MedView surrounds you with a team of experts to develop your candidacy and prepare for medical school. Our MMI services consist of:
Our MMI Packages consist of Unmatched Resources and Feedback
MedView students are 3.5 times more likely to receive an offer to medical school
Public rating on student satisfaction
A curated MMI reference guide to use throughout to track progress
Simulation interview process to replicate the exact environment of those for medical school
Learn leadership skills and feel confident when speaking
MMI tutoring from top tutors. Work through every module type, and hands on practice with constructive feedback
You are currently a student completing your final VCE exams. You’re not quite sure whether you want to go to university as you aspire to be a concert pianist – your parents however, have different plans for your future. In spite of your career aspirations, your parents want you to study medicine.
In 2007, the American Family Physician Journal published an article exploring the issue of physicians as role models, using a scenario in which an obese physician is offering nutrition and exercise counselling to his obese patient. According to the author’s research, patients have more confidence in health-counselling advice from non-obese versus obese physicians, and physicians with poor personal lifestyle habits are less likely to counsel patients about a healthy lifestyle. Based on these research findings do physicians have a responsibility to act as healthy role models to their patients? Please elaborate.
Moral and Ethical Judgement
You are the head of a committee involved in issuing a donation of $50,000 to a charitable organisation every year. The committee has short-listen three organisations this year, but is having trouble selecting which one will receive the donation. You must decide which charity receives the money, between the following charities:
Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
You are a receptionist in a medical centre. You have found out that a patient, Henry, is HIV positive. He is engaged to the Sandra, the daughter of your good friend, who as far as you are aware of does not know this.
You are a teacher in a rural primary school that is largely composed of indigenous children.There is a state funded program that provides $5000 per month to provide breakfast for the children as many are from disadvantaged background could not afford to be fed in the morning, and there had been a visible improvement in children’s performance now that they are guaranteed to have food in the morning. The president of the school board however, wants to scrap this program, and use the money to buy more books for the school library that had not been updated for two years now. He has stated that, “with a new library it will benefit all children, not just the black ones.”
Australian, New Zealand and Global Health Issues
There has been recent debate regarding the benefits of feeding infants with baby formula as opposed to breast milk as well as the accessibility of baby formula in rural towns. In response, the concept of a breast milk bank has been put forth as a solution – such a bank would receive breast milk donations from women and distributes it to mothers who encounter difficulties with lactation.
In a career where patient interaction, rapport-building, and teamwork are key to your success and professional reputation, the interview as a barrier to entry represents a very important hurdle to overcome. Our MMI support is delivered by our top MMI tutors, all currently studying medicine at the best medical schools in Australia.
What is the MMI?
MMI stands for Multiple Mini Interview, and this is the final hurdle of the journey to medical school entry. They are designed to assess student compatibility to the degree beyond pure academic performance.
Interviews are testing whether you have communication skills which are so essential to being a good doctor.
Who is eligible?
Students are eligible and will be invited for an interview based their scores from either the UCAT or GAMSAT exams.
What happens during the MMI?
During the MMI, an applicant moves from station to station in timed intervals. Each station will be a separate interview to assess a different soft skill. Prior to each interview, students will be given a prompt, normally in text or video format. In the short breaks between each station you are given evaluate the next prompt. These prompts can be interpreted differently and are often intentionally vague to assess how you navigate ambiguous situations.
MMIs will typically be delivered face to face. Some interviewing stations do allow for video conferencing.
How is the MMI evaluated?
During each station, after your interview the interviewer will assess your performance based on the Likert scale from 1-10, where 1 is “Unsuitable for the profession”, and 10 is “Outstanding”. You will not receive any feedback from an interviewer at any time throughout the interview.
These interviewers are not evaluating your pre-existing medical or clinical knowledge, but rather how you communicate, navigate difficult situations, process information, and overall suitability for a position in the medical field.