Interview Skill for Trainee Ophthalmologists
(Modified from a paper written for trainee orthopaedic surgeons)
|In response to the numerous requests on interview techniques, we set
up this site for trainee ophthalmologists. As ophthalmology is a competitive
speciality, most trainees find that a good knowledge of ophthalmology (even
with part I or final MRCOphth) does not always guarantee a senior house
officer or registrar post in an eye units. Very often the interview skill
makes all the difference.
The principles for interview are not so different from those interviews you may have had to get into medical school, but for a job, your skills should be infinitely more sophisticated. Some people are born performers and relish the chance to show off their personal presentation skills, but for most the interview is at best intimidating and at worst terrifying. The best way both to deal with the anxiety and to improve your performance on the day is to be properly prepared.
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