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A Glimpse Inside the Multiple Mini-Interviews

Seeking the Leaders and Best

Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 18, 2016 -- How does the No. 1 dental school in the country conduct interviews for prospective students?

That’s a trade secret, but one thing we can confirm is that the Multiple Mini-Interview format, or MMI, is part of the process.

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry was among the first, if not the first, in the country to adopt this format as part of a dental school admissions process.  Applicants meet with a series of interviewers in short, timed sessions that require discussing a variety of subjects.  MMI interviewers include members of the Admissions Committee, faculty, staff and current and former students.

So dust off your critical-thinking skills, practice articulating your thoughts, and prepare to talk for 180 of the most adrenaline-filled minutes of your life.

Check out some photos from a recent MMI session this fall (, and our most popular Wolverine Bytes blog post with some advice from a former prospective student.(