Multiple Mini Interviews FAQ
What is multiple mini interview (MMI)? Expand
The multiple mini interview (MMI) is an interview format that uses many short independent assessments, typically in a timed circuit, to obtain an aggregate score of each candidate's soft skills. Formally introduced at McMaster University Medical School in 2004, it has been adopted by medical, dental, pharmacy, and veterinary schools around the world.
If invited to participate, how should I dress? Expand
We recommend that you wear professional dress for the MMI interviews.
If invited to participate, what should I bring? Expand
You do not need to bring anything with you to the MMI. Everything needed will be provided for you.
If invited to participate, who will participate in the process with me? Expand
The MMI experience will consist of two distinct parts. You will participate in an interview, which will be an applicant-only interview. While you might bring someone with you to the interview, only the invited applicant will be permitted to be a part of the interview.
You will also participate in an informational visit in which you will have the opportunity to learn more about the UC College of Nursing and interact with current students, faculty, and staff. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a basic simulation in our nursing lab to gain a better understanding of how you’ll learn as a UC Nursing student. During the informational visit the guest(s) that you bring with you will be permitted to accompany you.
Is the MMI required as part of my admission process or can I decline to participate? Expand
The MMI for BSN admission is optional. We understand there are factors that impact an applicant’s ability to participate in an interview on the UC campus, and will take those into consideration if a candidate cannot attend his/her interview.
Will I be denied admission to the program if I do not participate in the interview? Expand
Candidates who decline the opportunity to interview still can be considered for admission, but will not have the opportunity to use the interview process to share additional information that could increase their competitiveness in the selection process.
Why aren’t all applicants required to go through the MMI? Expand
While some candidates’ applications provide enough information for an immediate “admitted/denied” decision, we may need additional information on other applicants to decide on their acceptance into the BSN program. We believe the success of our programs depends on our ability to recruit the most capable candidates, and participating in the MMI gives candidates the opportunity to increase their competitiveness and learn more about their fit with the UC College of Nursing BSN program.
Will submitting my admission application early have an impact on my chances to be invited for an interview? Expand
While submitting your application early does not increase your chances of being invited for an interview, earlier submissions that are deemed appropriate for an interview will have the opportunity to schedule their interviews earlier in the admission season. Waiting longer to submit your application may decrease the choices of interview dates.
When will the interviews take place? Expand
When invited to participate of the process, you will be given choices of dates to schedule an interview. Interviews will begin as early as late October and will conclude in early January. Interviews will be half-day commitments and could take place on a Friday or Saturday morning or afternoon.
If I travel from out-of-town to attend an interview, what are the most convenient locations to stay while in town? Expand
If I am invited for an interview, how long after the interview will I be notified about my admission? Expand
In an effort to assess all candidates collectively, decisions on admission for those who are invited to an interview will be held until all interviews have taken place. Therefore, an admission decision can be expected by late-January.