CT / ST INTERVIEW COURSE (MEDICAL & DENTAL)
CT and ST medical interviews have become increasingly competitive. Our fully interactive one-day medical interview course for CT and ST posts will give you all the tools you need to prepare effectively.
- Max 12 participants. Only £295.
- London & Manchester
- CPD approved - 6 points.
- Comprehensive coverage of interview questions
- Interactive discussions on current issues
- Personal feedback. Comprehensive handout
CONTENT OF THE CT, ST & SPR INTERVIEW COURSE
Through the interactive discussions, personal practice and small-group workshops of this medical CT / ST / SPR interview skills course, you will learn:
- How to bring structure your answers during medical interviews in order to avoid waffling.
- How to personalise your answers using examples drawn from your experience and achievements
- How to use each question as an opportunity to sell yourself
- How to give a mature opinion on governance and current NHS issues
- How to create a rapport with the interviewers and deliver natural answers
- Important medical interview techniques to derive answers to any question
STRUCTURE OF THE CT, ST & SPR INTERVIEW COURSE
The course is specifically for candidates applying to CT, ST or SPR posts and caters for all the majors aspects being tested at CT, ST & SpR interviews. It is also suitable and fully relevant for candidates applying to non-training posts (staff grade). Topics covered include:
||REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
A chance for candidates to interact with their trainer and fellow candidates prior to the course to address and discuss general concerns and personal issues.
||BACKGROUND AND MOTIVATION
A look at a range of techniques to answer questions testing your background and motivation, including:
- Tell us about yourself.
- Take us about your CV.
- Why this specialty?
- Why this deanery?
||GENERIC & ACADEMIC SKILLS
Learn how to structure and personalise answers through discussions and practice on:
- Communication skills
- Team playing
- Leadership and management
- Teaching, Audit and Research experience
- Handling stress and mistakes
- Strengths and weaknesses
||RESEARCH, AUDIT, EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE, CLINICAL GOVERNANCE
An in-depth look at questions relating to academic matters important for ST applicants, including a close look at evidence-based medicine and clinical governance matters such as risk management. Further personal practice.
||DIFFICULT COLLEAGUES & ETHICAL ISSUES
Workshop and discussions around various scenarios involving difficult work-based situations, including difficult colleagues (drunk consultant and other types of unfit colleagues) and consent/ethical issues.
A look at current topics and reforms in the NHS hot topics.
||BODY LANGUAGE & OTHER ISSUES
||CONCLUSION & END
In order to maintain the high quality of our courses, we are only accepting 12 participants maximum. You will therefore be able to raise and address at length any personal issues you want to discuss.
During the course we will be working on real CT & ST interview questions asked at previous CT & ST interviews. If there are specific issues or medical interview questions that you want to discuss, bring them along and we will do our best to incorporate them within the CT / ST interview course.
WHO RUNS THE CT/ST INTERVIEW COURSES
All interview courses are run by very experienced tutors with in-depth knowledge of the ST interview process, communication skills and NHS issues. Courses are run in turn by:
Over the course of the day, your tutor will get to know you well, which will enable him to give you personal feedback on your answers and performance.
DATES AND COSTS
We run CT / ST interview courses regularly between September and April each year. Our next medical interview courses for CT and ST interviews will take place as follows. New dates are added regularly. Further dates for 2017 will be advertised later, when our trainers' clinical rotas are known.
| LONDON COURSES
||Sun 26 Mar
||Sun 02 Apr
||Sat 08 Apr
||Sun 09 Apr
||Sat 22 Apr
||Sun 30 Apr
| MANCHESTER COURSES
||Sun 19 Mar
||Sat 08 Apr
||Sun 09 Apr
||Sat 15 Apr
OPEN - Book online FULL
|London: Grange White Hall Hotel
, Central London (Near the British Museum)
Kings Cross, Euston, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square, Holborn
Manchester: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel,
1 Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn Street, Manchester M1 3DG. The venue is within walking distance of Piccadilly Train Station
9:30am prompt start, until 5:45pm
Note that some courses may run until 6:00pm if participants are particularly interactive.
£295, all inclusive (Course, substantial handout, unlimited support after the course, refreshments & lunch)
WHY OUR COACHING IS SUCCESSFUL
Our medical interview technique courses are popular with doctors at all levels. Our coaching achieves a high success rate. There are five main reasons behind our success:
MAXIMUM 12 participants
We don't make you sit with 100 or 200 other people in a big lecture theatre like our competitors do (and they charge more!). With a small group size of 12 people, we ensure that you get the maximum attention and support throughout the day and that you learn ST interview skills in a way that suits you personally.
Group activities and individual practice
Interview technique is not just about theory. It is primarily about practice. The small number of participants and our afternoon workshop ensure that you get plenty of individual practice. Real practice is what will make you succeed, not formal lectures.
We make you think for yourself
Our teaching strategy is to make you learn all key medical interview techniques through discussion and active participation.. We firmly believe that you will not learn to be good at interviews simply by being spoon-fed answers via a PowerPoint presentation. Instead, we make you think for yourself and ensure that you gain all the tools you need to answer any question thrown at you.
