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Interview Tips and Advice (Part 1)

31st January 2018

Interview Tips and Advice (Part 1)

In preparing for something as mammoth as a medical school interview, there are a lot of things to consider. When preparing you have to understand what type of language the interviewers might use, what to include in your answers and how you can respond both verbally and through your body language.   General advice for medical interviews • Walk into the room with a big smile. • Be confident, ...

 

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One on one with a medical school interviewer

31st January 2018

One on one with a medical school interviewer

I was fortunate enough to have jumped through the hurdles that lie on the way to medical school, and there are quite a few benefits on the other side. One of these is being able to talk to doctors, health professionals or community members that have had previous experience as interviewers. The following is an excerpt from a conversation I had with a past interviewer to understand what they are ...

 

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MEDICAL INTERVIEW TIPS: WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

31st January 2018

MEDICAL INTERVIEW TIPS: WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

Delivering coherent answers in a medical interview is no easy feat, but unfortunately, that is only half the battle. The interviewer is trying to see if you have the qualities that would make a good medical student and more importantly, a good doctor. These qualities can include being resilient, motivated and self-aware. And thus, the questions and/or activities they ask of you are all trying ...

 

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Preparing for the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

31st January 2018

Preparing for the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

Receiving an interview offer brings you one step closer to gaining a spot in medical school. The hard work, however, is not yet over! Interview preparation will maximise your opportunity to secure a place as a medical student. Some applicants believe that there is no point in doing preparation for the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), as they believe that performance in the interview is solely b ...

 

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Sample MMI question: A Contemporary Issue Scenario

31st January 2018

Sample MMI question: A Contemporary Issue Scenario

Scenario: Vaccinations are an important part of an individual’s immunity and keeping a community safe from disease. It is ideal that all children get immunized at the appropriate age to prevent contraction of preventable diseases. However, there are some in Australia that oppose vaccination. They argue the harm of vaccinations outweigh the benefits, and the lack of freedom of choice in how th ...

 

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31st January 2018

MMI Sample Question Two - a difficult dilemma.

MMI Sample Question Two - a difficult dilemma.   Jesse is an elite soccer player hoping to obtain a scholarship to a US college after finishing high school. A week out from the most important match of the year, Jesse is diagnosed with a severe navicular stress fracture. He wants to be able to play in the tournament and tells you that without an appearance he will not be considered by US coll ...

 

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31st January 2018

Sample Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) question

An example Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) question: Imagine you are the principal of a large, respected school. There has been an allegation that a humiliating film of a young disabled person has been circulating on the Internet. Two final year students are up before you to explain their actions in the creation of the video. The video appears to show a young person with intellectual impairment ...

 

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31st January 2018

Monash Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

Monash Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Format Multi station Mini Interviews or Bellringer Interviews are used by Monash University and the University of Western Sydney. They are also used by Australian National University, Sydney University, Deakin University and Wollongong University for selection into graduate entry medicine. The following information provides some guidelines on the format ...

 

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LMS Update - New Highlighter

2nd January 2018

LMS Update - New Highlighter

We have recently made some changes to the highlighter feature in our drills and exams, to make it slightly more useful! Firstly, you will now need to click on the highlighter to be able to highlight text: Afterwards, you will then notice the new highlighter cursor appears, meaning you are in “highlighting mode”: Now, simply click on the question and drag your mouse, release the mouse, and t ...

 

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Famous Australian Doctors: Great Models for Aspiring Students

24th October 2017

Famous Australian Doctors: Great Models for Aspiring Students

Medical interviews Congratulations to those who got a medical interview. It is a good idea to prepare for the interview. You may need to have examples of role models during the interviews. If you need some some inspiration for finding your role model, we have found some inspiring doctors below. These short biographies of their notable work will be great for medical interviews.  Remember, Med ...

 

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