The first interview skills course will be held on Sat 1/9/12. This is an intensive full day from 10 am to 6pm. Students should send a copy of their proposed Personal Statement before hand. AT THE END OF THE COURSE YOU SHOULD BE FULLY PREPARED FOR INTERVIEWS

10.00 -What are interviewers looking for?
-Why do you want to do medicine?
-How should you

 discuss your work experience?

—Coffee Break—

11.30: Interview Technique
-Body language, voice tonality, dress
-Sell yourself without sounding arrogant
-The STAR Technique
-Discussing your personal statement. How to discuss extra-curricular activities, hobbies, gap year etc
-How to discuss articles that you have read.
-Common questions asked at interview: what are they looking for?

—Lunch— (provided) 13.00-13.40

13.40: Ethics
-GMC Good Medical Practice and Duties of a Doctor
-The Four pillars, confidentiality – when should this be broken, competence, consent,
-How to approach any ethical scenario: discussing conflicts between the principles
-The slippery slope argument
-Difficult scenarios and how to practice on your own.
-Topical ethical cases e.g. euthanasia and Kier Stamer/Debby Purdy, Gillick competence, Fraser laws, HFEA,

15.00: Important medical history/knowledge
-The NHS
-How does medicine compare to 10/50/100 years ago?
-Scientific advancements, development of medicine
-GP commissioning
-What is meant by ‘privatisation of the NHS and cherry picking?’
-NICE guideline/evidence based medicine
-The multidisciplinary team

—Coffee Break—

Specific Interviews
-What different medical schools are looking for.
-PBL and Integrated courses
-How to handle OSCEs/videos/other tests

Q&A session

End 17.30-18.00
Cost £145