Seven ways to get a grip on preparing for and executing an inclusive virtual multiple mini interview

Authors

  • Carolyn Melro Dalhousie University
  • Zoe Abraham Dalhousie University
  • Sarah Burm Dalhousie University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.73671

Abstract

COVID-19 restrictions have prompted many medical schools to shift to virtual interview methods for medical school applicant selection. While extensive reflection has been documented around both the process and benefits of transitioning to a virtual Multiple Mini Interview (V-MMI) format, less attention has been given to examining the unintended consequences of this adaptation on increasing representation from underrepresented groups. In this Black Ice article, we consider the equity implications of taking a virtual approach to conducting MMIs and present some practical tips to ensure medical schools are giving attention to and addressing equity issues that may affect applicant and assessor engagement and success. The following seven recommendations include actionable steps medical schools can take immediately to optimize the interview process. This guide can be adapted to residency matching services and other health professions education programs that utilize the MMI.

Author Biographies

Carolyn Melro, Dalhousie University

PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University 

Zoe Abraham, Dalhousie University

Medical Candidate at Dalhousie University

Sarah Burm, Dalhousie University

Assistant Professor, Continuing Professional Development/Division of
Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

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Published

2022-04-18

How to Cite

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Melro C, Abraham Z, Burm S. Seven ways to get a grip on preparing for and executing an inclusive virtual multiple mini interview. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 18 [cited 2022 Jun. 25];13(2):77-81. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/73671

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