We’ve been holding multi-mini interview (MMI) simulation for our Lower Sixth Medicine and Veterinary Medicine applicants – a format used by most Medicine and Veterinary Medicine schools… also known as “speed-dating” interviews! With only seven minutes for each time slot, every candidate met each interviewer before moving on to the next one for a true grilling. With the help of four Upper Sixth volunteers (Fadeelat Alli, Alice Summerfield, Cleo Turner and Xanthia Woltjer), and one ex-student (Joseph Wakefield), we set up five interview stations in the Biology Lab to test a variety of skills ranging from empathy and integrity to communication, logic and reasoning, and of course, academic ability. Our four candidates (Tony, Michael & Nikola for Medicine, and Honor for Veterinary Medicine) made the rounds in a very intense session that was followed by useful and comprehensive feedback.
Yesterday we also had Dr. Louise Hoult, a General Practitioner, conducting the fourth and last of this term’s external mock interviews for our medical / vet applicants. These mock interviews are a great opportunity to give our students the best competitive advantage as they prepare for their university applications.