Mayo Clinic Alix School Medicine Interview Questions

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Mayo Clinic Alix School Medicine Interview Format

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine conducts two one-on-one interviews. These take place virtually. Each lasts for roughly 30 minutes. They are partially blinded interviews where the interviewers would look at the candidate’s application material regarding activities but not scores. The interviews are very conversational. One of the non-academic areas of assessment is the applicant’s communication and team-based skills.

Assessors can be members of the admissions committee, a faculty member, or a third-fourth year medical student. 

There is also a virtual campus tour offered. 

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Mayo Clinic Alix School Medicine Past MMI Stations & Interview Questions

Teamwork Tasks             

  • What lessons have you learnt from working as a team?
  • Would you share a specific team experience you have encountered where you learnt something new?
  • Describe a situation where you had a conflict with a peer. How did you handle that conflict?

Motivation and Insight into Medicine      

  • What is your largest concern regarding embarking on your medical school journey?
  • Why did you choose to study medicine?
  • How has your X experience contributed to your choice of studying medicine?
  • What concerns do you have about studying at Mayo?

Ethical Dilemmas             

  • What do you think on prescribing a treatment that was a placebo just because the patient wanted a treatment?

Communication Stations              

  • Would you assert that someone of your background went through the challenges you described in your application?
  • How can you describe your research project to a seven-year old kid?
  • Tell me about yourself and background
  • What life challenge have you gone through and how was it like?
  • What situation have you gone through that got you to cry?
  • Describe a time when you had to communicate with a patient or family under difficult circumstances.
  • You have mentioned X in your application, illustrate that further.
  • When was the last time you apologized?

Role Play            

  • How can you describe your research project to a senior researcher?
  • How would your friends describe you?

Prioritisation Tasks         

  • What is your plan if you are not accepted into medical school this year?
  • In some environments, it is important to follow procedures very closely. Describe a situation where you had to do that.

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  • Summarize your application in a couple of sentences.

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