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Lyrebird
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:32 am    Post subject: Interview Questions Reply with quote

Just wondering if anyone has done an MMI interview last year? What sort of questions do they ask? Do you have to remember the stuff you studied for the GAMSAT - do they presume you know all the science stuff?

Also has anyone done the Deakin interview last year? Any tips?
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GAMSATtutor
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:01 pm    Post subject: interview Reply with quote

we had to sign a contract

"I will not discuss any of the interview questions with any party"

sorry
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yuyuandmarmar
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lyrebird, there is a thread on www.pagingdr.proboards61.com that has lots of examples of MMI from universities around Australia. Hope they prove useful, but you wont find Deakin ones as interviewees were bound by a confidentiality clause.
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GAMSATtutor
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: interview questions Reply with quote

every uni is different and the questions change each year

if you have prepared an answer and try to fit it to another similar question you might loose marks if it looks like you are not answering the question correctly

make sure that you have an example

for my interview they sent us a doccument on the topics, but there was no way you could prepare because the questions came out of nowhere.

if you have had some life experiences then you will find it easier because you can use these to shape your answers. Nothing exactly, but they can make it way easier. My experience has been surf club and doing volunteer work in health care overseas. It educated me. Oh also if you have been a patient in a hospital.

Maybe go for a walk in a hospital and think about what you would think about as a doctor and they were your patients. That is the kind of stuff they ask.

Write some stuff down and you will think of more.
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Adrian
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience, there were no medically relevant questions. What would be the point of attending medical school if you already knew it all huh?

The kinds of questions they will ask you relate to your social and emotional intelligence.

Oh, and Griffith University used the same questions for years and years, but they've changed now Wink
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GAMSATtutor
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: interview questions Reply with quote

true

but i meant in terms of how you would think about these things as a lay person would.

and also some unis want to see that you have some medical knowledge (that you have actually thought about what you will be encountering/or if you just want a big fat pay packet)

interview questions vary depending on the uni and what they are looking for

i got an unbonded place at a good uni, and I answered with medical knowledge (so this was likely to have been good for my interview score). The questions needed medical knowledge if you wanted to answer them well.

other unis just want to see that you are a moral person.

questions would obviously vary from year to year also
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Lovebite
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plenty of Universities recycled their scenarios last year.....

I know that I had prepped for one of mine. It was EXACTLY the same.

This happened to friends of mine across almost every graduate medicine school across the country! (it surprised me a little that they didn't have a huge bank of scenarios to draw from....)
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Adrian
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I luckily had studied a previous scenario, and it turned out that I got it in my interview.

Bonus!
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yuyuandmarmar
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here. You can prep for an interview by getting a good medical ethics book and reading through scenarios. Anyone who tells you they don't prep for their interviews is probably lying. I know at least one other person (apart from myself) that even studied the photos of the faculty members on the university website so that they could recognised them if they happened to be in their panels. He recognised one of his panel members straight away as a result.
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Lovebite
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yuyuandmarmar wrote:
Same here. You can prep for an interview by getting a good medical ethics book and reading through scenarios. Anyone who tells you they don't prep for their interviews is probably lying. I know at least one other person (apart from myself) that even studied the photos of the faculty members on the university website so that they could recognised them if they happened to be in their panels. He recognised one of his panel members straight away as a result.


wow. thats pretty serious commitment yuyu Wink
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yuyuandmarmar
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What can I say.....both this person and I are serious obsessive nerds Wink
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bulldogs
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yuyuandmarmar wrote:
Same here. You can prep for an interview by getting a good medical ethics book and reading through scenarios. Anyone who tells you they don't prep for their interviews is probably lying. I know at least one other person (apart from myself) that even studied the photos of the faculty members on the university website so that they could recognised them if they happened to be in their panels. He recognised one of his panel members straight away as a result.


did this person get in?
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Kavomatovljem
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:36 pm    Post subject: Thu Aug 20 2009 7 Reply with quote

Oh, I thought you were that other guy who likes Deal or No Deal too. What is your last name?
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ArciaRaf
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject: Interview Questions Reply with quote

All.

During my interview there was no cross-questioning. Only one person was asking questions at a time while others were just watching, but as Sardonic has mentioned that during her interview there was cross-questioning as well. So what does this mean?
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