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What are the Most Important Stations for MMI Interviews?

What are MMIs?

MMI stands for Multiple mini interviews. In this type of short assessment, you answer a variety of MMI questions and demonstrate various skills. This interview is divided into different stations, usually 4 to 10 stations depending upon the university. Each station lasts for 10 minutes or less.

In our MMI interview course, we have designed an MMI question bank which will help you to understand the process thoroughly. You’ll see different questions at different stations and hence, different interviewers. None of them will be aware of your previous performance. In this way, you will have different chances to impress your interviewer.

Which Dental Colleges Take MMI Interviews?

We have collected some of the renowned dental universities, for which you can take our MMI interview course:

  • Aberdeen University
  • Birmingham University
  • Cardiff University
  • Glasgow University
  • King’s College London
  • Leeds University
  • Liverpool University
  • Manchester University
  • Plymouth University
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Central Lancashire
MMI Question Bank

MMI Stations

As it is said before, there are 4 to 10 stations. Each station has different interviewers and hence, different types of questions. Following are some of the stations you might encounter while solving your MMI question bank.

  1. Role Play

The MMI acting station is another name for the MMI role-play station. You have to act out a specific situation with an actor.

The scenario typically lasts five to seven minutes and may entail you breaking terrible news, conveying an outcome, or doing another activity where you must demonstrate empathy.

For example, you’re doing a dental surgery and you have taken out the wrong tooth. You have to tell this to your patient.

Don’t take it as acting but as a real life problem. You have to show your ethics and professionalism. Therefore, be very careful.

  1. Ethics

In this section, the interviewer will ask questions related to your ethical values. Be sure to examine both sides of the question objectively and from a balanced perspective while discussing ethical issues.

It is also necessary for you to get familiar with 4 core principles of medical ethics. These are:

  • Beneficence
  • Nonmaleficence
  • Autonomy
  • Justice

Examples of ethical questions include, just one liver is available right now, although two people require liver transplants. Which would you choose: a 26-year-old welfare recipient who is a mother of three or a 64-year-old retired politician who is a recovering alcoholic?

  1. Manual Dexterity

The literal meaning of manual dexterity means doing complex tasks with hands skillfully and quickly. Taking up a hobby that involves utilising your hands in a finely coordinated way might be the most straightforward approach to achieving this. Fine hand-eye coordination is also needed for some medical instruments.

Given that this skill can be developed with practice, you should get started as soon as possible. In your UCAS personal statement, you must discuss your manual dexterity abilities.

Art and painting, sculpture, sewing, and knitting are a few examples.

  1. Empathy

Empathy is the most sought after skill in today’s medical interviews. Make it obvious that you recognise that empathy and people skills are just as necessary for a doctor as scientific knowledge and that you do not regard them as less significant. 

Avoid emphasising the advantages of being empathetic in your responses rather than discussing the advantages of appearing empathetic. It’s a trait that doctors should genuinely possess rather than pretend to have to “check a box” as part of their duties.

Blackstone Tutor’s MMI Question Bank

Roleplay

  • You have been assigned to work with a surgeon whom you suspect has been drinking before surgery. You have to talk about this to the surgeon without damaging your relationship with him and making sure that your colleague does not work while he is drunk.
  • A teenage girl insists on talking to you alone. She wants you to give her birth control and not tell her parents about it. You have to make a decision that not only honours the girl’s request but also is in her best interest. You must also take the concept of decision-making competence into account. You must determine whether she can comprehend the choice she is making, her degree of knowledge, and some possible alternatives.
  • A 6 year old kid is brought to you after being diagnosed with leukaemia. He insists on asking why he is in hospital but his parents have asked you not to tell him. He recovers due to proper treatment but at 13, he relapses. You are presented with the same condition except he is much more interested in his condition. He visits you personally after finding out about his leukaemia and asks you to stop treating him and not tell his parents. What will you do?
  • You are given a page of information listing approximately 15 possible beneficiaries for a single organ donation and informed that you must make a choice right now. The patients’ ages, medical histories, socioeconomic backgrounds, and lifestyles are very different (e.g. some smoke, some drink, some regularly exercise etc.). You must decide who should receive the organ and justify why that person is the best choice.
MMI Question Bank

Ethics

  • Two patients need liver transplant but only one liver is available. One patient is a 64 year old lady while the other one is a 26 year old boy recovering from alcohol consumption. Whom would you choose to organ transplant and why?
  • In your apartment, you are seated on the couch, eating dinner and watching TV. Suddenly, from the flat next door, you start to hear what sounds like yelling and shouting in a language you can not understand. You lower the TV so you can hear what’s happening but can’t determine what is being spoken. There is an increase in yelling and shouting, followed by a loud “boom.” Then there is complete silence. What comes to mind first? How would you react in this circumstance?
  • Your office has started receiving more frequent visits from one of your female students. You also get the impression that she is overly friendly and revealing too much about her personal life with you. Whenever she comes, she offers you a coffee and inquires about your weekend plans. What are your duties as a professor to do? Why?

Empathy

  • How would you inform a patient that a new blood sample is necessary because the previous test’s results were misplaced?
  • How would you, as a doctor, handle a parent who brought their child into an accident and emergency and is angry because they had to wait a long time to be seen?
  • What advice would you give a female patient who is afraid of receiving the HPV vaccine that prevents cervical cancer?
  • You get the chance to conduct your first colonoscopy as a recently graduated junior doctor. The colon is punctured with the colonoscope during the procedure, which leaves the patient critically ill and dead two days later. Now that the patient’s family has visited you, how would you handle the circumstance?

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