Become an MMI interviewer

Our MD Program strives to be internationally renowned for the excellence of our education and the quality of our graduates. We aim to provide exemplary education to enable our students to become safe and effective interns and adaptable, life-long learners committed to improving patient and public health. To achieve this goal, it is essential to identify prospective students who have the potential to be outstanding doctors.

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) were introduced into the MD selection process in 2019, and allow assessment of a range of humanistic skills, such as communication, teamwork, empathy, and integrity. These qualities are shown to correlate with performance in the later clinical years of the MD. MMIs are widely recognised as a best practice method to select applicants based on values-based attributes for medical training programs.

We invite our community of stakeholders to participate in the admission process. To successfully run the MMI we need the help of a large team: clinicians, Faculty of Medicine staff, medical students, Health and Behavioural science staff and community members. Your contribution as an interviewer is essential to enable us to undertake this important selection process.

2. What does being an interviewer involve?

To become an MMI interviewer, you must complete a training session to help you understand the role and procedures to ensure a consistent, fair and transparent experience for all applicants.

  • The initial training session is 1-hour and delivered online by the Academic Lead, Medical Student Selection. 
  • Training sessions are offered throughout the year, prior to our main interviewing events in July, September and November. 
  • Follow-up refresher training is provided to trained interviewers annually which is self-paced, and usually takes around 30 minutes to complete.

Once you have attended training, you will be invited to participate in the MMIs for the upcoming admission cycle. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews were held in person at several locations, including the Health Sciences Building, Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit, TRI Building, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and Rockhampton Clinical Unit.  Interviews for our international applicants are conducted via videoconference from our St Lucia and Herston campuses. In 2020, all interviews were conducted via videoconference using the Zoom platform due to COVID-19 restrictions on running face-to-face interviews. For 2021, we will continue to hold all interviews via videoconference. The minimum time commitment is a half day; morning sessions run from 8am – 12.30pm, or afternoon sessions from 1pm – 5.30pm. Dates for 2021 interviews are provided below.

Participation in the MMIs is on a voluntary basis, and there is no remuneration for your time. With refreshments and catering provided for each session, volunteering provides the opportunity to meet other members of the Faculty and wider UQ community.

All interviewers who participate in MMI training and an MMI session will receive a certificate of participation. For registered medical professionals, you can use this to self-report Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points to your relevant College.