• Samir Desai

The MMI: Three Mistakes to Avoid

Updated: May 24


The Multiple Mini Interview, or MMI, is a relatively new interview format that has become increasingly popular over the past 15 years in medical school admissions. Interviewees take part in a series of shorter interviews, typically lasting 5-8 minutes each. At each interview station, the applicant may be asked to discuss an ethical issue, role play a challenging situation with an actor, or participate in a teamwork scenario.


The MMI requires a different type of preparation. In the following podcast episode, we describe the MMI in more detail and depth, and discuss some of the common MMI pitfalls.


Wishing you all the best,


Rajani Katta MD and Samir Desai MD

Authors of The Medical School Interview



Dr. Rajani Katta is the creator of Medical School Interviews 101, the course that teaches students how to ace their interviews. She is also the author of the best-selling book The Medical School Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty, and served as Professor of Dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine for over 17 years.

Dr. Samir Desai is the author of The Medical School Interview and Multiple Mini Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty. He 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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