Selection Methodology Training

Category: Training - Selection Methodology

Date: September 19th 2013 9:00am until 12:30pm

Location: Postgraduate Medical Education, Deanery House, Vantage Business Park, Old Gloucestershire Road, Hambrook, Bristol 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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