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Generalbackground/CV/ApplicationForm

1. Tellmeaboutyourself

2. TalkusthroughyourCV/Applicationform

3. Tellusaboutyourbackground

4. WhatisexceptionalaboutyourCV?

5. WhatpartofyourCVareyoumostproudof?

6. WhyistherenoseparateClinicalGovernancesectioninyourCV?

Personalqualities,motivation&drive

7.

WhatmadeyougointoMedicine?

8.

Whatisyourcareerambition?

9.

Wheredoyouseeyourselfin5/10years'time?

10.

Ifyouweretostartyourcareeragain,whatwouldyouchange?

11.

Whydoyouwanttodothisspeciality?

12.

Whatdoyoulikeaboutthisspecialityandwhatdoyoudislike?

13.

Whatarethechallengesfacingthisspecialityoverthenexttenyears?

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Howdoyouknowyouaremakingtherightcareerchoice?

15.

Whathaveyoudonetoprepareyourselfforacareerinyourspeciality?

16.

Whydoyouwanttotraininthisregion?

17.

Whatdoyouhavetooffertothespecialty?

18.

Giveusthreeadjectivesthatdescribeyoubest.

19.

Whatwouldyourfriendssayaboutyou?

20.

WhatkindoffeedbackwouldIobtainfromyourpatientsifIaskedthem?

21.

Whatwouldyoulikewritteninyourobituary?

22.

Whatareyourmainstrengths?

23.

Whatisyourmainweakness?

24.

Whatskillshaveyougainedthatwillmakeyouagoodtrainee/doctor?

25.

Whatarethequalitiesofagooddoctor?

26.

Nametwoskillsthatyouwouldliketoimproveoverthenexttwoyears.

27.

Whatskillsdoyouneedtodevelopmost?

28.

Whatjobhaveyouparticolarlyliked/disliked?

29.

Howdoyoumeasuresuccess?

30.

Wouldyoubehappybeinganaverageconsultant?

31.

Whatshouldwerecruityouratherthananyothercandidate?

32.

Whathaveyoudonethatisdifferenttoanyoneelse?

33.

Whatmakesyouagoodcandidateforthejob?

34.

Howwouldyourseniorsmotivateyou?

35.

Whatdoyouthinkwillbeyourbiggestchallengeinthisspecialty?

36.

Tellusaboutyourbestconsultant/colleague.

37.

Tellusaboutyourworstconsultant/colleague.

38.

Whatareyourhobbies?Howdotheyinfluenceyourmedicalpractice?

39.

Whatexperiencesoutsidemedicinehaveyoufoundusefolinyourmedicalcareer

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Communication,TeamPlaying,Leadership,Stress&Conflicts

49. Howwouldyourateyourcommunicationskills?

50. Giveusanexampleofasituationwhereyourcommunicationskillsmadeadifferencetothecareofapatient.

51. Giveusanexampleofasituationwhereyoufailedtocommunicateappropriately.

52. Whatskillshaveyouacquired thatmakeyouagoodcommunicator?

53. Howcanyouimproveyourcommunicationskillsasaleader?

54. Whataretheattributesofagoodteamplayer?

55. Doyouworkbetteraspartofateamoronyourown?

56. GiveusarecentexampleofatimewhereyouworkedamemberofanMDT.

57. Whatmakesagoodleader?

58. Whatdoesleadingbyexamplemeantoyou?

59. Whatmakesagoodteam?

60. Whatleadershipskillshaveyouacquiredduringyourtraining?

61. Whatisthedifferencebetweenamanagerandaleader?

62. Tellusaboutyourexperienceofmanagingateamofpeople.

63. Whatisthedifferencebetweenpeoplemanagementandleadership?

64. Howwouldyoumotivateothers?

65. Describeasituationwhereyouhadtogivenegativefeedbacktosomebody.

66. Tellusaboutasituationwhereyouhadtobringadifficultpersononboard.

67. Tellusaboutasituationwhereyoushowedleadership.

68. Tellusaboutasituationwhereyoushowedinitiative.

69. Whatmakesyouangry?

70. Haveyoueverbeeninasituationwhereyouhavehadaconflictwithacolleague?

71. Giveanexampleofasituationwhereyourworkwascriticised.

72. Howwouldyoucopewithcriticismoracomplaintbeingmadeagainstyou?

73. Whatisyourapproachtoresolvingconflict?

74. Howwouldyouhandleanon­performingjuniorcolleague?

75. OneofyourSHOssaysheisgettingboredinhisjob.Howdoyourespond?

76. Howwouldyouhandleasituationwhereyouhadadisagreementwithanurseoverthemanagementofa patient?

77. Whatwouldyoudoifapatientdisagreedwithyourtreatmentapproach?

78. Howdoyouhandlestress?

79. Howdoyounormallycopewithpressure?

80. Howdoyourecognisewhenyouarestressed?

81. Whatdifficultdecisionshaveyoumadeinaclinicalsetting?

Doyoufindithardtosellyourselfandfindsuitableexamples?

