Issued: February 8, 2017
Student prepares for medical school interview with speed dating-style session
A West Hatch High School student has taken part in a new speed dating-style session as part of her preparation for a medical school interview.
Year 13 student Anoushka Sharma attended a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) course hosted by The Medic Portal.
MMIs are a new way of interviewing potential students.
With seven to ten 'stations' each manned by an interviewer, students move from 'station' to 'station' spending about five minutes at each, with the interviewers asking a range of questions.
Anoushka said: "The course gave me the opportunity to practice a full MMI circuit with medical professionals which mimics the real interview.
"The course was particularly beneficial as after each station the interviewer was able to give feedback on my performance.
"This now gives me the chance to improve on my interview techniques for my forthcoming interview."