have an answer for these questions anyways since you'll almost certainly be asked all three in traditional interviews.
 

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Very much depends on the school. But you should have an answer for these questions anyways since you'll almost certainly be asked all three in traditional interviews.
FWIW, not a single school so far has asked the "tell me about yourself" question. However, I have gotten why medicine in all interviews except the MMI.

Edit: Was finally asked this, lol.
 
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During an MMI interview day, will I at any point be asked the typical "Why medicine?" "Why this school?" "Tell me about yourself" questions?
I was asked some of these at TCOM during my MMIs.

The questions were variations on the typical interview questions with a scenario-like spin.
 
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Many MMI interviews incorporate a one-on-one station where it will be more like traditional interview style - just shorter. At one extreme of this is Michigan.
 
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An update, for those interested:

I had an MMI with about 10 stations and i got asked once “why medicine?” and a few times about my extracurriculars. Each station had an ethical question but some were short and the interviewers used the remaining time to ask typical interview questions.
 
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An update, for those interested:

I had an MMI with about 10 stations and i got asked once “why medicine?” and a few times about my extracurriculars. Each station had an ethical question but some were short and the interviewers used the remaining time to ask typical interview questions.
Thanks for the information. Seems like there is a great deal of variety in how the schools use the MMI, very interesting.
 
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I think MMIs really suck. They give you complicated ambiguous prompts that don't allow you to make an informed comment, as there is always information missing that the interviewer also does not know.

You don't get enough time to thoroughly explain your answer and how it could be influenced by different elements that are left out of the question.

Often, the interviewer then spends additional time talking to you, making you late for the next section.

MMI seems to strongly favor extroverted personalities and doesn't show that a school actually cares about getting to know you. Schools with MMI have sunk to the bottom of my list on interview day because of that "we don't care about you" vibe that I tend to get.
 

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I admit that before the cycle, I totally agreed with this sentiment. "Give me the one-on-one," I shouted.

But positive results from the two schools that used MMI where I interviewed at converted me.

Crazy how success changes one's perspective. :confused:
 
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I admit that before the cycle, I totally agreed with this sentiment. "Give me the one-on-one," I shouted.

But positive results from the two schools that used MMI where I interviewed at converted me.

Crazy how success changes one's perspective. :confused:
Just don't let it get to your head too much otherwise you will see MMI scenarios everywhere in your life!
 
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Sometimes MMIs will consist of impersonal and personal stations. For example, you might have 8 or 9 stations, and one or two of them COULD be open file. The prompt could be "tell us about a time you faced adversity", or "what is an achievement you're most proud of". I know at my MMI on top of those 8 or 9 personal + impersonal stations, we had like one station that was totally prompt-less and open, so the interviewer could ask any question he/she wanted. There, I definitely got asked "tell me about yourself".
 
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Sometimes MMIs will consist of impersonal and personal stations. For example, you might have 8 or 9 stations, and one or two of them COULD be open file. The prompt could be "tell us about a time you faced adversity", or "what is an achievement you're most proud of". I know at my MMI on top of those 8 or 9 personal + impersonal stations, we had like one station that was totally prompt-less and open, so the interviewer could ask any question he/she wanted. There, I definitely got asked "tell me about yourself".
Was the timing the same for the open section or was it slightly longer? Thx in advance.
 
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The "the-personal-but-part-of-MMI-staion-with-prompt" are short and the same length as those that are impersonal. The open, prompt-less was twice as long (don't know if they have changed anything).
 
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I admit that before the cycle, I totally agreed with this sentiment. "Give me the one-on-one," I shouted.

But positive results from the two schools that used MMI where I interviewed at converted me.

Crazy how success changes one's perspective. :confused:
Funny how that happens. lol
 

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Anything is fair game. In MMIs, I have come across the following: acting stations, ethical questions, traditional questions, non-ethical questions regarding healthcare, short essays, and questionnaires. You have to be prepared for anything.
 

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acting stations, ethical questions, traditional questions, non-ethical questions regarding healthcare, short essays, and questionnaires
+ Teamwork, collaborative, drawing (wtf), puzzles (wtf)...I sincerely and passionately hate schools that make you do these
 

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Failing to know that reference should be an automatic disqualifier for med school. If an applicant hasn't seen that movie, then they must not have attended college and their academic credentials are therefore counterfeit.
 
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