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Succeeding in Your Consultant Medical Interview

Succeeding in Your Consultant Medical Interview

Ghosh R


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Achieving Consultant status remains the ambition and pinnacle in the eyes of most hospital doctors. The stakes are high, the competition is intense, and the selection process is discerning. It is important, therefore, that the interview process is understood, and that the commonly asked questions and pitfalls are examined in order to prepare meticulously. Despite the importance of this interview, it is probable that most doctors do not invest sufficient time and effort preparing for it. This book will address a variety of important issues, including: Recommendations with regard to preparation prior to application. Visiting the institution post shortlisting, the makeup of the interview panel and presentations. Behaviour traits to adopt and avoid during the interview. General principles for answers to commonly asked questions pertaining to factual knowledge, opinion and scenarios. Additional summaries of 'hot topics' such as Government targets and Foundation Trusts The information and guidance given in this book will hopefully go a long way towards helping you with your interview preparation, equipping you with the right behavioural skills and empowering you with the knowledge and confidence to succeed in your Consultant interview.