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  1. We are currently two third-year resident physicians with extensive experience in MMI interviews, MMI question development and MMI coaching. We remember how stressful applying to medical school and CARMS interviews can be, so we created a coaching service that can help you excel in your interview and maximize your chances of being accepted to medical school! During our coaching sessions, you will be provided with unique questions based on current events and actual experiences we have encountered as doctors, rather than using the pre-existing question other services use. We allow for sessions to be recorded by you to be reviewed later, and provide typed and verbal feedback, as well as a ranking using a standardized MMI Ranking Form. Furthermore, we provide insight on what you can add or change about your answer to achieve the top percentile of scores (10/10). As resident physicians, we can offer insight on how a physician would approach a difficult patient situation or the current issues affecting our healthcare system. Over the past few years as resident mentors for undergraduate medical students, we have assisted numerous people in achieving their goal of medical school acceptance and matching to their desired residency program! Description: Offering customized, private, one-on-one interview coaching via Zoom or your preferred online platform Goal setting prior to your first session Access to 100 unique MMI scenarios via sessions MMI Interview Preperation Presentation provided to all clients outlining MMI theory, an organized approach for the 6 different types of MMI questions you will encounter including picture and acting stations, a crash course in medical ethics and links to high yield articles and information on current events, COVID, aboriginal health, homelessness, racism, sexism, technology and medicine, the Canadian Health Care System, mental health, transgender health, physician burnout, vaccine hesitancy and many more HIGH YIELD topics that you should review to be prepared for the MMI. Offering full-length mock MMI simulations with detailed feedback and scoring MMI scoring on a scale from 1-10 with each session Rate: $75/hour Availability: Limited availability on evenings and weekends due to the demands of residency, coaching will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Disclaimers: We have signed a confidentiality agreement when we were MMI interviewers, and cannot disclose specific details regarding question content, but can provide insight on the interview process and what distinguishes excellent candidates from average ones. We will not be interviewing for the 2022 MMI as this prohibits you from assisting any potential candidates. With COVID, we can only offer virtual sessions to comply with social distancing. Please email MDinterviewprep1@gmail.com if you are interested. Coaching will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Best of luck in the 2022 interviews to all candidates!
  2. Physician Run MMI Prep Course – 4 Hour Course + 1 hour of private coaching We are currently two third-year resident physicians with extensive experience in MMI interviews, MMI question development and MMI coaching. We remember how stressful applying to medical school and CARMS interviews can be, so we created a coaching service that can help you excel in your interview and maximize your chances of being accepted to medical school. We are offering an efficiently run, and highly effective full day prep course for students preparing for the MMI interviews for medical schools in Canada. We are Canadian trained resident physicians who both have undergone the MMI interview, and were accepted in their first year of application. We have experience with numerous medical school and residency interviews ourselves, have served as MMI Interviewers for a Canadian Medical School, served as Interviewers for the Canadian Medical Association's CARMS Prep Program and mentored numerous undergraduate and medical students on a volunteer basis assisting them with application review, interview preparation and ultimately helping them achieve their goal of matching to medical school/residency. Most importantly, we have the knowledge and experience of a resident physician and can offer insight on how to approach these questions from the perspective of a physician. With these experiences, we feel we have all of the skills to provide you with the best chance of success in the admissions process. Registering for this course will include the following: 1) A 4 hour MMI Prep Session featuring how to approach different MMI Questions, how to structure a strong response, high yield MMI Topics and interactive breakout rooms where we run through answers for common challenging MMI Questions. 2) A 1 hour one on one private coaching session with one of our Resident Physician Interview Coaches. Additional private coaching for $75/hour based on availability. 3) Immediate access to our MD Prep Interview Preparation Presentation (200 slides), a registry of 100 unique practice questions created by our team and our Master List of over 200 free online MMI Questions. 4) Ongoing mentorship and answering of questions via email leading up to your MMI interview. Dates: Friday, February 4, 2022: 4 PM - 8 PM Saturday Feb 5, 2022 8 AM -12PM Saturday, February 5, 2022: 1 PM - 5 PM Cost: Early Bird Registration EXTENDED to January 28, 2022: $250 Register after Jan 28, 2022: $275 Registration deadline Feb 3, 2022 Capacity: Each session will be limited to a maximum of 10 people, registration will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Registration: Please send an email to Mdinterviewprep1@gmail.com to register. You will receive access to our MMI Prep Resources and Powerpoint once your registration is complete. Best of luck in the 2022 Interview Process!
