Leyla Sanai tells you the do's and don'ts and gives some handy tips
- By: Leyla Sanai
So you've finally made it through all those years of medical school and, much to your disbelief and everyone else's, you will hopefully soon be qualified. House jobs loom ominously on the horizon, and you're begging your pals to let you practise putting venflons in them. But before you get to the exalted state of house officer, you'll need to jump the final obstacle--the interview. It's no good being the most conscientious, empathetic junior doctor in the world if your interview technique is so gauche that panels of distinguished consultants blanche and start muttering, “Don't call us….”
Even after house jobs, interviews will rear their heads at regular intervals--for senior house officer jobs, specialist registrar posts, GP trainee attachments, and, in the distant future, permanent posts as a GP or consultant. So it's worth giving your interview technique some thought well in advance.
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