Each year Monash University interviews close to 1000 applicants for entry into the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD). The interview component is an integral part of our selection process and we rely on community volunteers to undertake this task.
What does the interview process involve?
At Monash, we conduct Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). This process involves each applicant participating in a multiple station circuit with the number of stations depending on the cohort. Undergraduate domestic applicants undertake an eight-station circuit, graduate entry domestic applicants undertake a six-station circuit, whilst all international students undertake a four-station circuit.
Each station consists of a scenario that the applicant is given two minutes to read, followed by a further eight minutes answering five pre-determined questions from the Interviewer which are relevant to that scenario. At the end of each interview, the applicant moves onto the next station which has a new interviewer and a new scenario. The process repeats itself until the circuit is complete.
Without involvement from volunteers, we would not be able to run this vital part of our selection process that provides us with important insights into our applicant pool. Each year we require about 450 volunteers for this process which we need to come from a broad and diverse area of the community. These include:
- Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Services academic and professional staff
- Community members
- Retired staff members
- Faculty Alumni
Interview Dates for 2020 Selection
For the 2020 selection period for the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD), we will be conducting interviews on the following days:
International Student Interviews
- Friday 22nd November 2019 - afternoon (PM) session only
- Monday 25th November 2019 - morning session only
Domestic Student Interviews
- Round 1: 3rd, 6th, 7th & 8th January 2020 - both morning (AM) and afternoon (PM) sessions.
- Round 2: 21st & 22nd January 2020 - both morning (AM) and afternoon (PM) sessions but subject to change.
You would be required for either a full morning session or afternoon session, we generally do not require you to participate for the full day.