If you are preparing for an upcoming Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), this page offers free MMI Questions to help you practice.

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Instructions:

  1. Take 2 minutes to read and consider the PROMPT
  2. Take 8 minutes to answer the PROMPT (or other exact length of time that you will be given for each MMI station by your institution. Length varies by each university/organization conducting the MMI).

Station #1:

PROMPT (Read and consider for 2 minutes):

A close friend in your 1st-year medical school class tells you that his mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. He feels overwhelmed by his studies and is considering dropping out of medical school to spend more time with his mother. How do you counsel your friend?

YOUR RESPONSE: (Speak for 8 minutes)

Station #2:

PROMPT (Read and consider for 2 minutes):

Joe is a pizza delivery worker. The pizza shop he works for has a 30 minutes or less delivery guarantee or else the customer does not have to pay. On Joe’s most recent delivery, he spots a woman bleeding on the street. There is no one else around and the woman seems to be unable to move by herself. However, Joe knows that if he returns empty handed again, he will be fired from this job he most desperately needs. What do you think Joe should do? Justify your solution in terms of practicality and ethical considerations.

YOUR RESPONSE: (Speak for 8 minutes)

Station #3:

PROMPT (Read and consider for 2 minutes):

“Liberation Therapy” (LT), a vascular operation developed to potentially cure multiple sclerosis (MS) in certain patients, has recently come under very serious criticism – delaying its widespread use. Among other experimental flaws, critics cite a small sample size in the original evidence used to support LT. As a healthcare policy maker, your job is to weigh the pros and cons in approving novel drugs and therapies. Please discuss the issues you would consider during an approval process for LT.

YOUR RESPONSE: (Speak for 8 minutes)

 

Station #4:

PROMPT (Read and consider for 2 minutes):

Because of federal and provincial subsidy policies and return-of-service agreements, international medical graduates (IMGs) now make up an increasingly large proportion of rural doctors. As a consequence, the shortage of doctors in rural areas has prompted many family medicine residencies to increase their quotas for IMGs in their programs. Effectively, this development is leading to a relative reduction in spots available for Canadian medical graduates. Please discuss the pros and cons of such a development.

YOUR RESPONSE: (Speak for 8 minutes)

 

Station #5:

PROMPT (Read and consider for 2 minutes):

Discuss one of your pastimes outside of school and how the skills you acquired from this activity will help you in your career.

YOUR RESPONSE: (Speak for 8 minutes)

Station #6:

PROMPT (Read and consider for 2 minutes):

You are a family physician seeing Jane, a 67 year old woman with a recent history of multiple fragility fractures. You diagnose her with osteoporosis and prescribe some bisphosphonate drugs and other pharmacological treatments. Jane tells you that she has heard some good things over the internet about alternative medicine treatments such as Chinese medicine, and she is adamant on trying these as well. You are concerned about the use of these alternative medicine treatments and the possible negative effects they could have on Jane’s health. How would you handle the situation and what would you recommend Jane do? Discuss any ethical considerations that are present.

YOUR RESPONSE: (Speak for 8 minutes)

Station #7:

PROMPT (Read and consider for 2 minutes):

You are on the committee for selecting a new Dean of Science. What characteristics and/or qualities would you look for when selecting an effective dean?

YOUR RESPONSE: (Speak for 8 minutes)

Station #8:

PROMPT (Read and consider for 2 minutes):

In June 2011, the infamous Vancouver riots took place after their hockey team lost in the Stanley Cup Finals. Stores were ransacked and cars were burned. Hundreds of people were injured and sent to overcrowded hospitals. As the police chief in Vancouver, what measures or policies would you put in place to make sure this does not happen again?

YOUR RESPONSE: (Speak for 8 minutes)

Station #9:

PROMPT (Read and consider for 2 minutes):

Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile) is a type of bacteria that increases its activity with most antibiotic use, and is therefore very difficult to treat. Research shows that the most effective way to prevent the spread of infection is frequent handwashing. However, many people have flat-out refused to wash their hands in hospitals. The government is contemplating passing a policy to make it mandatory for people entering hospitals to wash their hands or else risk not being seen by doctors and being escorted out of the building against their will. Do you think the government should go ahead with this plan? Consider and discuss the legal, ethical or practical problems that exist for each action option and conclude with a persuasive argument supporting your decision.

YOUR RESPONSE: (Speak for 8 minutes)

 

Station #10:

PROMPT (Read and consider for 2 minutes):

Discuss an experience that allowed you to learn something important about yourself. How will this lesson help you succeed in your career?

YOUR RESPONSE: (Speak for 8 minutes)

 

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