One-day medical interview course specifically designed for the 2013 GPST/GPVTS selection process. Interactive and participative format.
- 8 participants MAXIMUM per course
- 97% success rate!
- Covers all relevant stations.
- Practice under timed exam conditions
- Personal practice and feedback
- 6 CPD points. Only £275
10% discount if you book 2 different courses
or 2 places on the same course
CONTENT OF THE GPVTS / GPST INTERVIEW COURSE
ISC Medical's one-day GPVTS / GPST course is an intense and very interactive course (no more than 8 participants on each course) which enables you to gain plenty of valuable practice.
Throughout this intensive day, you will learn:
- How to perform confidently in all 3 types of role plays
- How to handle task prioritisation questions
- How to deal with other important aspects of Stage 3 selection.
To ensure that you can participate as much as possible, we limit the course to a maximum of 8 participants. We run courses regularly throughout the GP VTS / GP ST selection preparation period.
STRUCTURE OF THE GPVTS / GPST INTERVIEW COURSE
The course has been specifically structured towards the GP VTS / GP ST recruitment process and deals with all relevant aspects of Stage 3.
The table below summarises the agenda for the 2013 courses.
A chance for all participants to discuss the GPST/GPVTS recruitment process in formally with others and our trainer. Many candidates choose this time to address any particular personal issues they want to raise and on which they would like to work during the course.
||Introduction to the selection process, essential techniques and review of the competencies
Informal group discussion on what will be awaiting candidates on the day of the assessment. This section offers an excellent opportunity to look and discuss what the examiners will be looking for and how the different skills and competencies will be assessed on the day.
||Role Play practice for Stage 3
Everyone gets an opportunity to have a go at a role play and to receive personal feedback both from the group and from our experienced trainers. The feedback sessions are very interactive, allowing all participants to reflect on performance and to discuss how improvements can be implemented.
||Task prioritisation for Stage 3
Interactive workshop where candidates discuss a range of techniques to prioritise series of tasks and justify their decisions. Learn how the examiners mark you and how you can optimise your score. Individual and group practice.
||Further role play practice for Stage 3
A chance for candidates to practice further the role playing skills and group discussion techniques acquired during the day.
Times are approximate. Trainers may change the order and the relative time spent on each section depending on the prior level knowledge and skils of the group, and the group's participation level. Important ethical and NHS issues will be raised during the course as part of the feedback and discussions on role plays and group exercises. Because each course only has 8 participants, everyone will have plenty of opportunities to practice and to get feedback about their own performance.
WHO RUNS THE GPVTS / GPST COURSES
All interview courses are run by very experienced tutors with in-depth knowledge of communication, NHS issues and issues relating specifically to GPVTS / GPST training and recruitment.
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.
VENUE, COURSE DATES & FEES
The fee for the course is £275. Courses for Stage 2 Round 2 are only running in London on the dates shown below:
|GPST ENTRY COURSES (LONDON)
|STAGE 3 ONLY
||Sat 4 May
||Sun 12 May
|GPST ENTRY COURSES (BIRMINGHAM)
|STAGE 3 ONLY
Grange White Hall Hotel
(Near British Museum)
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
Birmingham City Centre
Registration: 9:00 am
Start: 9:30 am
End: 5:45 pm
£275 per participant.
OPEN - Book online Only 1 or 2 places left. Call 0845 2269487 to book FULL COURSE
HOW WE ACHIEVE OUR HIGH SUCCESS RATE
Small groups of 8 participants only.
Have you ever wondered why our competitors don't tell you how many people they have on their courses? That's because even the most well known ones have 50 or even up to 150 in a big theatre! By limiting the group to 8 people we can give you our full attention during the day. You can then get personal feedback and a chance to practice throughout the day, which is crucial when it comes to role-play and other stations
A very effective course
In 2012, 97% of our candidates were successful in Round 1 and many have already recommended our course to their colleagues. You can trust us to give you the understanding and methods that you need to success in your GPVTS/GPST assessment. We achieve this by giving you plenty of attention and practice, coupled with our trainers' insight into the selection process - they have been there!
The course is for GPVTS/GPST ONLY, not for anyone else.
We do not mix you with doctors applying for hospital jobs. On our courses, you are guaranteed to be in a small group of people applying ONLY for GP training positions, with a unique format and total relevance to the GPVTS / GPST process. This means we can spend the whole day dealing with issues specific to you only.
Our trainers are experts at teaching you everything you need to know.
Our courses are designed by a mix of GPs and GP Registrars. All have a thorough understanding of the GPST recruitment process.
