Dentistry/Dental Hygiene and therapy MMI role-playing advice Watch

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Hi, I am preparing for some interviews for Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Most universities are using the MMI system to assess candidates and one of the activities in the stations is Role-playing. I am trying to prepare myself best for this, so I'm wondering if anybody has examples of some role-play scenarios I can use to practice and also any tips for what the interviewer is looking for?
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I'm preparing for dentistry MMI's so similar principles are used. The interviewers are usually looking for you to demonstrate good communication and problem-solving skills. My advice is to approach the situations with an open mind and try not to be judgemental. I like to start by asking questions and gathering more information then I can make decisions about the situation. One example could be: You are a first-year student at university and you are at a party. You see your friend in a quiet room, He seems to be upset and is not socializing. How would you approach this scenario?
So in this scenario, I would ask him if he was feeling alright, etc, I would be receptive to his situation. The actor (the friend) may become more visibly upset and reveal he has family problems at home etc. You would listen to his concerns and try to get him to open up to you. If he says he doesn't want to trouble you etc, you could say "you would do the same for me." You could suggest counseling or actions he could take to improve his situation, all this while being empathetic. It would help to imagine urself in his shoes. The actor may be difficult and may make you feel uncomfortable at first but it usually gets better, you just have to persist. By the end of this scenario, you should have reached a resolution and the actor will be happier. Hope this helps.
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I'm preparing for dentistry MMI's so similar principles are used. The interviewers are usually looking for you to demonstrate good communication and problem-solving skills. My advice is to approach the situations with an open mind and try not to be judgemental. I like to start by asking questions and gathering more information then I can make decisions about the situation. One example could be: You are a first-year student at university and you are at a party. You see your friend in a quiet room, He seems to be upset and is not socializing. How would you approach this scenario?
So in this scenario, I would ask him if he was feeling alright, etc, I would be receptive to his situation. The actor (the friend) may become more visibly upset and reveal he has family problems at home etc. You would listen to his concerns and try to get him to open up to you. If he says he doesn't want to trouble you etc, you could say "you would do the same for me." You could suggest counseling or actions he could take to improve his situation, all this while being empathetic. It would help to imagine urself in his shoes. The actor may be difficult and may make you feel uncomfortable at first but it usually gets better, you just have to persist. By the end of this scenario, you should have reached a resolution and the actor will be happier. Hope this helps.
Thanks very much for the advice! By any chance do you have any resources like websites/ videos etc. that I could look at to get some more practice questions?
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