Selection Process

How our charter class will be chosen

NSU M.D. College will use a combination of two interview strategies to select our 50 charter class students: (1) the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and (2) traditional interview formats.

MMI
The MMI process evaluates your non-cognitive qualities and skills, like cultural sensitivity, maturity, teamwork, empathy, reliability, and communications. They are not intended to measure technical or field knowledge. As you move through a series of short, structured interview stations, your interviewers will be exploring:

  • Ethical decision making
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Current health care and societal issues
  • Abilities to succeed in a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) curriculum (e.g. ability to work in a small group to solve problems, data collection skills, research aptitude, etc.).

Who are the MMI interviewers?
MMI interviewers will include representatives from both NSU and the community. Each individual will be formally trained in the process to ensure all interviews are implemented consistently.

Traditional Interview
This one-on-one session is conducted within the MMI format. An interviewer from NSU or our community will meet with you for approximately 15-30 minutes. A variety of topics will be covered – all designed to provide us with deeper insight on your background or application information.

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