Ethical dilemmas, all-time lows, the intricacies of healthcare policy, patient interactions, and the freakishly sought-after skill of foresight are all fair game for you to tackle at your MMI interviews. What can you do to avoid being stumped? How can you prevent yourself from launching into a ramble? Here is a sample of head-scratching MMI sample prompts and tips on how best to answer these questions.
The unpredictability of the MMI interview is what makes it so challenging and nerve-racking. Past applicants have told us about prompts that asked them about establishing a colony on Mars, so anything goes. However, there are common types of MMI interview questions that are most likely to be asked, so you’ll want to understand and practice them leading up to your MMI. The bad news: the actual content of the MMI questions will be impossible to predict. The good news: each type of MMI question has strategies and formulas that you can apply no matter what the content happens to be.
You will need to find different ways to grasp concepts across your various pre-med courses - trust us, what works for anatomy will not work for physics. Therefore, adaptability is one of the most critical skills you'll need to master to be a successful pre-medical. As the new academic semester is still in its early stages, we think it's an appropriate time to talk about study habits and some resources we believe will be helpful to you. While there are no surefire shortcuts when studying, there are things that you can do to get the most out of your study time, and we will be getting into some study habits that worked for us in organic chemistry and psychology/sociology.
While the pre-med journey is certainly tenuous and competitive, it is crucial to ensure that your precious downtime is spent wisely. Worry not; we have you covered! Here are some recommended books, podcasts, TikToks, and blogs for you to continue preparing for your future as a healthcare professional.
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Join The Savvy Pre-med's 30-Day “No Complaints” Challenge. This is a personal challenge that can help you focus on the big picture of what you are doing and why. It’s directly related to your mindset and success as a pre-med.