During the MMI, applicants will move between interview "stations" in a 10-station circuit. Each station lasts eight minutes and there is a two minute break between each one. At each station, applicants will interact with, or be observed by, a single rater. The stations deal with a variety of issues, which may include but are not limited to, communication, collaboration, ethics, health policy, critical thinking, awareness of society health issues in Canada and personal qualities. Applicants are not assessed on their scientific knowledge.
In 2020 the in-person MMI was cancelled to the the COVID-19 pandemic. The McMaster MD Program continues to monitor this situation and will make a decision around in-person interviews in 2021 closer to the time.