MMI

The Best Ways to Use the Two Minutes Before an MMI Station

The Best Ways to Use the Two Minutes Before an MMI Station

By: Ryan Kelly

You’re about to walk into your first MMI station, and you can feel the interview jitters coming on. Before you enter the room, you’re given a prompt and have two minutes to take notes and gather your thoughts. Piece of cake, right?

How do you spend these two minutes, other than sweating, pacing, and holding down your lunch?

6 Strategies to Make Your Interview Answers More Interesting

6 Strategies to Make Your Interview Answers More Interesting

By: Ryan Kelly

Pre-meds tend to have a lot of substance. They spend hundreds of hours helping patients in the hospital, countless more volunteering for good causes, and even devote themselves, unpaid, to developing research that benefits humanity. It takes character and drive to do these things, and we should appreciate how much good pre-meds do.

The Hardest MMI Stations, Part 3 - "The Outbreak"

The Hardest MMI Stations, Part 3 - "The Outbreak"

By: Ryan Kelly

Warning! Warning! There’s a dangerously adaptive, highly resistant viral outbreak in your vicinity. It’s up to you, and a small courageous team of healthcare professionals, to isolate and nullify the threat. You must act quickly before the virus spreads and infects the majority of the population.

What will be your first steps of action, before the well-being of humanity is compromised?

Highly Recommended: How to Strike Your “Power Pose” During an Interview

Highly Recommended: How to Strike Your “Power Pose” During an Interview

By: Ryan Kelly

During interview preparation, pre-meds scramble to research every possible question or scenario they might encounter. They practice and rehearse their answers over and over again, in hopes of eliminating verbal tics and finding that perfect pace and delivery.

But crafting and delivering your verbal response is only half the battle.

5 Creative Ways to Improve Your Interview Skills

5 Creative Ways to Improve Your Interview Skills

By: Ryan Kelly & Rob Humbracht

Most pre-meds start preparing for their interview a few weeks before their actual interview at a medical school. If you’re adept at talking to strangers and feel comfortable thinking on your feet, this approach will work just fine for you.
In our experience, though, most pre-meds aren’t. Many pre-meds lack the basic skills to succeed in the interpersonal interview (to say nothing of the MMI). Others COULD be good interviewers but get undermined by a lack of confidence or a surfeit of anxiety.