MEDICAL CAREER PLANNING: JOB APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PREPARATION WORKSHOP

For Doctors-In-Training
8 July 2017, Sydney CBD

AdvanceMed

Career Planning for Doctors

AdvanceMed is an initiative to provide career advice, planning and preparation among postgraduate medical trainees in Australia, created by a group of doctors with a strong interest in transitions in medical training.

At our one-day intensive workshop, a number of expert keynote speakers & panellists took attendees through all the essential steps in the specialty selection process — from preparation & research, to application and addressing the selection criteria — with emphasis on interview training and performance.

Tickets to the workshop SOLD OUT, with 120 in attendance.

Delegates of this workshop can access post-workshop slides here (password protected content).

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Dr Elie Matar - very practical advice with concrete questions and examples of model answers that we can use to practice with. Especially liked his use of signposting when answering questions.
Workshop Attendee
Dr Mary Langcake broached a controversial topic during the final session of the day and injected a good amount of humour into her talk to keep it light and interesting.
Workshop Attendee
Dr John Vassiliadis was a great speaker. Honest and spoke well about how to approach referees, something I wasn't sure about
Workshop Attendee
Dr Vanessa Moran explained how to answer selection criteria questions very well.
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Speakers

A/Prof Leonie Watterson

A/Prof Leonie Watterson

Consultant Anaesthetist & Director of Simulation at Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

Royal North Shore Hospital

Dr Abhijit Pal

Dr Abhijit Pal

Medical Oncology Advanced Trainee

Liverpool Network

Dr Mary Langcake

Dr Mary Langcake

Upper GI Surgeon & Director of Trauma

St George Hospital

Dr Anthony Llewellyn

Dr Anthony Llewellyn

Consultant Psychiatrist, Coach and Medical HR Expert

Newcastle

Dr Abhinav Aggarwal

Dr Abhinav Aggarwal

SET2 Orthopaedic Registrar

Wollongong Hospital

Dr May Wong

Dr May Wong

Gastroenterology Advanced Trainee

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Dr Rupert Edwards

Dr Rupert Edwards

Physician & Network Director of Physician Training

Royal North Shore Hospital

A/Prof John Vassiliadis

A/Prof John Vassiliadis

Consultant Emergency Physician & Director of Prevocational Education & Training

Royal North Shore Hospital

Dr James Edwards

Dr James Edwards

Consultant Emergency Physician & Co-Director of ED

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Dr Andrew Pethebridge

Dr Andrew Pethebridge

Consultant Psychiatrist

St George Hospital

Dr Elie Matar

Dr Elie Matar

Neurology Advanced Trainee

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Dr Vanessa Moran

Dr Vanessa Moran

Director of Education and Training ACT & NSW

GP Synergy

Dr Matthew Links

Dr Matthew Links

Consultant Oncologist

St George Hospital

Dr Lisa Pryor

Dr Lisa Pryor

Medical Doctor-in-Training, Book Author

Contributing opinion writer for The New York Times

Workshop Schedule

#SessionSpeaker(s)Time
1Welcome — Opening RemarksDr Anthony Llewellyn 08:30
2Session 1 (PREPARING) ChairDr Anthony Llewellyn --
3Meeting with Key Hospital and Program Contacts Before Your Formal InterviewDr Abhijit Pal 08:40
4Approaching a Referee: how, when, helpful tips to considerA/Prof John Vassiliadis 09:05
533 Days Until Applications Close: how to optimise & best use your timeDr Abhinav Aggarwal
A/Prof John Vassiliadis
Dr Abhijit Pal
09:30
6End of Session 1 & Morning Tea10:00
7End of Morning Tea10:30
8Session 2 (APPLYING) ChairMr Richard Taylor --
9CV Do’s and Don’ts, How to Stand outDr Matthew Links
Dr Rupert Edwards
10:30
10Addressing Criteria: keep your answers concise and relevantDr Vanessa Moran 11:05
11How to talk about your experiences outside of medicine?Dr Lisa Pryor 11:30
12Assessing your Application: what makes the most impact & what determines if you get an interview?Dr Vanessa Moran
Dr Lisa Pryor
Dr Abhinav Aggarwal
Dr Rupert Edwards
11:55
13End of Session 2 & Lunch12:30
14End of Lunch13:30
15Session 3 (INTERVIEWING PART 1) ChairDr Matthew Links --
16Preparation: researching the program, panel, place, processDr May Wong 13:30
17Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail. How to practise for the interview?Dr Elie Matar 13:55
18Interviewing & making a great first impression: authenticity, confidence, preparedness & experienceA/Prof Leonie Watterson 14:20
19What is a Behavioural Question? Answer techniques and how to best approach 3 common Behavioural Interview QuestionsDr Elie Matar
Dr May Wong
A/Prof Leonie Watterson
Dr Anthony Llewellyn
14:45
20End of Session 3 & Afternoon Tea15:20
21End of Afternoon Tea15:40
22Session 4 (INTERVIEWING PART 2) ChairDr Roxanne Chenn
23Interview Panel: how to showcase your interpersonal skills and personal brandDr Andrew Pethebridge 15:40
24Interacting with the Panel: how to highlight your experiences when answering questionsDr James Edwards 16:05
25Addressing Gender Issues in the Selection ProcessDr Mary Langcake 16:30
26Various Interview Questions/Scenarios: suggested answers and approaches to common interview questionsDr James Edwards
Dr Andrew Pethebridge
Dr Mary Langcake
16:55
27Closing Remarks, Prizes, Final TipsDr Anthony Llewellyn 17:30

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Venue

Karstens Conference Centre
111 Harrington Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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