Multiple mini-interviews (MMIs) are an integral part of the UniSQ selection process to identify candidates who are suitable to enter the Darling Downs South West Medical Pathway and eventually be a medical doctor in a rural, remote or regional setting. They are designed to assess your verbal communication skills, values and personal qualities such as kindness, compassion, adaptability and integrity. MMIs are widely recognised as an industry best practice method for selecting applicants based on values-based attributes for medicine and allied health degrees.
MMI admission requirements
Invitation to an MMI will be based on the ranking of the aggregate score from the first four sections of the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ).
- The UCAT ANZ Section 5 score will be used as a secondary differentiator to differentiate between applicants with the same UCAT ANZ aggregate score.
- The UCAT ANZ Section 1 score will be used as a tertiary differentiator to differentiate between applicants with the same Section 5 score.
To the extent possible, an equal number of applicants (other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants) will be selected to participate in MMIs from the following areas:
- Darling Downs and South West Queensland;
- areas classified MM 2 to MM 7 under the MMM classification; and
- any other applicants who wish to be considered.
What happens during MMIs?
Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the interviews will be conducted via video conferencing. MMIs are broken down into eight (8) stations (mini-interviews) lasting around 10 minutes each. At each station, you will be presented with a scenario by an interviewer and you have two minutes to consider your response in silence. You will then have seven (7) minutes to provide your verbal response to each scenario. There will be eight (8) different interviewers, each presenting a different scenario. Your responses to the eight (8) scenarios will be scored by your interviewers and contribute to an overall assessment score and admission ranking.
The expected duration of your interview, including the pre-interview checks, will be two (2) hours. This time includes checking your audio-visual connectivity and identity verification. These interviews will be conducted under exam-like conditions.
Pathway to Medicine student interviews for 2024 will be held 23 - 24 November.