Sydney 2018

Job Application & Interview Preparation Workshop | Easing Medical Career Transitions for NSW Medical Jobs
Sydney 2018

Preparing

What to put on your CV, how to approach referees, how to fill in the application

Sydney 2018

Practising

Doing your research, preparing for the interview, practising questions

Sydney 2018

Interviewing

Making a good first impression, behavioural questions, talking about your experiences

Sydney 2018

Succeeding

Showcasing your personal brand, communicating effectively and leaving a good impression

Learn from top interview panel experts and successful trainees in the NSW Medical Jobs process

Our faculty includes a unique blend of the trainee perspective as well as the expert senior medical practitioner. 

Some of our key speakers

We have gathered top experts in medical training and recruitment to give you the key information that you need to know.

A/Prof Leonie Watterson

Consultant Anaesthetist & Director of Simulation at Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre | Royal North Shore Hospital

Leonie is a specialist anaesthetist, based at Royal North Shore Hospital, with appointments at Prince of Wales Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women. Since 2000, she has been Head of Department of the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, RNSH. In this role she leads a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and nonclinical staff and has a key role in the recruitment of registrars onto the simulation fellowship program.

Leonie has post graduate qualifications in education, organisational coaching and leadership and is currently completing a post graduate diploma in conflict resolution. She has a special interest in professional skills and communication and is the lead author of several training courses addressing doctors’ communication skills.

Leonie Watterson
Anthony Llewellyn | Career Doctor

Dr Anthony Llewellyn

Anthony is an expert in Medical HR. He has reviewed numerous CVs, chaired and conducted over a thousand job interviews and provided advice to a number of employers and Colleges about selection processes. His background is as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Manager with 20 years’ experience as a medical practitioner in public health services in a range of roles.

From 2012 to 2016, Anthony was the Medical Director of the Health Education & Training Institute (HETI) which involved overseeing a number of network training programs. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle’s School of Medicine & Public Health and Year 5 Psychiatry Coordinator. He is currently completing a PhD in Medical Education, exploring personal learning environments in the intern training space.

Dr James Edwards

James Edwards is the Founder of the onthewards website and a Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH).  He is also the current Clinical Chair of the NSW Prevocational Training council at the
Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) and in the Sydney University Medical Program chairs the pre-internship committee.  James is also the Clinical Director of the Sydney Local Health District Demand Management Unit.
Sydney 2018
Dr May Wong for AdvanceMed

Dr May Wong

May is a doctor-in-training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and has an interest in how doctors can exert their presence beyond the beside. She has been on panels at a local health district level regarding recruitment and selection processes.

In addition she has spoken to universities regarding career planning to foster a broader perspective on health and the healthcare system amongst aspiring doctors. May was HETI’s 2014 JMO of the year and finalist for NSW Young Woman of the Year in 2016.

From 2012 to 2016, Anthony was the Medical Director of the Health Education & Training Institute (HETI) which involved overseeing a number of network training programs. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle’s School of Medicine & Public Health and Year 5 Psychiatry Coordinator. He is currently completing a PhD in Medical Education, exploring personal learning environments in the intern training space.

The quality of speakers was high

I would recommend this workshop to my colleague

Session 1 - Preparing

Dr Anthony Llewellyn

Dr Anthony Llewellyn

An overview of the issues in relation to specialty training posts and numbers of applicants.

Dr Anna Sallos

What to put on your CV, what order, the value of a career goal statement.

A/Prof John Vassiliadis

Who makes a good referee. The value of diversity in your referees. How to approach a referee and how to remind them of your plans.

Dr Lindsay Chan

Pre Meets are an area of controversy. But many deem them an essential component of the process, particularly if you are not fortunate to have worked and be known at the hospital or training site you attend. This session will take you through the do's and don'ts of both personal pre-meets as well as group recruitment information nights (which some networks are now favouring over individual pre-meets).

Drs Sallos, Vassiliadis and Chan

Session 2 - Practising

Dr Alan Giles

Keep things short, use examples to back up your contentions, remember that the interview questions should be base on these

Dr May Wong

Why you should prepare for the interview. It is a form of test after all. How can you prepare. The importance of feedback.

Dr Amandeep Hansra

What to do if the unfortunate happens and someone asks you an inappropriate question.

Drs Giles, Wong, Hansra

Session 3 - The Interview

A/Prof Leonie Watterson

First impressions are important. So how can you hit that "sweet spot" without coming across as overly nervous or overly confident.
 

Dr James Edwards

What's a "behavioural question"? Why are they used and perhaps better? Case examples. How you can turn other questions to your advantage by treating them as behavioural questions.

Dr Luke Anderson

Hopefully, the panel has read your CV. But let's face it they may not have. How can you highlight all the best bits during the interview and leave them knowing you are a good communicator and team player.

A/Prof Watterson, Drs Edwards, Anderson, Llewellyn

Our Panel will attempt to answer any question you have about the application process, including interview questions you may have heard about.

Dr Lindsay Chan

Pre Meets are an area of controversy. But many deem them an essential component of the process, particularly if you are not fortunate to have worked and be known at the hospital or training site you attend. This session will take you through the do's and don'ts of both personal pre-meets as well as group recruitment information nights (which some networks are now favouring over individual pre-meets).

Session 4 - The Interview Part 2

Dr Anthony Llewellyn

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