Melbourne Uni Chancellor's Scholar MMI

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  1. zsteve

    zsteve New Member

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    Hi,
    Sorry for the rush, but this morning I discovered that I, by a miracle, achieved a 99.95 which I was definitely not expecting. My first course preference was Biomedicine (Melbourne), Chancellor's Scholar Program.
    As I am interested in doing the MD at Melbourne after my undergrad, I need to sit the MMI interview which is tomorrow. Since I wasn't expecting to achieve 99.90+ (I thought it was a 100:1 chance I'd fall short), I haven't done any preparation or research about it except registering.
    Could people help out please? I just need general info like what types of questions might be asked, exact structure of interview, etc. Not sure what info I might need, but if people who have sat it before could relate some of their experiences, that would be very much appreciated!
    Thanks! :)
    Stephen
     
  2. applecider

    applecider New Member

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    Huge Congratulations zsteve!!! Quite a few Chancellors actually choose to do their interview in third year but since yours is tomorrow I would recommend going to pagingdr.net, finding the document with everyone's interview experiences and practice with what time you have. If you can't find it just leave your e-mail (e.g. In at hotmail dot com rather than @hotmail.com form) and I'll send it to you. Tbh, on atarnotes Unimelb section pi left a dropbox link to it but the website seems to have crashed.

    All the best with your interview and once again, congrats (y)
     
  3. zsteve

    zsteve New Member

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    Thanks so much for the information, registering now at pagingdr (after all this 99.95 paraphernalia)
    Would very much appreciate if you could also email to me (jic I run into trouble at pagindr) at stephenmzhang [at] gmail [dot] com
     
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    zsteve New Member

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    pagingdr keeps preventing me from registering. Time is very short, so could anyone else help me? Much appreciated!
     
  5. zsteve

    zsteve New Member

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    Also, does anyone know whether, in the case that I don't pass the initial MMI, I can sit the MMI at the end of the undergrad?
     
  6. applecider

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    Hi Stephen,
    Just e-mailed you ^^ According to friends you won't find out if you pass MMI until third year and no, you only have one chance. If you're that worried maybe you should call MDHS student centre and see if the interview can be rescheduled
     
  7. zsteve

    zsteve New Member

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    Thanks, yeah do you know if the MMI operates on a points system?
     
  8. applecider

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    No clue, but it's probably safe to assume that it would be a ranking system and all you would need to do is pass.
    Once again, if you're really that worried just talk to the student centre before the interview
     
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    A1P Regular Member

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    According to website "Students will receive feedback on their MMI performance before the VTAC Change of Preference period closes".

    Would be nasty to tell someone after 2 years they didn't pass and their guaranteed place is cancelled.
     
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    Hehe it would indeed, apologies - my bad, well have fun~
     
  11. jeremy boop

    jeremy boop New Member

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    hey stephen, could I ask some advice please? THanks so much!! :) :D

    I also got a chancellors scholars offer (sneaked in with 99.90) though I chose to do the med interview in 3rd year..

    I still dunno whether to go to a local uni (Griffith) with a direct med pathway or to try my luck at Melbourne.. Could you recommend one or the other based on how difficult you found the interview?? Thanks so much!
     
  12. pi

    pi Junior doctor Administrar

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    zsteve hasn't been on in a while, but if it helps, I know that he chose Chancellor's and I don't think he ended up doing the interview :)

    (source: ATAR Notes forums)
     
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    I need to decide, Griffith medicine or Uni Melbourne medicine (with a chancellor scholar program). Can I ask for your opinion?
     
  14. pi

    pi Junior doctor Administrar

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    Please stop asking the same question multiple times in different threads. You did the same thing on PagingDr and got told off for it. Once is enough - people will respond if they want to. So far all advice has been to take the Griffith offer so make of that what you will.
     
  15. faysapprentice

    faysapprentice Regular Member

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    melbourne has better scholarship tho cos 10k + hex exempt for undergrad = basically 60k scholarship in total
     
  16. Mana

    Mana Resident Medical Officer Administrar

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    And then you could lose it all and more when you either don't get a place in Melbourne's MD from failing the interview or that when you get a place it's a FFP instead of CSP thus costing you $60k per year for 4 years.

    When we say definitely definitely take the Griffith place we seriously mean for your best interests take the Griffith place and not the Melbourne place. No one cares about uni prestige in medicine, literally no one.
     
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    yea true it is a bit of a gamble idk its your choice jacka whether you want to take a small risk or not
     
  18. Mana

    Mana Resident Medical Officer Administrar

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    Not a small risk, a rather large one, for no gain whatsoever (7 years of study at melb vs 6 at griffith, end up with equivalent degrees with no difference in employability, and prestige doesn't matter at all).
     
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    Is it more safe to choose UQ rather than Griffith , although 7 years at UQ vs 6 years (Trimester) at Griffith, because you have to pass "Human Skills for Medicine" at Griffith before you can proceed to MD and it said that this subject is designed for the purpose of exclusion.
     
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    Probably not - UQ has similar subjects which would play the same role. I'd still take Griffith over UQ unless I already lived in Brisbane and had family support there (which counts for a lot, including not having to pay rent because you live with your parents, for example).
     

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