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4 stage Career Planning Model
Applications
Purpose of interview
How panels run
– Specialty / GP
• Preparation
• Performance
– How to succeed
• Interview questions
– Answer techniques
• Resources
• Will take longer than you think
• Competency questions
– Key to short listing
• Accuracy and attention to detail
– Key to short listing
• On-line applications
– Complete in more than one sitting
– Check thoroughly before you send
Timelines & process
www.mmc.nhs.uk
• Don’t leave submission to the
last minute
• Simply…
• Will be variations between LETBs
• Minimum of three 10 min interviews
– Some may have four – you will be made
aware prior to interview
• Recruiting bodies have good info on
process
• Could include stations assessing:
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Clinical skills
Portfolio
Presentation skills
Patient interaction – simulation
Personal skills e.g empathy and sensitivity
How assessments & selection centres are run for recruitment into GP
Application
- Must meet eligibility criteria
Assessment (Computer Based Test)
- Professional dilemmas
- Clinical problem solving
Assessment (Selection Centre)
- Simulation exercise (see video - STFS website)
- Written exercise
For detailed information see the
GP national recruitment website
www.gprecruitment.org
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2 year programme - NEW
6 month rotations in:
– Medicine - Paediatrics - General Practice - Psychiatry
• Exit into either:
CMT 2 - Paediatrics ST2 - Psychiatry CT2 - GP ST2
• 4 stage application process
• Stages 1 to 3 - as GP selection plus an extra element
of white space questions
• Applicants must be successful at GP selection to
allow them to proceed to Stage 4
• Stage 4 is an interview comprising 3 stations:
– Paediatrics
– Psychiatry
– Medicine
Further details:
https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/bbt#deaneries
You will be advised on documentation
that you will be required to bring to interview – it will include. . .
• Portfolio - including CV
• Original proof of identity
– passport / photo-ID
• GMC certificate (original & photocopy)
• Qualifications on form (original & copies)
• Evidence of nationality / immigration
status
NB: This is not an exhaustive list - so check the requirements
of the Deanery interviewing you
• Date - Time - Location
• Get a good nights sleep the
night before
• Eat breakfast, lunch etc.
• Appropriate dress
• 55% of first impressions visual
– shoes, nails, hair etc.
• Body language important
• Eye contact
• Preparation is everything
• Job description - person specifications
– become familiar with them
“Fail to
prepare
prepare
to fail”
• What skills are required for the specialty
• Evidence is the key
• Research crucial
– Why that specialty
– Have you spoken to those already training
at that level?
– What can you bring to that specialty
– Keep up to date with current affairs in
medicine
Background & motivation questions about why you have applied
- Type of hospital, specific skills/interests
- Develop research interests, teaching, education
- Service development, educational supervision
- Geography, hobbies etc.
Use STAR for - questions requiring an example
- What was happening
- The goal you set yourself
- What YOU did (use I - not WE)
- The outcome of YOUR action
Use SPIES for questions on difficult colleagues or ethical issues
- What is the problem
- Critical this is assessed
- Can you do anything yourself
- Involve other colleagues as needed
- Can you support the individual - team
www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk
www.mmc.nhs.uk
www.bmjcareers.com
www.gmc-uk.org
www.stfs.org.uk - Selection Centres video & applicants insights