Selection Methodology Training (ES9)

Category: Training - Selection Methodology

Date: March 24th 2014 1:00pm until 4:30pm

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

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6 places available 

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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

16:30 End



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