OurCT,ST&SPRinterviewskillsbookwillshowyouhowtoapproachthesedifficultquestions?Youcan

alsobookononeofourCT,ST,SPRinterviewcourses.Weonlytakesmallgroupssothatyoucan

participateandpracticeasmuchasyoucan.

Research&Audit

84. Tellmeaboutyourresearchexperience.

85. Tellmeaboutyourresearch.Assumethatyouaretalkingtoagroupofcharityworkersfromyourfunding

organisation.

86. Howmuchofyourresearchisyourowndesignandhowmuchwasguidedbyyoursupervisor?

87. Howdidyouorganiseyourresearchproject?Didyousupervisorwriteyourgrantapplication?

88. Iamworriedaboutyourlackofresearchexperience.

89. WhyisResearchimportant?

90. HowdoyougoaboutsettingupaResearchproject?

91. WhendoingResearch,whatistheonemostimportantfactortogetright?

92. DoyouthinkalltraineedoctorsshoulddoResearch?

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WhatisEvidenceBasedMedicine?

94.

WhataretheprosandconsofEvidenceBasedPractice?

95.

Whatisyourunderstandingoftheterm"ResearchGovernance"

96.

WhatarethedifferentlevelsofEvidenceavailable?

97.

DoyouthinkEvidenceBasedMedicineisapplicabletoallspecialities?

98.

Whatisanaudit?

99.

TellmeaboutyourAuditexperience.

100.

WhatisthedifferencebetweenAudit&Research?

101.

TellmeabouttheAuditcycle.

102.

Whatproblemsaretherewiththewayinwhichtraineedoctorsconductaudits?

Doyouknowhowtomaximiseyourscoreonallthesequestions?

OurCT,ST&SPRinterviewskillsbookcanhelp.Youcangetalltheanswersyouneedforonly£28.50

(20%discountforMDUmembers).Alternative,ourCT,ST,SPRinterviewcoursesonlytakesmallgroups

sothatyoucanparticipateandpracticeasmuchasyoucan.

Teaching/Training/Learning/Keepinguptodate/SeekingHelp

105. Tellusaboutyourteachingexperience.

106. Whatmethodsofteachingdoyouknow.Whichdoyoupreferandwhy?

107. Howwouldyouconvinceajuniorcolleagueoftheimportanceofteaching?

108. Givemeanexampleofasituationwhereyourecognisedthatamemberofyourteamhada

deficiency/difficulty.

109. WhatisProblemBasedLearning?Whatareitsprosandcons?

110. Tellmeaboutamemorablecasewhereyouhavelearntsomethingnew

111. WiththeintroductionoftheEuropeanWorkingTimeDirectiveandthereductioninthenumberofhours

leadingtoCCT,doyoufeelyouwillbefollytrainedbytheendofyourtraining?

112. Whatmeasuresdoyoutaketoimproveyourtraining?

113. Howdoyouidentifyyourtrainingneeds?

114. Whatdoyougetoutofteachingothers?

115. Whatisthemostinterestingcaseyouhavemanaged?

116. Whendidyoulastcallyourconsultant?

117. Whatisthebiggestmistakethatyouhavemadeinaclinicalsetting?

118. Howdoyoukeepyourskillsuptodate?

119. Howdidyoukeepyourskillsuptodateduringyouresearch/careerbreak?

EthicalIssues&difficultWorkScenarios

127. Howwouldyouhandleaproblemdoctor­forexampleifyoususpectedthatyourconsultanthadadrink

problem?

128. Howwouldyoureactifoneofyourjuniorcolleaguesturnedupdrunkonthewardfirstthinginthemorning?

Whatifitwasyourconsultant?

