Selection Methodology Training (ES9)

Category: Training - Selection Methodology

Date: March 17th 2014 1:00pm until 4:00pm

Location: Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, Deanery House, Vantage Office Park, Hambrook, Bristol BS34 6PT

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18 places available


To register please complete the form at the bottom of this page.


For further details and dates of courses please contact Hannah Parnell,

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 Deanery.


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




13:00 Registration


13:30 Introduction to Selection Methodology


The importance of the person specification


Interview panel formats


Equal Opportunities, sources of bias and error


Prohibited questions


14:30 Question Design


Designing positive and negative indicators


The Behavioural Interview


Situational/scenario based questions


Practice with behavioural questioning


Peeling and probing


15:30 Tea and Coffee


15:45 Interview Scoring Systems


Deciding on appointability


Further interview practice


Dealing with tied scores


16:00 End


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