Multiple Mini Interviews

These materials are provided to assist in self-guided practice for Multiple Mini Interviews.

Practice Guide for Candidates

Practice responding to sample questions with a partner. Here’s a guide to get you started:

Get Ready

  • Compile and make two printed copies of a range of sample questions (general and health related). There are many sample questions online. See Resources at the bottom of this page for a list of websites.
  • Preview and consider the sample questions.
  • Ask a friend or family member to act as the interviewer and schedule at least 30 minutes for a practice session.

Practice

  • Explain the interview format to your interviewer if they are not familiar with it.
  • Give your interviewer two printed copies each of the questions you would like to practice. Once you are comfortable with the interview process you could ask your interviewer to bring their own questions (questions you have not seen) to the session.
  • Ask your interviewer to randomly select a sample question and to give you one copy face down on the table and to keep the other for their reference. They will need to have their own copy in order to provide you with prompts or ask follow up questions i.e. Can you tell me more about that? What might be an opposing view on this issue? Is there anything else you would like to add etc.,
  • When you are ready to begin the interview, set a timer for two minutes. Start the timer, flip over the question and consider the question. Make notes to guide your response on your printed copy if you like. Stick strictly to the 2 minutes given for this part of the interview. You can take more than the two minutes allotted, but you will then have less time to speak about the question with the interviewer.
  • When the two minutes are up, set a new timer for 7 minutes.
  • Start the timer, greet the interviewer and summarize the question/scenario to begin your response. Consider the issue from multiple perspectives; give your opinion and support it using ideas and examples from your general knowledge of Canadian culture and society and your personal experience, if relevant.
  • Do not speak for more than the allotted time. Allow at least one additional minute after you have spoken for the interviewer to ask a follow up question.
  • Answer the follow up question, summarize your main ideas and thank the interviewer.
  • Having fun yet? Repeat these steps with another question.

Things to remember!

  • Refer to email from Allied Health Sciences for instructions and registration information.
  • Student ambassadors will guide you through the process.
  • Be yourself!
  • Come well rested and BE ON TIME!
  • Relax – and practice relaxing.
  • Dress like you’re going to an interview.
  • If one station doesn’t go well – move on. That’s why we have multiple stations.

Resources

The following is a compilation of MMI resources. Please note that Red River College does not endorse nor affiliate with any of the mentioned universities, colleges or training companies. Each respective source is the copyright owner and the material is shared under the fair use clause of Copyright Act.

  1. University of Manitoba
  2. University of Manitoba
  3. University of Calgary
  4. 100 MMI Sample Questions
  5. YouTube – a wide array of videos are available!