Format of a Virtual MMI Interview
With the onset of the pandemic, many programs have turned to conducting virtual MMI interviews. The premise is the same (read a prompt, then discuss your response), however, instead of doing this in front of an interviewer, you are in the comfort of your own home, and recording your responses with your webcam.
The PA program conducting the interview may use a special platform to do the timing of MMI stations, and recording of candidate responses like kira talent, or other program.
When you enter a “virtual MMI station” you may see a timer on the screen (counting down for the “2 minutes of prep time”), and the text of the MMI prompt/question.
Instructions from the PA program may indicate whether or not you may have a piece of paper nearby to jot down some notes. (See tips below on how to use this effectively).
When the 2 minutes are up, the screen will change and a new timer will appear for 6-8 minutes. This screen records your discussion of your response. It may feel strange because you are speaking by yourself into a camera, so some tips below on how to practice for this!
Once it is done recording, you will be taken to another screen for either a short rest period, or to the next MMI station.
There is usually no opportunity to re-record your responses.