MMI usage in residency interview selection

I came across a paper from Medical Education which discusses the use of Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) in selecting IMG applicants for family medicine residency spots in Alberta.  The authors used the MMI to measure professionalism in their applicants and a 10 pt scale was used to evaluate applicants on their ability to address the objectives of the particular situation at hand, interpersonal skills, suitability for a residency, suitability for family medicine and overall performance.

The results showed that MMI scores correlated positively with verbal communication scores and were significant (r = 0.38, P< 0.01).

The full paper can be found here.

We already know how widespread the MMIs are used in medical school interviews in Canada but it looks like there is a growing trend towards using them in the selection of residency applicants as well!


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