Interview Information

Applicants will be notified regarding interviews by mid of February through University of Alberta email accounts only. If you do not frequently check your U of A email account, please have your account forwarded to your regular email account.


Interview Dates

2017 Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Dates:  March 18 & 19, 2017

Interview Format

The interview format is the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). In this format, the interviewed candidate will be exposed without interruption to a series of stations, each of which will take 10 minutes to complete.  The MMI has been shown to be both reliable and valid for measuing the non-cognitive traits of candidates.

At each station, the candidate will be provided with a question, and given two minutes to read the question and formulate a response. After these two minutes, the candidate will provide their response to an interviewer for the remaining eight minutes before moving quickly to the next station.

The interviewer will evaluate each candidate's performance in relation to the question at their station.  The questions are designed to evaluate the candidate's abilities in critical thinking, ethical decision making, communication skills, cultural awareness, professionalism and general knowledge of the healthcare system. 

On the day of the interview, there will be an opportunity to ask questions about the medical school and its program as well as meet with medical students.

The MMI constitutes a significant component of the selection process.