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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-78

Multiple mini-interview for undergraduate allied health programs in Singapore


Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Meredith T. L. Yeung
Singapore Institute of Technology, 10 Dover Drive.
Singapore
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/EHP.EHP_15_21

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Aims: To investigate the acceptability and feasibility of a four-station multiple mini-interview (MMI) model for admission selection into the four allied health undergraduate programs in Singapore. Methods: From 2015 to 2017, applicants to the four allied health undergraduate programs (physical therapy, occupational therapy, diagnostic radiography, and radiation therapy) at a university in Singapore underwent a four-station MMI. In 2017, interviewers of the MMI were polled using a 7-point Likert scale survey. Descriptive statistics were performed to analyze the quantitative portion of the survey, while content analysis and thematic description were applied to the qualitative data. Results: Data was collected from 79 interviewers. The majority agreed that the MMI was a fair process for applicants (83.5%), a good way of assessing interest and potential to become healthcare professionals (78.5%), and tested more aspects of the applicants than the traditional interviews (72%). They concluded that the MMI format was structured, objective, rigorous, unbiased, and assessed a valid range of competencies (67%). Conclusion: This study assessed and established the acceptability and feasibility of the MMI for undergraduate admissions to the allied health programs in Singapore.


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