MMI Calculation Questions: The Complete Guide
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What are MMI Calculation Tasks?
MMI Calculation Tasks can test a range of different concepts ranging from drug calculations to concentrations, volumes and flow rates. Some medical schools will have one or two calculation questions as an individual station, whereas other medical schools include a number of calculation questions to create a calculation test, as part of the interview process.
How To Prepare For Calculation Questions?
Many of the different calculation questions require an individualised approach and specific techniques rather than a ‘one technique fits all’ approach. We have included a number of these techniques in our MMI Calculation Stations video tutorial which is available to MMI Course attendees and MMI Question Bank subscribers. Additionally, practice makes perfect in these stations- as well as knowledge of techniques, time efficiency is essential given the time pressure in these stations.
A range of past medical school calcualtion questions and model answers are available in the MMI Question Bank.
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What Am I Being Assessed On In MMI Calculation Tasks?
First, and foremost, it is about obtaining the correct answer(s) in the limited time available. When it is not possible to obtain the correct answer, offering logical steps towards the answer with written working can help to score some marks. So make sure that you always include your working, in order to maximise your performance in Calculation Tasks.
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MMI Example Calculation Tasks
You are required to give a patient 4.0g of a new chemotherapy agent Busapar. This comes as a 30% (w/v) solution in bags containing 750ml. What volume of the 750ml bag would you have remaining after preparing the required solution?
Please provide your answer to 2 decimal places.
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You are asked to assist the nursing staff in giving medication to a patient weighing 70kg. The recommended medication dose is 2.5mg/kg. A syringe is prepared containing 350mg in 2ml. What volume of the solution in the syringe do you need to administer?