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The Centre of Medical Education at Queen's University Belfast

MMI Candidate Information

Welcome to our MMI candidate information page

Welcome and thank you for confirming attendance at our online MMI session. We are sorry that we will not be able to meet you in person this year but we wanted to give you as much information from one central source to help make this process as easy as possible.

Please ensure you read the Guidance for candidates and watch the briefings below from Dr. Inez Cooke before attending the interview. We have also included virtual tours and more information about the Medical School and Queen’s University. We hope you and your family members will take the opportunity to look at what the University has to offer.

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Guidance for Candidates

Due to current circumstances MMIs will be conducted in an online format using Zoom. All applicants will be interviewed in the same format and there will be 7 stations, 2 of which will be role play stations.

Preparing for the MMIs

Interviews have been designed to test the following which have been identified by both patients and academic staff as key non-cognitive competencies for Medicine:

• Communication Skills

• Empathy

• Moral Reasoning

• Problem– Solving

Please listen to the briefings from Dr. Cooke on how best you can prepare for you interview.

MMI Checklist

Important information on what you need to do before your interview and on the day


Complete and return the online form

Check all your technology is working well so that you can communicate effectively

Have you found a quiet and uninterrupted space for the interview

Use a plain and minimal background

Check your device has both a working camera and microphone and keep it on at all times

Remember your interview itself will last for almost 1 hour - ensure you have sufficient battery ( or electrical plug in) for at least two and a half hours to allow for registration, extra time between stations etc.

The platform being used for the interviews is ZOOM. Please download and install this prior to the interviews – Click here for the link

Practice on the platform – set up meetings for yourself and mock interviews with your friends to get comfortable on camera and help you feel more at ease on the day


Log on at the time issued to you by letter - the interview itself will start 15 – 30 minutes later but you must log in at this time

When you log in you will enter a waiting room. Please stay in this room and do not log out

You have been called from to this room to have your registration checked. It may take 15-20 mins to do this


Do not forget to have photographic ID ready for registration! Usually a valid passport or current driving license

Tour of Medical School

Medical students at Queen’s have access to some of the most modern and excellent teaching facilities. The university has invested more than 100 million in research and teaching infrastructure across the Health Sciences Institute with further investment planned, including our new state of the art Simulation Centre which will be opening this year.

Click on the video to watch a medical tour guided by our current medical students.

Global Opportunities

Each year Queen’s students take the opportunity to go outside Northern Ireland to study or gain work – related experience. Our students find this extremely rewarding and its enriches their overall experience. Students get the opportunity to complete their final Elective Module abroad, to work in a different medical environment. Students often choose destinations in Australia, India, Canada, and several countries in Africa to maximise their experience and make the most of this opportunity.

Calum Simpson, GB, 5th Year Medical Student

"For my elective I travelled to Perth, Western Australia, for placements with St John Ambulance Western Australia and the Royal Flying Doctors Service. This experience has been an incredible opportunity to develop my clinical, and communication skills; whilst also gaining a better understanding of the management of resources in healthcare in order to provide the best care for patients. I would highly recommend considering Queen’s for medicine. The QUB elective programme is well organised and a brilliant way to start your final year of Medicine."

Catherine Kerr, NI, 5th Year Medical Student

"For my medical elective I travelled to Kiwoko Mission Hospital in rural Uganda for 6 weeks. I went with 3 Medical Students from Queen’s, so we were able to go as a group. While we were there we stayed on the hospital site in a guest house with other medical and nursing students from the UK and USA. It was an incredible experience to be able to immerse myself in another culture, and an amazing opportunity to work within a healthcare system so different from the NHS. Without the freedom QUB gave us to organise our own 6 week placement, I may never have seen and learned the things that I did on my medical elective in the same life-changing way."

Explore our stunning campus

At Queen’s you’ll have access to facilities that bring your course to life. We’ve invested over £700 million to keep our constantly evolving campus future ready.

From the state of the art McClay Library, to the cutting edge Computer Science Building, and purpose built School of Law, including a Moot Court Room, we've transformed our historic campus into an innovative learning environment.

Explore Virtual Tour

Take a tour of our campus - Scroll across to see available tours

Lanyon Building

Our University estate comprises more than 250 buildings, 98 of which are listed. The Lanyon Building, which opened in 1849, is the centrepiece of the estate.


Library, computing and media services in a single location as well as offering study facilities suitable for quiet study and group work.

Sports and Fitness

World class indoor and outdoor facilities, ideal for recreational, competitive or high-performance athletes.

Academic Facilities

Music studios, theatres, medical simulation suites, high performance computing, mechanical workshops, robotics and a lego lab.

Support and Wellbeing

Developing your employability skills, offering advice and assistance for times when you may feel under pressure, towards an enjoyable student experience.


Guaranteed accommodation to first year students. Tour state-of-the art rooms in the city centre virtually, check out accommodation options in more detail and get excited about where you want to live.

All our accommodation is just 15 minutes walk from campus, either located in the city centre or in our dedicated student village.

View rooms and prices

Accommodation 360 photos

En-suite bedroom I Elms BT1 and 2
Studio apartment I Elms BT1 and 2
En-suite bedroom I Elms BT9

Belfast: A Student City

A vibrant and friendly capital city, that’s safe, affordable and easy to get around.

Known as the “Queen’s Quarter”, the area surrounding our campus is the most vibrant district of Belfast. Here, you’ll find everything from museums and art galleries to world cuisine, as well as your classes of course, all within easy walking distance.

How expensive is it and how do I get there?

Northern Ireland has the lowest cost of student living in the UK, so you’ll pay less for rent, travel and going out.

Rent per week
1 hour
Flight time
Guide to city life
  1. Living in Belfast & N.Ireland
  2. Cost of living comparison
  3. Belfast vs London vs Manchester
  4. Moving to N.Ireland
  5. How far away is Belfast

Student Life

Students at Queen’s get the best of both worlds - a safe and easy to navigate campus with the wider city of Belfast nearby. We’re famed for our warm welcome and there’s a strong support network and sense of community on campus.

Read more

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Clubs and Societies

Whether your interest is in cheerleading, skiing, surfing, rowing, gaming, electronic music, crafting or the environment, you'll find something in our 215+ clubs and societies.

Sports and Fitness

World class indoor and outdoor facilities: 25m swimming and diving pool, martial arts area, 2 climbing walls, 8 squash courts, 2 handball courts, 4 exercise and dance studios, and outdoor 3G grass pitches.

Students’ Union

We’re loved across campus and Belfast: we’re the largest single-campus union in Ireland and provide students with advice, entertainment, volunteering opportunities and much more.

Careers and Employability

Our team are here to help you make informed career decisions and develop your skills and confidence to compete in the graduate job market.

Study/Work Abroad

Add an international dimension to your experience through study and work abroad. Increase your confidence and independence and make friends for life.

Student Finance

Find out more about Student Finance and what funding you could be eligible for to help with the cost of your undergraduate studies.

Important Information

We realise this is a difficult year for everyone. We aim to provide your interview at the date and time that is planned and communicated to you by letter. However, just as you as candidates may need covid related leave unexpectedly, there may be events beyond our control when we have staffing issues on the day of interviews. This may mean that we cannot go ahead with your interview on the date or time planned. We apologise in advance if this becomes necessary but assure you it will happen only in an emergency. .