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In this workshop tailored for the MMI we go over, step-by-step, how to approach the different question styles, how to gain all the requisite skills in becoming a doctor and more! The teaching will be based on a complimentary, high-quality MedView workbook - for you to jot down notes, read our practical tips and for you to answer "homework" questions. With the workshop, you'll get a FREE 2.5 hour realistic MMI mock, hosted by current medical students or former interview staff who have studied/ trained at Auckland's School of Medicine.
The 10-hour, 2-day workshop consists of a six-hour module to go through the different MMI stations, a 2-hour module for the acting station, and a 2-hour practical module for hands-on practice.
Awareness of Profession
Why do you want to do medicine?
This module will help you answer this often difficult but extremely common interview question in a way that makes your answer interesting, honest and effective. We will also give you an inside glimpse at the life of a doctor and how relevant this is to the interview.
Speaking Like a Doctor
Key verbal and non-verbal communication skills
One of the most important aspects of the interview is not what you say but how you say it. This module develops key verbal and non-verbal communication skills that you need to stand out.
Self Awareness and Management/ Leadership skills
Your personal profile
Often questions about yourself can be the hardest to answer, but they are also among the most important for the interviewers in getting to know who you really are. In this module, we will go through some strategies to prepare for answering questions about yourself, while also practicing answering these questions. This module will also look into key skills required to manage situations and lead, and look at the best way to demonstrate these to an interviewer in a MMI format.
Moral and Ethical Judgement
This module will examine strategies behind answering difficult ethical scenarios in the interview context, giving you a framework to work through any ethical issue to answer these questions with maturity and depth.
Cultural Awareness- Ethnicity and the Interview
This module looks at the interaction between ethnicity and health, in particular, focusing on the Treaty of Waitangi and racial inequalities. Ethnicity plays a significant role in medicine in New Zealand and the interview. This module is all about addressing questions around topics such as the treaty, which many students fear in the interview.
The New Zealand Health System and Policies
This module will get you up to date on health issues, policy and current events and give you a framework to answer difficult questions on these hot topics.
The Acting Station
A two hour intensive designed to prepare you for the infamous acting station of the MMI, which often trips up even the best prepared students.
The Interview in Practice
We put everything you learnt in the workshop together and convert your theory to practice. Students are broken into groups of 3-4, and then work closely with one of the tutors, practising interview questions and receiving individualised feedback. This session runs for two hours, also giving plenty of time for students to ask the tutors any specific questions about concepts or medicine in general.
"Firstly, I would definitely continue the inclusive classroom environment that MedView created. They created an atmosphere right from Flying Start all the way to the MMI interview training session where I always felt comfortable to pitch in my ideas, even if they were not necessarily correct. The tutors were excellent in the way that they would give hints and guide us towards the correct solutions but encouraged us as a class to discuss. Through this, personally I was able to gain knowledge and ideas from multiple different perspectives which was immensely helpful particularly during the interview training workshops." - A.G. (Accepted into UoA Medical School)
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