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!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"A must-do course for all GPST Stage 3 applicants." Ash, GPST Stage 3 course, January 2013
"A very good course which I will recommend to all my colleagues. Natasha was superb and really gave me a lot of tips and confidence in handling the various role plays. The prioritisation tasks were all very well run." Rob, GPST Stage 3 course, January 2013
"Lots of practice. Nice small group. This course is one of the best GPST courses I have attended." Jeremy, GPST Stage 2 & 3 course, December 2012
"Absolutely brilliant course. Well organised and conveyed. Pleasant and well trained instructor. Group size was ideal for an efficient learnning. Nishali was thorough and with ability to focus on all of the main issues we had to cover." Shaun, GPST Stage 2 and 3 course, December 2012
"Loved the chance to participate in role play and the discussion of each scenario afterwards. Good workbook with scenarios and practice written exercises for home as well. Natasha was very encouraging and willing to answer questions. Gave us several ideas and clear guidance on how to approach scenarios, in particular for the relative/carer scenario re. confidentiality." Sandra, GPST Stage 2 & 3 course, November 2012
"I liked the fact that there were numerous scenarios for the role play; more or less covering most of the topics that may be tested in the exam. Vidya was excellent." Quratulain, GPST Stage 3 course, November 2012
"It was a very good and comprehensive course and explored the ins and outs of interview assessments. I am glad that I chose that course which helped me a lot. It was quite an intense and informative course.It gave me a definite idea on how to approach the exam and the interview." Mahwish, GPST Stage 2& 3 course, October 2012
"I liked the size of the group. Not too big. Good to have handouts to take away. Individual feedback given and good use of peer assessment to keep everyone involved throughout the day.Good pace. Chris was friendly,clearly knowledgeable about the topics. Encouraging and put everyone at ease. Clear, focused instructions given. Allowed plenty of time for questions. Relaxed atmosphere created." Lucy, GPST Stage 3 course, February 2012
"Jo was excellent. Very knowledgable. Very relaxed atmosphere. Was well worth attending the day. Greatly improved my insight aboout the up coming GP selection day. Excellent communication skills. Difficult to make suggestions for improvement." Greg, GPST Stage 3 course, February 2012
"This was the best exam prep course I have ever been on! I do not need to attend any further courses. I feel much more confident and will approach m y revision in a more focused way. Thank you so much!!" Linda, GPST Stage 2 & 3 course, December 2011
"I had read your GPVTS/GPST books and now came to the course. It was brilliant! I really enjoyed the role play. The trainer was so convincing and really tested us. I particularly appreciated the feedback which I got from the trainer throughout the day. I could have hoped for a better course and it really paid off since I got the post." Sandra, GPVTS Northern Deanery
"Certainly the best GPVTS course available. The small group approach really ensures that everyone can participate. You have the best format! I went to two other courses before but one of them made you have a go at role play without supervision so it wasn't useful and the other one was more like a lecture. You are the best!" Ranj, GPVTS Eastern Deanery
"I have already recommended your GPST course to 5 of my friends. It was absolutely brilliant. The group discussion and role play practice was intense and extremely encouraging. In fact some of the role plays done at the course actually came up at the exam so it was a real bonus to have practiced them beforehand" Prea, GPVTS, West Midlands Deanery
"Having gone to three other courses I can honestly say that this GPST course is the best around. Everyone got some proper supervised practice at role play and group discussion, and I felt really confident on the day of the assessment." Rhea, GPVTS in London Deanery
"Excellent tutor - one of the best tutor I have ever met before. Transparent, positive and encouraging with a constructive way of feedback that will benefit me throughout my life. Thank you !! It really helped me to realise how much I need to prepare and guide me through. An excellent course run be an excellent and talented trainer." Charles, GPST 1 Southwest Peninsula Deanery
"Really the best course around. When everyone other course just does general stuff in big groups, I feel you really provide value for money by keeping the number of participants to a small number" David, GP ST3, Scottish Deanery
"An excellent course that I will certainly recommend to all my friends. Being a small number was certainly a massive bonus!" Olga, GPST 1, Peninsula Deanery
"The course addressed absolutely everything. Down to earth, realistic teacher. Good knowledge. Good teaching skills. Encouraging, critical in a positive way. I can't think of any ways to improve." Amir, GPST 1, Eastern Deanery
"Excellent choice of topics for role play and group discussions. I shall highly recommend the course. Thanks to all the organisers." Elizabeth, GP ST 3, Peninsula Deanery
"The best course on interview I have ever had. I loved the organisation, the contents, and the way he used to challenge the students. George is just such a brilliant teacher." Jianfeng, GPST 1, London Deanery
"Good content with plenty of interaction. Pleasant knowledgeable trainer, has got the patter down to a fine art! Especially good at piling on pressure in scenarios. I have been on another course and the delivery of scenarios on your course is much much better." Andrew, GPST 1, LNR Deanery
"Well informed about issues likely to be raised at stage 3 of the GPVTS selection process. Very little to be improved on!! Very enthusiastic & approachable trainer. Good at meeting the needs of the different backgrounds of people within the group. An excellent course that I will recommend to others."
Adrian, GPST 3, Northwest Deanery
"Definitely the best course around. Loved the role play and the techniques for group discussions proved invaluable. Got the post!"
Anil, GP ST 3, London Deanery
"I wish I'd come earlier. Enjoyed all the personal attention that we got throughout the day. I will recommend you to everyone."
Frank, GPST 1, Eastern Deanery
"Thanks for all your techniques. All the scenarios that we worked on were at the interview. Could not have been more spot on!"
Raj, GPST 1, West Midlands Deanery
"All the courses I'd been to had made me failed. But yours got me the VTS rotation of my dreams! Thanks again"
Ravi, GP ST 1, London Deanery
"A very structured, systematic and well organised course dealing with all main issues. Very central and pleasant surroundings. The trainer had a good sense of humour and was very encouraging. A very good course with an excellent approach. I will definitely recommend it to my friends."
Sabrina, GP VTS, London Deanery
"Well structured course with lots of interaction. The trainer was fun, knowledgeable, entertaining and knowledgeable. Will highly recommend to friends."
Tania, GPVTS, Scotland Deanery
"I really enjoyed the course and the variety it offered. Having the small group was of great help to ensure that everyone could participate. Excellent role play and enlightening discussion about difficult scenarios."
Amesh, GPVTS, KSS Deanery
"Thanks for the course. It really helped me build my confidence level. Now I know I can do it in the interview in April."
Sumindra, GP VTS, Northern Deanery
BOOKING A PLACE ON OUR GPST / GPVTS COURSE
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