The University of Auckland Medicine Interview Tips

Advice & Insight From Interview Specialists

  1. Ensure that you are familiar with a variety of subjects such as Maori Health, Health Policy and Ethical issues (e.g. the End of Life Bill). The New Zealand Ministry of Health has many initiatives currently in place to improve the poor health outcomes for Maori and Pasifika citizens. This due to the fact that these groups are over-represented in the statistics for many lifestyle diseases such as obesity, certain cancers and type-2 diabetes. Therefore you should expect a strong focus on any initiatives relevant to these groups.
  2. Knowledge of some of the basic Maori terms that may arise in questions would be of huge benefit, for example, Powhiri (a Maori welcoming ceremony).
  3. Review past Auckland Medicine Interview Questions and practice answering these questions in as similar an environment as possible is useful to make sure you are prepared for the style of questions, timing, and intensity of interviews.
  4. Expect to be asked questions relevant to Pharmacy, Optometry, Dentistry and Medicine as applicants from each of these attend the same MMI, and thus are asked the same questions. 
  5. Ensure that you have a structured approach for each of the 12 MMI Station formats, with an awareness of how to implement the following MMI techniques:
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