129. Apatientmentionstoyouthatontwooccasionstheyhavesmeltalcoholonyourconsultant'sbreathduring

clinicinthepastfewweeks.Whatdoyoudo?

130. Howwouldyoureactifoneofyourfemalejuniorcolleaguesrefusedtotreatapatientwhoisaknownrapist?

131. Howwouldyoureactifapatientrefusedtobetreatedbyoneofyourjuniordoctorsbecauseheisforeign?

132. Youseeapatientverballyabuseanurse.Whatisyourresponse?

133. Oneofyoupeersarrivesconstantlylateforworkinthemorning.Whatdoyoudo?

134. Oneofyourjuniorcolleaguesisplacingpatientsatrisk.Howdoyoureact?

135. Yourconsultantdoessomethingthatgoesagainstprotocol.Howyoudoyoutackleit?Howwouldyou

approachtheconsultant?

136. Yourconsultantdoesnotprovideadequatetrainingandadoptsacondescendingattitudetowardsyou

becauseofyourapparentlackofknowledge.Howdoyoureact?

137. Apatientmentionsthat,duringanexamination,oneofyourcolleaguesexaminedherbreasts.Althoughthe

patientisnotawarethatsuchbehaviourwasinappropriateinthatcontext,youare.Howdoyourespond?

138. Youobserveyourconsultantmakinginappropriatesexualremarkstooneofyourpatients.Therearenoother

witnessesandtheconsultantisnotawarethatyouwerethere.Howdoyoureact?

139. Yourconsultantmentionssomethingtoapatient,thatyoubelievetobewrong.Howdoyoureact?

140. Youhaveheardrumoursthatoneofyourcolleaguesistakingdrugs.Youalsoknowthatsomedrugshave

disappearedfromthecabinet.Howdoyoureact?

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141. Oneofyourcolleagueseemstobesufferingfromstress.Whatdoyoudo?

142. Youhavesuspicionsthatoneofyourpeershasbeenstealinganimportantamountofhospitalproperty

(includingstationaryandneedles).Whatdoyoudo?

Doyouknowyoucananswermostofthesequestionswithjustoneframework?

OurCT,ST&SPRinterviewbookwillshowyouhow.OrbookoneofourCT,ST,SPRinterviewskills

coursestopractiseonallthese.

ClinicalGovernanceandOtherNHSIssues

144. WhatdoyouknowaboutClinicalGovernance?

145. HowdoesClinicalGovernanceaffectpatientsafety?

146. HowdoesClinicalGovernanceimpactonyourdailywork?

147. DoyouthinkClinicalGovernanceisusefolorisitjustanotherlayerofbureaucracy?

148. ArethereanyproblemswiththewayClinicalGovernanceisimplemented?

149. Who,inyourHospital,isresponsibleforClinicalGovernance?

150. WhatisClinicalRiskManagement?

151. WhatisaNear­Misssituation?

152. WhathappenstoCriticalIncidentsFormsoncetheyhavebeensubmitted?

153. Youareworkingasaconsultantandyouarerecommendingthatoneofyourpatientshouldbegivena particolartreatmentbasedonthebestevidenceavailable.Hospitalmanagersinformyouthatthistreatment cannotbegivenasitistoocostly.Whatdoyoudothen? Howwouldyouinformthepatient?Whatifthe courseofactionyourecommendedwasactuallycontainedinaNICEguideline?

154. WhatisNICE?Whatdotheydo?

155. TellusaboutaNICEguidelinerelatingtoyourspeciality.

156. WhatistheNationalPatientSafetyAgency?

157. WhatdoyouknowabouttheEuropeanWorkingTimeDirective?Whatareitseffects

158. WhatdoyouthinkaboutMMC?

159. Whatcanyoutellmeaboutappraisals?

160. Doyoufeelappraisalsareausefolprocess?

161. WhatdoyouknowaboutRevalidation?

162. WhatisthedifferencebetweenAssessmentandAppraisal?

163. Whoisthemainbeneficiaryinanappraisal?

164. Howcanwepersuadethepublicthatdoctorscanbetrusted?

165. Istheexpandingroleofnursesabenefitoradangertothemedicalprofession?

166. Whatisthedifferencebetweenaprotocolandaguideline?

167. Whatdoyouthinkaboutmanagementissues?Doyouthinkitssomethingweshouldbegettinginvolvedinas clinicians?

168. Howdoyouseekinformedconsentfortheproceduresthatyoudo?

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