You will receive plenty of personal attention throughout the day
Not only will the small number of participants allow you to practice often during the day, you will also have personal access to the trainer to discuss your personal issues before the course, during all the breaks and after the course. Perhaps you have a background that is unusual or a particular feature of your past training that you want to discuss in more depth. We will give you all the time you need!
A unique blend of medical and communication
Our courses are put together by both doctors and communication specialists. This gives us a unique ability to look at the interview process from the medical and the communication angles, which you will find in no other courses. Because we also coach hundreds of doctors on a one-to-one basis from all specialities at all grades, we also have extensive knowledge of the questions asked of candidates.
Free email follow-up
After the course, we remain in contact with you. You can email us at any time and can be guaranteed a personal reply within 24 hours. After the course, once back home preparing for your medical interview, you will inevitably have questions or come across issues which will bother you. We will be there to answer your queries and support you in the final stages of your preparation. This is what makes our service unique and personal.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"I attended the recent interview skills course in London and found it very useful. I thought you may like to know that I was successful in my core surgical training application, and that I actually was ranked top in London out of 544 applicants. My interview score was 207/216. I'm obviously thrilled, and I hope that the news also makes you smile." Laura, CT/ST interview course
"Olivier was a charismatic speaker who maintained my interest throughout the day. He kept up a clear message throughout the day, regardless of the question i.e. personalise your response and avoid airy phrases. Also the small numbers allowed a much more personal approach than I have experienced at other courses."
Sam, ST interview course (ENT)
"Excellent course, perfectly tailored to my needs for my ST1 interview. I enjoyed the interactive nature of the course and the feedback that I received was extremely useful and constructive"
Rehan, CT interview course (CMT).
"I liked the course very much. Olivier was inspiring and has an impressive knowledge of medicine and NHS management issues. I found his role plays of answering questions illuminating. The whole day enjoyable, and I feel that it has improved my understanding of the interview process substantially."
Dan, ST interview course (Paediatrics).
"I really enjoyed the course. It really covered all aspects of medical interviews. I also found the interactive nature of the day very encouraging. Having a very enthusiastic, warm and friendly trainer also made a big difference"
Nasser, ST interview course (Anaesthesia)
"My heartfelt thanks to you. The course gave me an an overview of what is normally expected in the interview and the ways to answer the common questions being asked in such medical interview. I would certainly recommend this course to all doctors who are going for any medical ST interview"
Sridhar, ST interview course (Orthopaedics)
"A very friendly atmosphere. Being in a small group of 15 made a refreshing change. I liked the depth with which Olivier addressed governance questions. His techniques for the general questions proved invaluable too."
David, ST2 Interview course (Psychiatry)
"Excellent value for money. Thorough explanations for all the important questions I wanted to work on. It was good to have the opportunity to work in small groups and the afternoon workshop and discussions were extremely useful."
Alex, ST1 interview course (Obs & Gynae)
"It was certainly an eye-opener. Now I know where I went wrong before. The governance section was just amazing and I also feel like I could answer all difficult questions without any fear."
Will, CT1 Interview course (CMT)
"Great handouts. A really useful set of techniques. A great atmosphere too. I loved the informal approach. All this practice will pay off!"
Jay, CT Interview course (Surgery in General)
"A great day. I'd been on other courses before with over 100 people in a lecture theatre but this course beats them all because of the small group size. It provide such a better environment for practice and observation!"
Mark, ST Interview course (Radiology)
"What can I say!? Friendly trainer, good atmosphere, excellent practice and interactive session ... An excellent day."
Wendy, ST4 Interview (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
"Excellent techniques. I loved the session on governance. For once I understood it all and can talk about it without fear!"
Ron, ST1 Interview (Anaesthetics)
"Thank you for the coaching you provided during the course. It really gave me the confidence I need to face the panel."
Vijay, ST3 Interview (Oncology)
"It was an intense and fascinating experience. I learnt so much about myself and how to "blow my own trumpet". Thanks for this wonderful day."
Linda, ST3 Interview (Cardiology)
"I learnt so much about myself, it's unbelievable. It makes you realise that you don't need to act so much at interviews. Take what you have and present it in the best possible light! Thanks so much for all your invaluable techniques."
John, ST1 Interview (ACCS Emergency Medicine)
"A really really good course. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the opportunity to practice in a small group proved absolutely invaluable. Everyone applying to SPR interviews should attend this course. Thanks also for the advice received on my CV at lunchtime!"
Grainne, SPR interview (Paediatrics)
"Five of my colleagues recommended that I should attend this course and now I know why! All of them had attended it previously and been successful. My expectations were high and I am glad to say that you really came up to them! I got the job (my first choice!)"
Sylvana, SPR interview (Anaesthesia)
BOOK YOUR PLACE ON ISC MEDICAL'S CT /ST INTERVIEW SKILLS COURSE
To book your place on our CT & ST medical interview skills course, simply complete the form below with your chosen date and the name of the participant. Your payment and booking will be confirmed automatically by email as soon as the payment has been received. You will then receive instructions for the venue and any pre-course work.