Instructions for ISC Medical's consultant interview course held VIRTUALLY

Thank you for booking onto one of ISC Medical's consultant interview courses. Below you will find all the information that you will need prior to the course including:

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Course Timings

Start of the Course

The course starts at 9:30 exactly.

Please note that, in view of the amount of material that needs to be covered and in fairness to all other participants, we cannot delay the start of the course to allow for late arrivals.

Breaks and lunch

Throughout the day there will be breaks to allow candidates to take comfort breaks. The morning break will be approximately 11:00am-11:15am, and the afternoon breaks will be at about 3:00pm-3:15pm and 4:15-4:30pm.

The lunch break will last 45 minutes (from 12:45pm to 1:30pm). 

End of the course

The day ends around 5:45pm.

Please note that if you are in an enthusiastic and talkative group, the end of the course may be slightly delayed. 


Pre-Course Work

The first hour of the course will be spent on how to introduce yourself to a panel with maximum impact. In order to ensure that you and your colleagues get the most out of this first hour, we would ask you kindly to prepare a 3-minute answer to one of the following common opening interview questions:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Take us through your CV.
  • What can you offer this Trust?

Prepare your answer as you would give it in the context of a real interview

Virtual Venue

The virtual course will take place on the Zoom platform.
Instructions containing a special code to join the session will be sent the night before the date of the session.

Your connection:
Make sure that you have a strong enough connection and that your microphone and video camera are switched on.
Ensure also that you can continue the session with alternative means if you have internet problems (for example, with a separate 4G connection using your phone if needed). Note that no refund or postponement is possible if you are unable to complete the session in its entirety for any reason. 

Course material
A pdf version of the course booklet will be sent to you by email the day before the virtual course is taking place, attached to the email that contains the code to join the meeting.