What will I learn?
How to present yourself.
This course covers everything you need to know about how to speak, what clothes to wear and helps paint you in the best light. Again, this is based on quantitative research rather than one consultant’s opinions.
Understand what the panel wants
- by knowing what they want, you are in a better position to deliver this.
Know what you’re walking into
- know the exact format of how the interview is carried out -down to how you’re moved between rooms and how to keep it together (including between stations). If you’ve rehearsed the entire process, you can focus on concentrating on the important stuff on the day without sweating the small stuff.
Comprehensive guidance on each station
Worked example bank
- we’ll work through numerous practical scenarios with you. Applying the processes in real-time helps reinforce the theoretical frameworks. We will also provide you with further work within the course guide to enable self-study after the course.
The course consists of one intensive day – make sure you have a good night’s rest beforehand!
Course date: Sunday 17th September 2023
Cost: £300 – use discount code success123 to receive a £50 discount when booking both the Interview and Clinical Courses together
Please note: you are usually able to recover the cost of the course from your Study Leave Budget.
10:00 – Introduction
Who are we & how did we get into dermatology?
10:15 – First impressions & what to expect
Dress to impress, how much preparation to do, format of the interview?
10:30 – Why dermatology? Know the specialty!
What makes our specialty unique & rewarding, what does a dermatologist do?
10:45 – Station 1 (part a): Research & Academic Medicine
Draw on experience, know your limitations, highlight interests
11:30 – 11:45 – Comfort break
11:45 – Station 1 (part b): Abstract Analysis
How to approach, buzz words & examples
12:30 – Station 2 (part a): Clinical Scenario Ethics
Reminder of ethical principles, how to escalate, legal support
13:15 – 14:00 – Lunch break
14:00 – Station 2 (part b): Clinical Scenario Case Discussion
Common topics, describing the skin, escalate appropriately
14:45 – Station 3: Portfolio, Suitability & Commitment
Reflect on dermatology person specification, highlight strengths, how to sell yourself
15:45 – 16:00 – Comfort break
16:00 – Communication Skills
Top tips & how to streamline answers
16:45 – Q&A
17:00 – Close of Meeting