How to Succeed at the Medical Interview

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-04-29

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How to Succeed at the Medical Interview provides candidates with a competitive edge. It reduces the likelihood of unexpected questions or situations and helps improve confidence before and during the medical interview.

This new second edition includes updated content on changes to the structure of healthcare and how this affects both the application and interview process. It details the types of questions that will be asked at medical interviews and also provides improved guidance for overseas doctors and healthcare professionals and for those seeking to practice abroad.

How to Succeed at the Medical Interview is the ideal guide for Foundation Programme trainees, Specialist Registrars and General Practitioner trainees. It is also valuable for healthcare professionals facing competitive medical interviews at any stage of their career.

Author Biography

Chris Smith, Honorary Research Fellow, Imperial College, London and General Practitioner, Portsmouth, UK

Darryl Meeking, Consultant Endocrinologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth, UK

Table of Contents

Foreword, vii

Preface, ix

Acknowledgements, xi

Introduction, xiii

Chapter 1 The medical interview, 1

Chapter 2 Preparing for the interview, 14

Chapter 3 Performing at the interview, 26

Chapter 4 Common interview questions, 35

Chapter 5 Interview questions that test your knowledge, 51

Chapter 6 Interview questions that test your generic skills, 79

Chapter 7 Competency-based tasks, 101

Index, 117

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