The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) will be using the Multi Mini Interview (MMI) to assess applicants who interview. This will replace the traditional one-on-one interview format we have used in the past.
Each applicant will complete a series of questions (or stations) with a member of our campus community. The topics are based on an area of interest to the admissions committee and responses will help the committee better understand the applicant’s level of preparation for the medical profession.
- At each station, applicants are given approximately two minutes to formulate a response to the question and up to six minutes of discussion with the interviewer.
- The questions themselves are designed to promote an active discussion between the applicant and the interviewer over a specific topic.
- The MMI portion of the interview day will last approximately 45-50 minutes.
- We do ask that applicants be punctual on interview day as the MMI activity has specified start and finish times.
Applicants should make their own decision about what resources they wish to use to prepare for this interview.
In addition to the MMI, applicants will have three other activities on their interview schedule:
- A meeting with a senior member of the faculty to learn more about TCOM. This is done in a group setting with other applicants. This is great opportunity for applicants to ask questions about the school and our available program offerings. This is a required activity.
- A guided tour of campus from our medical students. While on tour, we encourage applicants to ask the students questions about TCOM and being a medical student here. This is a required activity.
- Applicants will also have an opportunity to visit one of our teaching hospitals. We feel this is an opportunity for them to see the clinical medicine side of our curriculum. This is an optional activity.
Activities may change due to scheduling conflicts or other issues (for example, weather alerts) on interview day.
This page was last modified on July 28, 2017