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Help choose New Zealand's future veterinarians

Tuesday, 12 March 2019   (0 Comments)
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A message from Massey University's Vet School.

The veterinary student selection process has recently been changed significantly to include non-academic performance assessment. One of the ways this is being assessed is through a multiple mini interview (MMI). To help with this, Massey's Vet School is looking for more people to participate as interviewers (aka raters).

In the MMI, applicants participate in eight short interviews with eight different raters. So it’s kind of like “interview speed dating”.

Between 350-400 students will be interviewed in one weekend, so we need quite a few raters. Ideally we want a mix of people with and without a veterinary background, so you DO NOT need to be a veterinarian to be involved. You just need to be able to follow instructions, have excellent English language and listening skills, and be able to maintain confidentiality, and most importantly be willing.

The MMI occurs as part of the veterinary student selection testing weekend, which will be held on the Palmerston North Massey University campus on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5

As a rater you can choose to volunteer for one or two, morning or afternoon sessions. We will ply you with food and drink in the breaks, and lunch if you’d like to join us. If you’re interested in volunteering as a rater, please go to to enter your details and availability.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sue Gribbin at Sue is coordinating the raters.

Thank you in advance if you are able to help out this year. You’re participation in helping to selection tomorrow veterinarians is invaluable and veryappreciated.