Selection Methodology Training

Category: Training - Selection Methodology

Date: September 9th 2013 9:00am until 12:30pm

Location: Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, Deanery House BS16 1GW

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Workshop Aim

To provide an overview of the application process and interviewing techniques currently in use.   It is a mandatory requirement for anyone interviewing trainees on behalf of the Severn Postgraduate Medical Education.

Workshop Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of positive and negative indicators for evaluating answers.
  • Explain the need for standardised scoring.
  • Use a standardised scoring system to grade candidates at interview. 
  • Record objective evidence of candidates’ statements/performance in ways that will be helpful in justifying decisions.
  • Identify some effective and less effective ways of asking objective questions at interview.
  • Gain practical skills in interviewing

Workshop Programme (Morning)

09:00 Tea/Coffee/Registration


09:30 Introduction to Selection Methodology

         The Importance of the Person Specification

         Interview Panel Formats

         Equal Opportunities/Sources of Bias/Error

         Prohibited Questions

10:00 Question Design


         Designing Positive and Negative Indicators

         The Behavioural Interview

         Situational/Scenario Based Questions

         Practice with Behavioural Questioning

         Peeling and Probing

10:30 Tea/Coffee


10:45 Interview Scoring Systems

         Deciding on Appointability

         Further Interview Practice

         Dealing with Tied Scores 


12:00 End


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