Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/154576
Title: COVID 19 : designing and conducting an online mini-multiple interview (MMI) in a dynamic landscape
Authors: Cleland, Jennifer
Chu, Jowe
Lim, Samuel
Low, Jamie
Low-Beer, Naomi
Kwek, Tong Kiat
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Cleland, J., Chu, J., Lim, S., Low, J., Low-Beer, N. & Kwek, T. K. (2020). COVID 19 : designing and conducting an online mini-multiple interview (MMI) in a dynamic landscape. Medical Teacher, 42(7), 776-780. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2020.1762851
Journal: Medical Teacher
Abstract: Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic presented numerous, significant challenges for medical schools, including how to select the best candidates from a pool of applicants when social distancing and other measures prevented "business as usual" admissions processes. However, selection into medical school is the gateway to medicine in many countries, and it is critical to use processes which are evidence-based, valid and reliable even under challenging circumstances. Our challenge was to plan and conduct a multiple-mini interview (MMI) in a dynamic and stringent safe distancing context.Methods: This paper reports a case study of how to plan, re-plan and conduct MMIs in an environment where substantially tighter safe distancing measures were introduced just before the MMI was due to be delivered.Results: We report on how to design and implement a fully remote, online MMI which ensured the safety of candidates and assessors.Discussion: We discuss the challenges of this approach and also reflect on broader issues associated with selection into medical school during a pandemic. The aim of the paper is to provide broadly generalizable guidance to other medical schools faced with the challenge of selecting future students under difficult conditions.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/154576
ISSN: 0142-159X
DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1762851
Rights: © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Fulltext Permission: none
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