One way or another we can select you. A case study of a hybrid MMI model for undergraduate medicine programs in COVID-19

Joanna Bishop, Jaclyn Szkwara, Jessica B. Stokes-Parish, Lesley Delaney, Julia Byrne, Kirsty A T Forrest

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Abstract

Abstract Number: 251
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Selection for a place within the Bond Medical Program is
through a transparent sequential process based on a combination of measures. Once a candidate meets the academic
achievement (ATAR 96+), they are invited to take psychometric testing online which consists of an emotional
intelligence test and a personality test. The results of the psychometric testing are utilised to provide a ranking of the
candidates to determine the candidates’ eligibility to for an interview.
Historically, candidates visited Bond University on the Gold Coast for face-to-face interviews where their general
suitability to medicine and preparedness to undertake a highly demanding course was evaluated in a structured multi
mini-interview (MMI).
In 2021, the Bond University Medical Program Admissions Committee made the decision to hold interviews in a hybrid
format to adapt to the challenges presented for eligible candidates due to COVID-19 restrictions. All eligible candidates
(300) were invited to attend the multi mini-interview in person, due to border restrictions, 100 candidates were
interviewed online via Zoom.
This presentation will showcase the logistics involved in delivering a hybrid model and the data from both modalities,
highlighting no difference in performance between candidates.
We will also share the feedback from candidates and interviewers as part of the quality assurance process and
question the audience as to the need to hold face-to-face interviews as part of medical school selection.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2022
EventAustralian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators, ANZAHPE 2022 Festival - Virtual
Duration: 8 Jul 202219 Jul 2022
https://eventstudio.eventsair.com/anzahpe-2022/

Conference

ConferenceAustralian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators, ANZAHPE 2022 Festival
Abbreviated titleANZAHPE
Period8/07/2219/07/22
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