• Rajani Katta MD and Samir Desai MD

MMI schools: Schools that require MMI interviews in the 2022–2023 application cycle


The MMI, or Multiple Mini Interview, is being increasingly used in the admissions process for medical schools and other professional schools.

The MMI consists of a series of stations or "mini interviews." This particular interview format was introduced in 2004 by McMaster University in Canada, and is now utilized by multiple medical schools in Canada and the United States.

In 2022, over 30 US medical schools and 13 Canadian medical schools utilized the MMI in their admissions process. The MMI is also used by multiple veterinary schools, dentistry schools, pharmacy schools, and other professional schools.



Why has the MMI become increasingly popular in the admissions process?

It’s widely recognized that the best physicians and healthcare professionals have more than just great grades and scores. The most effective ones display a number of non-academic skills and traits. These skills and traits are difficult to evaluate, which is why admissions teams rely on the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

For example, medical schools want to ensure that their future graduates can communicate with patients, can work in a team, and embody the traits of compassion, empathy, and other important qualities.

In an MMI, students rotate through a series of stations. Each of these stations is designed to assess for a specific quality or skill that the school has deemed important for its future students.



MMI Schools

In this post, we list schools within the following 8 categories who, as of the 2022–2023 cycle, have publicly announced that they are using the MMI in their admissions process.

*for the most up-to-date listing for medical schools, please see the AAMC resource

Medical School Admission Requirements™ (MSAR®) Report for Applicants and Advisors: Interview Procedures

*for more information on admissions requirements of US and Canadian medical schools, please see AAMC Resource

Medical School Admission Requirements™ Reports for Applicants and Advisors

**Disclaimer: Although we make every effort to maintain an updated list, admissions requirements and interview formats are subject to change. We highly recommend that students follow up with their own schools of interest to verify admissions requirements.


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US allopathic medical schools (What medical schools require the MMI?)

US osteopathic medical schools (What osteopathic medical schools require the MMI?)

Canadian medical schools (What Canadian medical schools require the MMI?)

US Dental schools (What dental schools require the MMI?)

Canadian dental schools (What Canadian dental schools require the MMI?)

Physician Assistant Schools (What physician assistant schools require the MMI?)

Veterinary schools (What veterinary schools require the MMI?)

Pharmacy schools (What pharmacy schools require the MMI?)

What medical schools require the MMI (allopathic)?

Here is a list of 31 US medical schools that report that they require the MMI


Alabama

  • University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine

Arizona

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson

California

  • California Northstate University College of Medicine

  • Kaiser-Permanente School of Medicine

  • Stanford University School of Medicine

  • UC Davis School of Medicine

  • UC Riverside School of Medicine

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine

  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Florida

  • Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Georgia

  • Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Illinois

  • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  • University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine

Massachusetts

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School

Michigan

  • Central Michigan University School of Medicine

  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

  • University of Michigan Medical School

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine

Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine (Twin Cities)

Mississippi

  • University of Mississippi Medical School

Missouri

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Nevada

  • University of Nevada School of Medicine

New Jersey

  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

New York

  • Albany Medical College

  • New York Medical College

  • New York University Grossman School of Medicine

  • New York University Long Island School of Medicine

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University

  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell

North Carolina

  • Duke University School of Medicine

  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine

  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Ohio

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

  • University of Toledo College of Medicine

Oregon

  • Oregon Health & Science University

Texas

  • Dell Medical School at University of Texas Austin

  • Texas Christian University and UNTHSC School of Medicine

  • University of Houston College of Medicine

  • University of Texas Medical Branch UTMB Galveston

Utah

  • University of Utah School of Medicine

Vermont

  • University of Vermont College of Medicine

Virginia

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Puerto Rico

  • San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

  • Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine

What osteopathic medical schools require the MMI?

Here is a list of 6 US Osteopathic Medical Schools that report that they require the MMI

Arizona

  • A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)


California

  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) (hybrid)


Florida

  • Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine


Indiana

  • Marian University School of Osteopathic Medicine


Michigan

  • Michigan State University College of Medicine

Texas

  • Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

Washington

  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Image of a stethoscope used during a mini interview MMI station at an MMI school
Multiple US and Canadian medical schools, dental schools, veterinary schools, pharmacy schools, and physician assistant schools require the MMI during their admissions process

What Canadian medical schools require the MMI?


Here is a list of 13 Canadian medical schools that report that they require the MMI

Alberta

  • University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

  • University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine


British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine


Manitoba

  • Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba


Newfoundland

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine


Nova Scotia

  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine


Ontario

  • McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine

  • Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences


Quebec

  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine

  • Universite de Montreal Faculty of Medicine

  • Universite de Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine


Saskatchewan

  • University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine



What dental schools require the MMI?


Here is a list of 11 US dental schools that report that they require the MMI


Arizona

  • A.T. Still University - Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health


Illinois

  • Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine


Ohio

  • The Ohio State University College of Dentistry


Michigan

  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry


Maine

  • University of New England College of Dental Medicine


What Canadian dental schools require the MMI?


Here’s a list of 3 Canadian dental schools that report that they require the MMI


Alberta

  • University of Alberta School of Dentistry

Quebec

  • McGill University Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences


Saskatchewan

  • University of Saskatchewan School of Dentistry



What physician assistant schools require the MMI?


Here’s a list of 2 Physician Assistant schools that report that they require the MMI


Illinois

  • Rosalind Franklin University


Washington, D.C.

  • George Washington University



What veterinary schools require the MMI?


Here’s a list of 5 US Veterinary schools that report that they require the MMI


California

  • University of California, Davis


Michigan

  • Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine



Oregon

  • Oregon State University


Texas

  • Texas A&M University


Virginia

  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine



What pharmacy schools require the MMI?


Here is a list of 8 US pharmacy schools that report that they require the MMI


California

  • University of California, San Francisco


Colorado

  • University of Colorado


Florida

  • University of South Florida


Illinois

  • University of Illinois - Chicago


Kentucky

  • University of Kentucky


North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


Oklahoma

  • University of Oklahoma


Texas

  • University of Texas -Austin



Additional Resources

If you'll be interviewing at a school that requires the MMI, our MMI book breaks down the process and provides 50 sample scenarios.

If you'd like additional resources to help you prepare for interviews, our course Medical School Interviewing 101 can help you quickly and confidently learn what to say during your interview. It's important to learn how to stand out and not sound like other applicants, which is a key focus of the course.

If you'd like to learn more about our strategies for MMI prep, please see these additional resources:

As you begin your MMI preparations, we wish you the best of luck on your interview.

 

Dr. Rajani Katta is the creator of Medical School Interviewing 101, the course that teaches students how to ace their interviews. She is also the author of the Multiple Mini Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty, the Casper Test Prep Guide, and The Medical School Interview. Dr. Katta is a practicing dermatologist and served as a Professor of Dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine for over 17 years.



Dr. Samir Desai is the author of The Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine, The Medical School Interview, and Multiple Mini Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty. He is an Internist, on faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine, and has served on the medical school admissions and residency selection committees at the Baylor College of Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


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