  3. Hey everyone! One of the best ways you can prepare for your upcoming MMI is by doing interview practice. There are lots of free resources with mock MMI questions and we have compiled a Master List of 200 Questions (resources cited) of the free questions that can be found online. While these are a great place to start, many of these questions are quite outdated. In fact, they are the same questions we used 8 years ago to prep for our MMI interview. When you are practicing with your peers, try to create your own questions based on current events and issues in our healthcare system. Outlined below are some realistic practice MMI questions we have created based on our experiences as MMI Interviewers and the real issues we see every day as resident doctors. Opinion Questions: Due to the increasing cases of COVID in Canada, some provinces now require proof of full vaccination in order for people over the age of 12 to be allowed to do non-essential activities such as going to restaurants, bars, concerts, movies and fitness facilities. While some support this as a public health initiative, others feel it unfairly restricts their personal freedom. What is your opinion on this policy? What are some alternatives? Behavioural Questions: You are a 6th grade teacher who is teaching your students a health class. During the lesson, a student raises their hand and asks “What is masturbation”. The other kids start to laugh, some of them look confused, they are all looking to you to answer. What do you say in response? Communication/Acting Stations: -You are about to speak with a pediatric patient’s father. His son is 10 years old and has an extremely rare medical condition (prevalence of 1/1,000,000). He is upset as another health care worker spoke to him about getting the COVID vaccine for his son. When he responded with concerns about the risks of adverse events, they replied to him “those are very rare.” He replied, “my son already had an extremely rare condition, and so what is stopping him from getting these rare adverse effects?” Please enter the room and counsel the father. *You do not need to know specific medical knowledge about the COVID vaccine for this station* Curveball Questions: Image Link: https://www.vmcdn.ca/f/files/burnabynow/images/breaking-news/img_0265.JPG;w=960;h=640;bgcolor=000000 Analyze the photo above: -What is this photo about? -What message was the photographer trying to convey? -What are the barriers that Indigenous people face in our society? -What can we do to address these issues? Photo credit: https://www.newwestrecord.ca/local-news/new-westminster-memorial-remembers-215-children-found-buried-at-kamloops-residential-school-3826043 Personal Questions: -Communication is an important skill for being a physician, and one of CANMEDs Framework components. Please discuss what three experiences have shaped your communication skills? We hope you find these mock MMI questions helpful for your practice, and if you haven’t started already, practicing with your peers is one of the best ways you can prepare. There are lots of free resources online to help you with your prep, but if you are interested in taking a formal Interview Prep Course or seeking one-on-one coaching from resident physicians who have been through the interview process and had experience as interviewers, email Mdinterviewprep1@gmail.com. Best of luck with your 2022 Interviews! Master List of Online MMI Questions_.pdf
  4. Hello everyone! Would anyone like to practice for McGill's MMI? The interviews will be held in April, but it would be nice to prepare early. Both French and English are fine.
