Last week I was a guest on KPCC, Los Angeles’ NPR station, discussing MMIs. You can listen to the broadcast of the segment “You can diagnose, sure, but how’s your bedside manner?” here.
As discussed in the recent New York Times Article “New for Aspiring Doctors, the People Skills Test” Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs), developed in Canada, are being adopted by some U.S. medical schools in lieu of the traditional interview. MMIs consist of a series of 6 to 10 timed stations through which applicants rotate. At each station, the applicant is presented with a question, completes a task, or interacts with an actor based on a scenario. You can read more about MMIs in my article published by the Student Doctor Network “The Multiple Mini-Interview for Medical School Admissions.”