What is an MMI?

Multiple mini interviews (MMIs)  are used to assess an applicant’s personal qualities. Many medical schools in Australia and around the world use MMIs to choose applicants whose values align with their mission and vision.  Applicants move through a number of stations with different assessors giving them a score. These scores contribute to the applicant’s overall admissions rank.

Face to face MMI interview

Virtual MMI interview

What does the MMI assess?

The MMI aims to assess the applicant’s personal qualities, such as empathy, integrity, adaptability and verbal communication skills. Evaluations of the use of MMIs have shown they have  high interrater reliability and good predictive validity. 

How do they work?

An applicant moves from station to station with short breaks between each station. A bell will announce the beginning and end of each station.  Further information will be provided to applicants invited to interview on what to expect on the day.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, MMIs were held virtually using the Zoom videoconference platform. 

The experience of the MMIs over videoconference is similar to the in-person MMIs. Each circuit will include the same number of stations and interviewers.

Where will the interviews be held?

Interviews for 2022 entry

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with restrictions in place to control the COVID-19 pandemic, all applicants will complete their interviews for 2022 entry via videoconferencing using the Zoom platform.

How are applicants selected for interview?

As we have limited number of interview places available, we will issue invitation to attend an interview on the basis of the following:

  • Domestic Graduate Entry: GAMSAT and GPA
  • International: MCAT or GAMSAT and GPA
  • MD Ochsner: MCAT and GPA
  • Provisional Entry: UCAT or ISAT