ONE-TO-ONE INTERVIEW PRACTICE (GP - SALARIED & PARTNERSHIP INTERVIEWS)
A unique personalised service for applicants to GP Salaried and Partnership interviews.
- Individual 2-hour practice session
- By webcam or by telephone
- Provided by experienced trainers
- Tailored to your individual needs
- Adapted for the posts you have applied to
- Personal support after the session
- 95% success rate
10% discount if you book two one-to-one interview sessions
or if you book a personal development course at the same time.
DESCRIPTION OF OUR ONE-TO-ONE INTERVIEW PRACTICE SERVICE FOR GP INTERVIEWS
Our one-to-one medical interview practice sessions for GP Salaried and Partnership positions last 2 hours and can be entirely tailored to your needs. So, whether you want to practice a wide range of consultant interview questions or whether you want to focus on a particular areas, we can provide what you need.
We will contact you before the day of the session to understand what you are planning to get out of it so that we can agree an agenda which is entirely suited to your needs.
A typical session would take place as follows:
BEFORE THE SESSION
Shortly after you have made your booking, we will contact you to ask you to email us relevant documents such as your CV or application form, as well as any job description and person specification you may have been sent (if you have a specific job in mind). This will enable the trainer to prepare for the session well in advance and tailor it to your requirements.
DURING THE SESSION
The session itself can be conducted in many different ways depending on your specific needs. Typically, sessions run as follows:
- 5 minutes: Discussion of prior experience, concerns, expectations about the interview process, agenda for the session.
- 10 minutes: Mock interview under timed conditions to assess your strengths and weaknesses and identify areas on which work is required.
- 45 minutes: Work on key interview techniques to address weaker areas and introduction of key frameworks to bring structure, personalisation and confidence into the answers.
- 45 minutes: Further practice, including mini mock interviews.
- 15 minutes: Q&A session, body language and other issues.
AFTER THE SESSION
If, after the session, you need advice on specific points, we remain at your disposal through our post-course support service, which allows you to contact us at all times with your queries.
DATES & FEES
Our interview coaching service is provided either by phone or by webcam. Hours vary from week to week and from day to day; however numerous slots are available both during the daytime and in the evening. Full detail of each slot can be found on the booking form.The fee for a 2-hour session is £229.
WHO RUNS THE SESSIONS?
All our one-to-one sessions are run by professional coaches with extensive management experience and good insight and knowledge of GP interviews and NHS issues. This mix of skills ensures that we can help you address questions at all levels: personal, managerial, ethical and current issues.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Ten years' experience in training candidates for GP interviews
ISC Medical is a very well established quality brand for the training of doctors towards senior interviews for both GP and consultant posts. For the past 10 years, we have run a dedicated GP interview coaching service which attracts excellent feedback.
The right combination of business, management, NHS experience and understanding of NHS issues
All our trainers are experiencedat coaching candidates at senior level within the NHS and have a thorough understanding of life within the NHS. Issued from a management background, they will help you demonstrate the financial and management acumen required to be successful at consultant interviews.
A high success rate and a very healthy recommendation rate
To date, 90% of our candidates have been successful at their next interview following the coaching, with 95% being successful within 2 interviews. Nearly 100% of our candidates would recommend the coaching to their collegues. Our coaching will help you approach the interview process and all questions confidently.
We don't just teach you, we coach you
Whilst others may simply give you a few facts and techniques, we actually spend some time with you so that you understand the concepts, and so that you are able to use them and apply them to your own circumstances. We support you personally throughout the session and even after the session, via our free email follow-up service.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Every week, we receive feedback from our customers on the sessions they attended. Here are a few recent comments we have received:
"Just thought I would let you know that I was successful in my second round interview for the partnership position at Belvoir Health Group, so thanks to you and Olivier for your advice. I had to do another PowerPoint presentation and discuss a scenario. I kept the second presentation to just 5 slides and was much better prepared.
Thanks for your help- will recommend you in the future. I got the job ... subject to agreeing terms and the decision being ratified by the wider partnership. Thank you so much. You enabled me to get closer to presenting myself accurately." John
"I had an offer of partnership soon after my session. I will be joining the practice in July and thank you once again for all the excellent coaching." Maryam
"I'm not sure you remember me but I just wanted to let you know I was offered the partnership post i applied for. Really wanted to thank you for your help. Was definitely useful." Pramit
"The interview was good and the questions were all expected. I even was able to understand what I could have improved in my answers. That is a good beginning. You opened my eyes to what the interviewer was trying to see when he was asking questions, that is the greatest achievement. Thanks again for all the help. I have been offered a GP partnership and have accepted the same. Wanted to thank you for the help provided with the interview preparation." Santhosh
"Dear Julia, Just to let you know that I had an interview last night. They rang last night to offer me a part term permanent position as part of a job share (not just the 2 yr contract I was anticipating). Very pleased. Most tricky question I was asked was what would I choose as my desert island disk!!! Many Thanks for your help." Michelle
"Interview was yesterday afternoon, I got the job! The interview went well, I was happy with the presentation; all the questions I think I had anticipated, and I was very happy when I left the room. Much to my surprise, I did get asked about my weaknesses, and I used your suggestion about delegating (or not!) also conflict resolution, and pretty much all the other questions I went over with you. It has been a long journey to get here, and it still hasn't quite sunk in. It was definitely worth those two hours of interview practice, Julia. Thanks again, I would love to buy you a drink and tell you all about it. I'll make sure i recommend you and ISC" Rashid
"The interview went well, your support and advice did make a difference. I felt that I answered the questions with a better structure and more confidence and the presentation went well as well - I don't know how I could have done better! Mohitha
"Many thanks for the helpful tips. I did the interview well and got the job!! Starting in September. I think the STAR approach really helped. Thanks again" Mohammed
"Thank you for a great interview session at short notice! I found it very helpful, and it focused me immensely. I performed well at the interview and was selected for the job. Considering this was the first interview following the course, I am very pleased. Thank you once again." Dhammika Ganesh, Salaried GP, Norfolk
"Please send my thanks to Julia. I have now got the job I wanted and am on course to achieve parity as a partner within 6 months. Thank you for all your support. I don't think I could have done it without you! Hoshini, GP parnership, East Kent
"Good focus on the essential. I have the pleasure to let you know that I was successful at my recent GP partnership interview." Robert, GP partnership, Birmingham
"A very good session which gave me a lot of confidence in confronting my first GP partnership interview. I got the job despite facing competition from 2 local trainees". Joanna, GP Partnership, London
"I never thought I'd get so much structure and ideas from personal coaching. Thank you so much". Lee, Salaried GP, Severn region
"What an amazing talent you have! Before the session I was getting rejection after rejection and now I have bagged two GP partnership jobs! It's nice to have the choice!". Laura, GP Partnership, Nottingham
"I used ISC to get into GPVTS and, as I was impressed with the quality of the training, I chose ISC again for my GP interview. And I have absolutely no regret; you delivered again. I am now the proud holder of a GP Partnership in Oxford". Esthel, GP Partnership, Oxford
BOOKING A SESSION
To book a interview coaching session, simply follow the link below. As soon as we have received your booking, we will be in touch to request a copy of your personal statement and any other information that you feel would be relevant for the session.