What will I learn?
Where you’re up to in your preparation
- A 1-to-1 session can be an effective litmus test to help you objectively establish where you’re up to in your preparation
Identify areas of strength
- Positive feedback can be helpful for candidates to mentally frame the interview in a positive light. This can be helpful under the pressure of the big day
Identify areas for further development
- Increasingly well-prepared candidates for dermatology posts mean that you cannot afford a poor performance at an individual station. Identifying areas for further development is a good thing – this means that you can score even more highly than you would have otherwise!
Objective scoring of your interview performance
- Your tutor will provide you a scored outcome report after the 1-to-1 to help you focus your learning until the interview day
The course is conducted at a time and date convenient to you. The available slots can be booked using the Book Now link at the bottom of this page.
Duration: 90 minutes
Station 1 – Research and Academic medicine
Your understanding of research/academic medicine issues will be assessed via the use of an abstract which will be provided to you for a short time to consider before starting the question.
Upon receiving the document, read it in full and then consider the main points, important areas, potential application of any findings; and be critical in your analysis.
Station 2 – Clinical scenario
At the start of this question you will read a clinical situation to consider. Interviewers will provide you with some information about a patient to ask for your initial response and will follow this up with a series of follow-on probes relating to the diagnosis and management of this case.
Clinical scenario considerations
The scenario will describe a hypothetical clinical situation which has arisen in which you are, or have become, involved. Some points to consider when reviewing the scenario and preparing for discussion are:
- What steps you would take
- Any potential treatments possible
- Any further information you would gather
- How you would go about communicating with any people (eg patients, family members,
colleagues) involved in the scenario
You should also consider any other factors you deem appropriate, using your experience and professional judgement.
Station 3 – Suitability and commitment
This question will focus on your suitability for and commitment to ST3 training in the specialty and give you opportunity to expand on the information provided in your application form. To facilitate this, we will ask you to send us your application form answers ahead of your interview.