University of Toronto MHI Interview

If you are invited to the University of Toronto (UofT) MHI interview, then congrats! This in itself is a big achievement. The only thing now between you and that admission offer is the interview. On this page, you will find a comprehensive guide to cracking the UofT MHI interview.

About the University of Toronto MHI Interview

The MHI program takes a different approach to interviewing than other master's programs. The entire MHI interview centers around a presentation that you will prepare in advance of your actual interview. For this presentation, you are instructed to choose a health informatics project or issue that you have studied, read about, or experienced – then create a 5-minute presentation to present at your virtual interview.

To complement your presentation, you are asked to create a professional presentation deck. This deck needs to be submitted to the MHI program (via email) before your interview. The "presentation deck" can actually be interpreted as any visual aid to your presentation, it doesn't have to be a traditional PowerPoint. Interviewees are often creative with this. The best and most creative "deck" I've seen is a 1-page infographic. It's easy to follow and simple to understand. It also saves you from moving back and forth the slides during the presentation. However, PowerPoint slides are equally good if you are comfortable and skilled with it.

The 30-minute interview is comprised of your 5-minute presentation followed by interviewer asking you follow-up questions related to your presentation. Though some questions will be unique to your presentation topic, most other questions are applicable across any presentation. Below, I have broken down strategies compiled from past successful interviewees in preparing for your MHI admissions presentation and offer some insights to the questions asked during your presentation-interview.

University of Toronto MHI Interview Strategy and Preparation

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