Conducting a synchronous virtual multiple mini-interview using Webex for medical school admissions

Authors

  • Trustin Domes University of Saskatchewan
  • Sherrill Bueckert University of Saskatchewan
  • Ganna Tetyurenko University of Saskatchewan
  • Dave Hall University of Saskatchewan
  • Avery Ironside University of Saskatchewan
  • Kent Stobart University of Saskatchewan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.72370

Abstract

Implication Statement

COVID-19 pandemic restrictions abruptly changed the way interviews for medical school admissions have been conducted. This study is unique as it highlights the first successful virtual synchronous multiple mini interview (MMI) in Canada. Our low technical incident rate, troubleshooting strategies and approach may reassure other medical schools considering conducting a virtual MMI. Success was achieved with collaboration, a strong organizational and communication strategy, learning along the way and a priori contingency plans. Virtual interviewing in academic medicine is likely here to stay, and future work to highlight the impact on applicants will help to build on the diversity mission in undergraduate medicine admissions.

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2021-07-15

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Domes T, Bueckert S, Tetyurenko G, Hall D, Ironside A, Stobart K. Conducting a synchronous virtual multiple mini-interview using Webex for medical school admissions. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2021 Jul. 15 [cited 2022 May 20];12(6):120-2. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/72370

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