Multi Mini Interview (MMI) Practice for Aspiring Medics

On November 27th NHEHS organised an evening of MMI (Multi Mini Interview) practice for 6th Form students who are hoping to study medicine or dentistry. 

Most medical and dental schools nowadays carry out a succession of 6-12 five minute long mini interviews in order to select the candidates who are offered places. This is reckoned by many to be more effective than the traditional panel interview.

Our six Year 13 Medicine applicants along with 27 students from Ealing state schools (Ellen Wilkinson, Cardinal Wiseman, Elthorne Park, Featherstone and Twyford) took part in a two hour session of multi mini interviews.

We took over the Sixth Form Centre and had ten interview stations operating simultaneously, each one probing a different aspect of the applicants. The interviewers included a number of Old Girls and parents (Eimi Howse, Vinnie Datta, Lydia Stevens, Sheila Uppal, and John Keen) along with other guest interviewers (Denise Watson, James Greener, and Negin Oghabi). My colleague Fiona Johnson kindly took a group interview in which four to five students were asked to solve problems amongst themselves. Maddie Deverell, Bella Georgiadis and Clara Dolan, who are Year 12 NHEHS Drama students, carried out a role play.

The students benefited greatly from the experience and the feedback from the interviewers. It was also a great opportunity for them to network. I am very grateful to all the interviewers for offering their services for this valuable practice.

Dr Sheldon, Science University Preparation Co-Ordinator

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