The UTEP School of Pharmacy will hold interviews virtually for Fall 2024 entry.
What is the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI)?
The MMI process takes the applicant through 7-10 different timed interview stations. Applicants rotate through each station, which all have individual questions or activities. Each station will have one or two interviewers and will be focused on non-cognitive qualities such as communication, ethical reasoning, and leadership.
Why do we use the MMI?
What to expect during your MMI:
The interview process will begin with a brief check-in and debrief session, wherin the Office of Student Affairs will orient all applicants on what to expect from the MMI process. Once the debrief is completed, each applicant will then be moved into the first of their assigned stations (virtual breakout room). The evaluator assigned to that station will then share the prompt with the applicant and tell them to "Begin reading prompt". The applicant will then have 2 minutes to read the question/activity and formulate a response. After the 2 minutes is over, the evaluator will then tell the applicant to "Begin giving your response", upon which the applicant will have 5 minutes to communicate their response.
The applicant will receive a one minute warning before time is up, and then when all 5 minutes have passed the evaluator will let the applicant know they must end their response. The applicant will then be moved into the next assigned station (virtual breakout room). This pattern is repeated until all stations have been completed.
There will be an individual writing assignment and individual/group activities as part of this MMI process.
How long does the MMI process take?
The total MMI process at UTEP will take approximately 3 hours, including a pre- and post-orientation session, as well as time scheduled for Q&A.
Who are the interviewers?
Applicants will be interviewed by a variety of Faculty, Staff, and local community members (e.g. preceptors, local pharmacists).
How should I prepare for the MMI?
The MMI is not like a traditional interview, however there are several online sources that provide sample questions that have been used in various healthcare fields. For the UTEP MMI, it is important to be familiar with pharmacy as a profession and to be able to express yourself in a thoughtful and concise manner. It is also important to be familiar with our vision as a school, and how you can express chracteristics and attributes that help meet that vision.
Most importantly, be yourself!