My experience with York St John counselling psychology PhD interviewWatch
The three stage interview was 5 questions about me and why I want to do the course, it gave me 8 minutes to answer before moving on to the next stage with a different interviewer. It was a dehumanising process, I could not even get to say "How are you?" or get to know the interviewer. None of my personality got across and I felt like a number to be ticked off in a list. After the first stage, the next two stages were roleplay interviews, with different interviewers. Same thing, I didn't get to ask how their day was or anything, straight to roleplay and punted off to the next stage.
MMI style interviews, I would seriously question the validity of them. The style orignated in Candna in 2014, University of Toronto. It has been adopted by mainly the medical field. I would like to know if its effective when it comes to people with learning difficulties. I bet the original study omitted students who were neurodiverse or have learning difficulties. Its a cheap and poor method for choosing students and its a demoralising process.
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A lot of people search for interview tips and tricks and what PhD interviews are like, I gave my view. I did prepare and did look at scoring at these MMI style interviews. I question the disability factor in regarding this style and if it has been researched if there is a signifcant disadvantage to students with disabilities.
I find it hard to believe there isn't any medical students/current doctors without learning difficulties, even if its just a small percentage
Life isn't fair - from the looks of it , if I haven't read it wrong, you haven't been rejected yet so you are waiting for a reply and are probably just overthinking about how the interview went
You are going to be offended/not enjoy this sentence but you're kinda being like "its not me, it my disabilities" - going to hate to break it to you are more than your disabilities and you are not defined by them and disabilities are not a personality trait
Essentially MMIs are three interviews put into one, it makes it non biased if possible like if you had a panel with two people if both of them dislike you/don't think you're suitable then essentially you are out of the race whereas now you could a station you didn't do well in and do better in the others one and potentially still get in
Also there are more factors coming into play, like its done over zoom rather than in person due to covid-19 etc.