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Monash Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) program

Medical student admissions

MMI interviews

At Monash University, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are used as part of the selection process for entry into the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine program.

Volunteering as an MMI interviewer is a rewarding experience that allows you to contribute to the selection process of future doctors and healthcare professionals. It is only through the participation of volunteer interviewers from various backgrounds that we are able to run this important aspect of the admission selection process.

Please explore the website to further understand what is involved, how the interviews are conducted, the essential training provided and how to register your interest.

We look forward to having you on board.

Why are medical interviews important?

Success in medicine requires more than academic competence.

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) is used to explore and assess the core competencies and personal qualities that are important indicators of how an applicant will interact with patients and colleagues as a physician. For applicants it is an opportunity to showcase themselves as more than the culmination of their academic achievements.

The MMI at Monash University is conducted entirely online via Zoom and consists of a number of scenarios and associated questions focusing on one or more of the following domains: advocacy, collaboration, critical thinking, empathy, ethical reasoning, motivation, and resilience.

Who can be an interviewer?

We need interviewers from a broad cross-section of the community. As an interviewer, you will not need to assess any clinical knowledge and are not expected to hold such knowledge yourself. What we are looking for is interviewers with life experience and an understanding of communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills to assess an applicant's personal values.

To participate as an MMI interviewer, you will need to meet the following minimum criteria:

  • have a computer with a camera and microphone;
  • have a stable internet connection;
  • have had experience using Zoom and sharing your screen; and,
  • have access to a private area with no disruptions for the duration of the interview process.

Please note, you cannot be an MMI interviewer if you:

  • intend to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at Monash University within the next 2 years;
  • have a close family member who is intending to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at Monash University within the next two years;
  • are currently working in a high school or as a guidance counsellor for high school students; or,
  • are involved, in any way, in coaching and/or advising future applicants with regards to medicine interviews.

What does being an interviewer involve?

We understand that your time is valuable. To make this process as convenient as possible, Monash runs MMI interviews entirely online using Zoom and interviewers can schedule their availability via our online tool.

Before you can interview, you must first complete a training session that explains your role as an interviewer, how to assess and score applicants, and what to expect on the day. The training session takes one hour and is delivered online. Training sessions are offered throughout the year, prior to our main interview rounds in July, September, and December. An online refresher resource is also provided to trained interviewers annually which contains any updates or changes to the MMI process.

Once you have attended training, you will be sent an invitation to participate in MMIs for the upcoming admission cycle. The minimum time commitment is a half day; morning interview sessions run from 9am – 1pm and afternoon sessions from 1 – 5pm.

Participation in the MMI process is voluntary and there is no remuneration for your time. All interviewers who participate in MMIs will receive a certificate of participation.

Get involved

If you would like to volunteer as an interviewer, please follow the instructions in our Registration Guide.

If you have any further queries, please email us at