  5. Part 2: What you should know 1. What does “communication” or “rapport” really mean? Communicator: Professional relationships with the patient for trust and autonomy to convey empathy, respect, and compassion. Communicators understand that biases and values of patients and colleagues may affect quality of care. Modifications are made accordingly. For example, consider the following question: Do patients who have beliefs against medical procedures have the right to reject vital treatment? (I.e.: Jehovah's witness and blood transfusion). How would you respond? I believe that a good answer would take the patient’s unique culture and heritage into account. Remember that competent adults have autonomy. As future physicians treating competent patients, we must accommodate the patient’s wishes. This may seem dark at first. But recall that the opposite, paternalism (deciding for the patient) is autocratic and dictatorial. Would you prefer to live in a society where healthcare professionals force-fed you medication telling you that it is for your own good, or would you rather have the right to decide? The latter is obviously the correct answer. In addition to the above, an excellent communicator must respond to non-verbal behaviors, manage emotionally charged conversations, and is adaptive to unique needs of patients and their conditions. This means that you are empathic enough to view the situation from the eyes of others. Synthesize information from patient and family's POVs: from family (with patient's consent), gather psychosocial and biomedical information from interviews. 2. Should I “be myself?” Of course you should be as authentic as possible during the interview. Interviewers can spot lies based on your body language. Honesty often aligns with confidence. However, that does not mean that you should not work on changing some aspects of yourself. This is especially true if you believe that you can improve in any of the following domains: becoming a better communicator, collaborator, leader, scholar and lifelong learner, as well as a health advocate who vouches for the well-being of the population at large. The best way to cultivate the qualities that will help you perform well in the interview is through reviewing practice prompts with a partner frequently. After drilling through some prompts from websites such as those on http://TeachDoctor.com/interview-questions/ or https://www.ucalgary.ca/mdprogram/admissions/mmi/samples, review the ideal responses posted there. How does your answer compare? Are you demonstrating strong communication by viewing the situation from the patient’s point of view? Are you accommodating the patient’s beliefs, socioeconomic status, and values? Compare your answer with a friend and those posted on the website to determine what you must work on. 3. How do I prepare for the acting prompts? There is a certain structure for many acting prompts that you must familiarize yourself with. Typically, you must do the following: 1. Listen to the person without judging them. What are their concerns? How did the situation take place from their shoes? 2. Convey that you understand what they mean. With that said, do not offer false reassurances that may end up promising more than you actually deliver. 3. Demonstrate shared decision making. This is where you convey to the person that you want to work on a solution together. Find common ground with the person. While keeping the above steps in mind, you should also bear in mind that criticism and judgments against the person are not indicators of communication and rapport. This is why you must listen patiently to the other person. Once again, you need to review as many practice prompts as possible. For example, here is a potential question. You are a manager of a chain of restaurants. One 30 year old male worker received a complaint about telling a customer to never come back to the restaurant again. Arguing with customers is against company regulations. You need to lay this person off. What do you do? With the above steps listed, you should listen patiently to the worker’s side of the story. While you must be firm about laying them off, ensure them that you can serve as a reference for other positions if they have other strong points to talk about. Do this calmly and without offering the false hope of rehiring them. Remember that the instructions have been given in the prompt and they clearly indicate that the worker must be fired. However, demonstrate your concern for their wellbeing and future by serving as a reference if they have other strong suits and this was a one-off case. How do you prepare for acting prompts? That is an excellent question. As I previously mentioned, you need to understand what “communication” and “rapport” truly mean. These are qualities that ideal doctors demonstrate at the workplace. Remember that working with others whether they are patients and especially if they are co-workers requires collaboration. You can read more about collaboration in the frameworks of an ideal physician on Queens University’s website (http://www.collaborativecurriculum.ca/en/modules/CanMedsCollaborator/) In addition, you must expose yourself to as many practice scenarios as possible for acting prompts. Try acting them out with a partner and listen to their impression of how it went. You can find plenty of prompts at http://TeachDoctor.com/interview-questions/ or on the sites of many Canadian universities that have any healthcare programs that interviews its students in a multiple mini interview (MMI) format such as https://www.ualberta.ca/physical-therapy/msc-in-physical-therapy/admissions/application-requirements/sample-mmi-questions. As with the previous part of this guide, I emphasized how practice makes progress. You must be responsible enough to practice these interview prompts on a consistent basis. Find a partner to practice with. Ideally, have a model response to compare your answers to and have your partners provide feedback. Let me know if you have any questions. The above are simply answers to "high-yield" questions that others may have.
  6. Hey if anyone wants to practice for the MMI on the uofa campus please send me a message.
  7. Hi, I was not successful this past year applying to Dalhousie medical school and I am planning on applying again next year. I'm looking for an MMI partner to practice over Skype, Facetime or in person here in the Halifax library. Let me know if you are interested.
  8. Does anyone have any MMI practice sessions running or would like to run some at UofA or in Edmonton? Please PM me. Thanks!
  9. Hello, Are there fellow interviewees located in Edmonton interested in having a practice MMI group? If so, please send me a PM. We can set something up. Thanks.
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