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.
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
*for more information on admissions requirements of US and Canadian medical schools, please see AAMC Resource
**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.
Click on the professional school you’re interested in to jump to that section:
What medical schools require the MMI (allopathic)?
Here is a list of 31 US medical schools that report that they require the MMI
University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
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 Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Central Michigan University School of Medicine
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Wayne State University School of Medicine
University of Minnesota School of Medicine (Twin Cities)
University of Mississippi Medical School
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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
Duke University School of Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
University of Toledo College of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
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
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
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
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) (hybrid)
Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Marian University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University College of Medicine
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
What Canadian medical schools require the MMI?
Here is a list of 13 Canadian medical schools that report that they require the MMI
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine
University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Universite de Montreal Faculty of Medicine
Universite de Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine
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
A.T. Still University - Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
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
University of Alberta School of Dentistry
McGill University Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences
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
Rosalind Franklin University
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
University of California, Davis
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon State University
Texas A&M University
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
University of California, San Francisco
University of Colorado
University of South Florida
University of Illinois - Chicago
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma
University of Texas -Austin
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.