MD Admissions Interview Process
At NYU Long Island School of Medicine, we use a two-part interview format consisting of (1) the multiple mini-interview (MMI), a series of short conversations between applicants and several different assessors to evaluate applicants’ core personal attributes and (2) an interactive group activity to evaluate their teamwork and collaboration skills.
The multiple mini interview format consists of moving through circuit of short scenario-based conversations between you and different interviewers at separate interview stations. Scenario topics are mapped to the interpersonal and intrapersonal Association of American Medical Colleges Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students. During each brief conversation, the interviewer aims to assess your decision-making, critical-thinking, and interpersonal and communication skills. There is also a station where you are observed having a nonclinical interaction with a standardized patient, as well as a limited traditional interview station, where you are asked specific questions about your application. This entire process takes about an hour.
The interactive group activity consists of a team-based exercise which is facilitated by members of the NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Simulation Center staff. This segment also takes about an hour. On interview day, applicants are divided into two groups. One group goes through the MMI circuit, while the other group participates in the team-based activity. When the concurrent sessions end, the groups switch activities. All applicants complete both the MMI circuit and group activity.
For the 2023–24 application cycle, we will be conducting virtual online interviews beginning in mid-September and continuing until mid-December. Additional information about our interview process and schedule is provided to applicants in advance of their scheduled interview day.