ERIC Number: EJ1036122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Psychometric Properties of the Multiple Mini-Interview Used for Medical Admissions: Findings from Generalizability and Rasch Analyses
Sebok, Stefanie S.; Luu, King; Klinger, Don A.
Advances in Health Sciences Education, v19 n1 p71-84 Mar 2014
The multiple mini-interview (MMI) has become an increasingly popular admissions method for selecting prospective students into professional programs (e.g., medical school). The MMI uses a series of short, labour intensive simulation stations and scenario interviews to more effectively assess applicants' non-cognitive qualities such as empathy, critical thinking, integrity, and communication. MMI data from 455 medical school applicants were analyzed using: (1) Generalizability Theory to estimate the generalizability of the MMI and identify sources of error; and (2) the Many-Facet Rasch Model, to identify misfitting examinees, items and raters. Consistent with previous research, our results support the reliability of MMI process. However, it appears that the non-cognitive qualities are not being measured as unique constructs across stations.
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, College Admission, Generalizability Theory, Item Response Theory, Simulation, Empathy, Critical Thinking, Integrity, Interpersonal Communication, Models, Reliability, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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