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MMIs For Ambassadors


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MMIs For Ambassadors

  1. 1. Getting into Medicine The Multi Mini Interview
  2. 2. Interview as part of selection <ul><li>Medical schools are looking for those with the greatest potential </li></ul><ul><li>Academic grades can indicate potential, but there’s more to it </li></ul><ul><li>Two stage process: 1. meet ‘academic’ competency  get called for interview 2. meet ‘all other’ competencies  get offered a place </li></ul><ul><li>Eight key competencies (of which academic ability is one) </li></ul><ul><li>More on competencies later in the presentation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Multi Mini Interviews (MMI) Don’t just tell me, show me <ul><li>An innovative and new way of assessing applicants </li></ul><ul><li>A series of different, short ‘interviews/activities’ rather than a single long interview </li></ul><ul><li>Five minutes in each ‘station’ before moving on to the next </li></ul><ul><li>Range of different activities that could involve: </li></ul><ul><li>- Answering questions </li></ul><ul><li>- Explaining your thinking </li></ul><ul><li>- Role play with an actor </li></ul><ul><li>- Practical tasks </li></ul>
  4. 4. Multi Mini Interviews (MMI) Don’t just tell me, show me <ul><li>Shown to be a better predictor of academic performance and professional behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewers felt MMI was just as fair and accurate as traditional interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewees felt MMI was more fair and more accurate than traditional interview </li></ul><ul><li>Allows admissions team to assess more candidates in a shorter period of time (meaning you find out sooner) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Assessing different competencies Developed from “Tomorrow’s Doctors” General Medical Council Academic ability and intellect Empathy Initiative and resilience Communication skills Organisation and problem solving Team work Insight and integrity Effective learning style
  6. 6. What happens on the day? <ul><li>From Nov 2009 to Mar 2010 we will assess 850+ applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants spend half a day at St George’s (either am or pm) </li></ul><ul><li>When not in the MMI, they are with student ambassadors </li></ul><ul><li>They will complete a form detailing work experience - we follow up a random selection </li></ul>
  7. 7. What happens on the day? <ul><li>Eight activities each lasting 5 minutes (40 minutes in total) </li></ul><ul><li>Guided between activities by student ambassadors </li></ul><ul><li>Each activity could be assessing one or more competencies they won’t be told which are being assessed </li></ul><ul><li>Each activity marked separately and independently </li></ul><ul><li>We will do our best to help them feel at ease! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some example MMIs <ul><li>Pack a suitcase for a trip, where the case can only contain half of the items available </li></ul><ul><li>Travelling on the London Underground, one of your friends has become separated from the group – it’s their first time in London – describe your plan of action </li></ul><ul><li>You have a list of 15 individuals, giving their sex, age and occupation – you can save 5 of them from nuclear attack – which 5 and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain to someone with a learning disability how to tell the time using an analogue clock </li></ul><ul><li>Inform your neighbour that you have just (accidentally) run over and killed their cat </li></ul>
  9. 9. Any questions ? Contact us: 0208 725 2333 [email_address] Thank You for Listening