Medical Interviews MMI’s Amy Watson BMSc Student in Medical Education Things to cover today on MMI’s… • • • • • • General interview tips Websites that are available to help you GMC Tomorrows Doctors General Advise Questions MMI’s • • • • Multiple mini interviews 10 stations 7 minutes Bell sounding signifies end of station and start of next… • Can feel very fast and very slow… • Gives a chance to make the most of every station Obvious Pointers • • • • • Dress code Arrive on time Come prepared Hot topics Ethical issues – -moral principles that govern a person or groups behaviour • Obvious questions Websites available for your use! • http://www.medicalinterviews.co.uk/interview-questions-medicalschool-interviews.aspx • Examples of interview questions…prepare some answers… • Background & Motivation for medicine • Knowledge of the medical school and teaching methods • Depth & Breadth of interest • Empathy • Team work • Personal insight • Understanding of the role of medicine in society • Work experience • Tolerance of ambiguity & Ethics • Creativity, innovation and imagination Dundee University Guidance online… What is the interview like? Knowledge about potential future as a doctor… • http://www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk/ • • • • • • Ethical dilemmas or questions about policy or social issues. - given a situation -discuss the ethical or other issues involved. -The interviewer may follow up with questions designed to probe the applicant’s response. Interactions with an actor - applicant is provided with a scenario involving an actor -may involve giving bad news -confront the person about a problem - gather information -observer present looking at your interaction with the actor. Standard interview questions - traditional interview questions such as “Why did you apply to this school?” or “Describe an obstacle that you have overcome.” A task requiring teamwork. -Team work is essential to medicine, some stations involve two applicants working together to complete a task. Essay writing. -Some schools include an essay component as part of the interview process so a station may involve responding to a prompt in writing. This station may be longer than the others to allow for the applicant to formulate and write the response. A rest station. -takes a lot of energy. Clear your mind and get ready for the next station. GMC • The General Medical Council GMC registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. Their purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. • Graduates are entitled to provisional registration with the GMC with a licence to practise, subject to demonstrating to the GMC that their fitness to practise is not impaired. Tomorrows Doctors • About Tomorrow's Doctors The GMC sets the knowledge, skills and behaviours that medical students learn at UK medical schools: these are the outcomes that new UK graduates must be able to demonstrate. The GMC also sets standards for teaching, learning and assessment. These outcomes and standards are laid down in Tomorrow's Doctors (2009) (pdf). It is also available online. Tomorrows Doctors Outcomes for graduates • Overarching outcome for graduates Outcomes 1 – The doctor as a scholar • and a scientist • Outcomes 2 – The doctor as a practitioner • Outcomes 3 – The doctor as a professional Standards for the delivery of teaching, learning and assessment • Domain 1 – Patient safety • Domain 2 – Quality assurance, review • and evaluation • Domain 3 – Equality, diversity • and opportunity • Domain 4 – Student selection • Domain 5 – Design and delivery of • the curriculum, including assessment • Domain 6 – Support and development of • students, teachers and the local faculty • Domain 7 – Management of teaching, • learning and assessment • Domain 8 – Educational resources • and capacity • Domain 9 – Outcomes GMC, Tomorrows Doctors… • Why do we have these? • Be prepared to discuss areas mentioned • Don’t need to know it off by heart… • Have an awareness of what medical schools and GMC look for in students and doctors and why… Pointers… • Preparation…but be yourself • Dress appropriately • Not going to ask anything you cant answer • Not looking for yes or no answers • Reasoning and logical way of thinking • Move on and forget previous stations Questions?