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Multiple Mini Interviews

All Allied Health programs have Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) as part of their admission process.

WHAT IS MULTIPLE MINI INTERVIEWS (MMI)?

In an MMI, applicants will complete a 1.5 hour circuit of approximately eight, 10-minute mini-interview stations, rotating from station to station. At each station, candidates will be presented with a ‘scenario’ or question. They will then have the opportunity to discuss with an interviewer before proceeding to the next station.

MMI utilizes multiple stations where each station is comprised of a scenario designed to evaluate a candidate’s core traits/competencies critical to success in health care professions. This includes competencies such as problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, responsibility, ethical and moral judgement, self-awareness, conflict resolution and management skills. Applicants have essentially 7 to 8 minutes to respond. Once completed, the interviewer rates the applicant in predetermined areas using a rubric and rating scale. In the end, the scores from all stations are totaled for an overall score for each applicant. Applicants are then ranked accordingly and offered a seat in the program.

Applicants who have applied to more than one AHS program will only participate in one Multiple Mini Interview session.

WHAT MIGHT I SEE IN AN MMI SCENARIO?

As in any examination process, the actual scenarios will remain confidential. Here is one example.
Recently, the Prime Minister of Canada raised the issue of deterrent fees (a small charge, say $10, which everyone who initiates a visit to a health professional would have to pay at the first contact) as a way to control health care costs. The assumption is that this will deter people from visiting their doctor for unnecessary reasons.
Consider the broad implications of this policy for health and health care costs. For example, do you think the approach will save health care costs? At what expense?
Discuss this issue with the interviewer.

NON-COGNITIVE QUALITIES

Being a healthcare practitioner is a moral undertaking, and our admission process aims to admit students:

Who will in their behaviors reflect the following attributes

  • Responsibility
  • Empathy
  • Integrity

Who will in their professional relationships

  • Take responsibility for their actions
  • Act ethically
  • Act in a collegial and collaborative manner
  • Be reflective
  • Be reliable
  • Be trustworthy and honest
  • Demonstrate respect for others
  • Maintain confidences

We aim to admit students who will

  • Be self-directed learners
  • Be an integral part of an interprofessional healthcare team
  • Be willing to self-assess
  • Be willing to work hard
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate ability to manage time
  • Demonstrate ability to tolerate stress
  • Demonstrate good judgement
  • Recognize and respect the roles of other healthcare disciplines

On the Day of your Interview:

  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your start time.
  • Bring a piece of photo identification. You do not need to bring anything else. We will have a coatroom to leave your belongings, but you are not permitted to bring anything into the MMI other than what we give you.
  • Avoid wearing perfume and scented products.

The Academic Success Centre offers optional Workshop/Information Sessions for the MMI during the month of March. Information about the workshop is emailed to applicants.

Please note:
Any applicant requiring accommodation for a documented disability for the MMI must notify the Allied Health Sciences Department in writing 5 business days prior to the first interview date at ahsadmissions@rrc.ca. Complete documentation must be provided to support the request.

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