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Table 2 Post-multiple mini-interview survey (n = 64: candidates 40, examiners 24)

From: Reliability and acceptability of six station multiple mini-interviews: past-behavioural versus situational questions in postgraduate medical admission

Question Number of PRs Mean score P-value
1(C) In general, the current MMI allowed me to express my own abilities accurately (general satisfaction). 33/40 (83%) PR 3.152
NR 2.000
<0.001
1(E) In general, the current MMI allowed me to assess the candidates’ abilities accurately (general satisfaction). 20/24 (83%) PR 3.200
NR 2.000
<0.001
2(C) Questions on “experience during junior residency” allowed me to express my abilities accurately. 38/40 (95%) 3.23 0.010
  Questions on “if you work as a senior resident at TBUIMC” allowed me to express my abilities accurately. 30/40 (75%) 2.950  
2(E) PBQs allowed me to assess candidates’ abilities accurately. 21/24 (88%) 3.13 0.38
  SQs allowed me to assess candidates’ abilities accurately. 20/24 (83%) 3.000  
3(C) I had sufficient time to present my ideas for questions on “experience during junior residency.” 33/40 (83%) 3.050 1.000
  I had sufficient time to present my ideas for questions on “if you work as a senior resident at this hospital.” 34/40 (85%) 3.050  
3(E) For the PBQs, I had sufficient time to manage the sessions. 23/24 (96%) 3.500 0.42
  For the SQs, I had sufficient time to manage sessions. 22/24 (92%) 3.46  
4(C) I did not have any difficulties answering questions on “experience during junior residency.” 33/40 (83%) 3.08 0.08
  I did not have any difficulties answering questions on “if you work as a senior resident at this hospital.” 27/40 (68%) 2.800  
4(E) I did not have any difficulties asking the PBQs. 19/24 (79%) 3.33 0.15
  I did not have any difficulties asking the SQs. 17/24 (71%) 3.04  
5(C) The current MMI is fairer than the SSPI. 37/40 (93%) PR 3.541
NR 1.667
<0.001
5(E) The current MMI is fairer than the SSPI. 23/24 (96%) PR 3.435
NR 2.000
<0.001
6(C) The workload of the current MMI is acceptable. 37/40 (93%) PR 3.514
NR 1.667
<0.001
6(E) The workload of the current MMI is acceptable. 23/24 (96%) PR 3.478
NR 2.000
<0.001
   Proportion of answers (%)  
7(C) Would you choose either one of the two question formats “experience during junior residency” and “if you work as a senior resident at this hospital” or both, to express your abilities? Both questions
One question
34/40 (85%)
6/40 (15%)
<0.001
  Please write the reason in the space provided for free comments.    
7(E) Would you choose either one of the two question formats, PBQ and SQ, or both to assess candidates’ abilities? Both questions
One question
20/24 (83%)
4/24 (17%)
0
  Please write the reason in the space provided for free comments.    
8(C) If you had to select only one type of question, which would you want to answer to express your abilities better—“experience during junior residency” or “if you work as a senior resident in this hospital?” PBQ
SQ
26/40 (65%)
14/40 (35%)
0.08
  Please write the reason in the space provided for free comments.    
8(E) If you had to select only one type of question, which would you want to ask to assess candidates’ abilities, PBQs or SQs? PBQ
SQ
19/24 (79%)
5/24 (21%)
0.01
  Please write the reason in the space provided for free comments.    
  1. (C): Questions for candidates
  2. (E): Questions for examiners
  3. PR Positive response includes “mostly agree” and “agree”
  4. NR Negative response includes “mostly disagree” and “disagree”
  5. MMI multiple mini-interview
  6. PBQ past behavioural question
  7. SQ situational question
  8. SSPI single station personal interview