Interview Day at VCU School of Medicine

We use the Multiple-Mini Interview (MMI) technique for our interview process

We use the Multiple-Mini Interview (MMI) technique for our interview process.  The MMI was developed by McMaster University in Ontario for their M.D. program for nearly 30 years.

The MMI process will consist of nine questions. The first question is a traditional interview question and will be asked by all of the interviewers. You will have 2 minutes to read the question and prepare your thoughts and 14 minutes for interaction with an interviewer.  ONLY 14 minute interaction. Questions two through nine are designed to help assess an applicant's attributes in the following areas: responsibility, ethical and moral judgment, communication and management skills, problem solving and conflict resolution and teamwork.  You will have 2 minutes to read the question and 7 minutes for interaction with an interviewer. ONLY 7 minute interaction.

You have seven days to schedule your interview from the time you received e-mail notification regarding this change in application status. Failure to schedule your interview before the deadline will result in withdrawal of your application.

You can find more information about the MMI on the MMI FAQ page.

Selection Process

We hope the general information provided below will help you to better understand our admissions process. Interviews are conducted August through March, and our admissions process is structured so that seats remain available for applicants who are reviewed and interviewed later in the application cycle. Applicants are not negatively affected by the timing of the application review or interview. It is very common for applications to be held for an interview decision, for comparison to the larger applicant pool that evolves over the year. Please do not call the office if your status has not changed; as soon as a decision is made, your status will be updated. Our staff has no information beyond that listed on the Applicant Portal status page. The office staff is unable to project when you will receive the next status update. Please use the Applicant Portal account to track your application status. Your patience is appreciated as we give individual consideration to all applications.

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