ChrisMack390

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I am very excited to have scheduled 4 interviews, 3 of which will be using the dreaded MMI.

A couple of people have told me to just NOT prepare - the questions are always a little screwy and unpredictable, and they are trying to assess your genuine personality, so don't.

Realistically, I am not going to do nothing, that just isn't me. Beyond reading scenarios on the internet and thinking about how I might respond to them, are there any other recommendations? What MMI question banks do people like?
 

NotASerialKiller

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Do what you described but out loud to a friend/family member/dog. It's generally less about the content of what you say (as long as you're reasonable) and more about how you say it. Under pressure you might realize that you start to ramble or get stuck and panic. Practice until you feel relatively comfortable thinking on your feet and expressing yourself clearly (succinct > eloquent). Ideally if you find a good bank don't read them until you're ready to practice for real. Simulating the actual MMI where you might be surprised by a question but have to immediately answer it anyway will be the most useful.
 

GrapesofRath

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Beyond just prepping yourself and asking people who've already gone through it at that school before, the link below might have some decent input/tips for a particular schools interview process
https://schools.studentdoctor.net/school/bcm/1/baylor-college-of-medicine?b=/schools/2/allopathic-medical-school-interview-feedback/1

You might have already gone through this link but if not I definitely would. It has some good specific input/feedback on interviews for a particular individual school from previous applicants.

This was another thread if you haven't seen it yet that had some pretty good tips
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/pugs-mmi-interview-strategy.1183568/
 
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dreee

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If it's any help, I found out I had MMI the day of my interview and thought I completely did a terrible job. Still got accepted.
 
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GodComplex

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As already stated, the best way to prepare is to talk to people who have already gone through the MMI at the school you are interviewing with. Outside of that, I found that going over certain ethics scenarios helped prepare me for one of my MMIs in particular. However, it would have been completely useless at other MMI's (which is why it's best to talk to who have already gone through it). Overall, I wouldn't recommend spending too much time worrying about it.
 

Mad Jack

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4th Dimension
>SDN
>Concensus

Pick one.

IMO, MMIs aren't really something you prepare for- you just need good general people and conversational skills, along with a wide range of knowledge and enough experiences to handle anything that is thrown at you. They are less an interview and more of a social exercise.
 

rilte4

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Listened to part of this series in the car on the drive to my first MMI style interview. Got the juices flowing.