Medical Interview Course – Saturday 8 th November


Course Outline

10.00: Introduction
-What are interviewers looking for? Tomorrows Doctors [GMC publication]
-Why do you want to do medicine?
-How should you discuss your work experience?
: 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?

MMI interviews – what do the mark schemes look like?

11.30 Coffee Break

– MMI Practice including data interpretation, group activity stations and role play

—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,

Coffee Break

Ethical interview question practice and more MMIs

– The NHS structure and function
-GP commissioning
-What is meant by ‘privatisation of the NHS and cherry picking?’
-NICE guideline/evidence based medicine
-The multidisciplinary team

END 17.30

by Dr Mona Kooner
Cost £145
Venue – Battersea London SW11 [5 min from Clapham Junction]



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