Medical Interview Training Sydney 2019 | Careers Workshop

Last year's Sydney Workshop once again sold out. And was another success with a 95%+ satisfaction rating.

Find out what we have in store for 2020.

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AdvanceMed is an initiative to provide career advice, planning and preparation among postgraduate medical trainees in Australia, created by a group of doctors with a strong interest in transitions in medical training. At our one-day intensive workshop, keynote speakers & panellists take attendees through all the essential steps in the specialty selection process — from preparation & research, to application and addressing the selection criteria — with emphasis on interview training and performance. Over 300 trainee doctors have attended our workshops so far.

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Nadia Hassan
- Mackay | Aspiring paediatrician
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Awesome tips from Dr Sarah Nguyen on preparing for interviews at the #AdvanceMed Brisbane career workshop! "Prepare for sneaky Qs - read recent relevant journal articles so that you can discuss them at the interview" @AdvanceMedAU
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"It's important to ask our trainees if they R OK and it's actually our responsibility to do so." @careerdranthony #RUOKDay
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Oleg Dronov
Aspiring Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
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"Everything was great! The meeting was very productive. I was given a lot of valuable information about my future career as a medical doctor in Australia. Dr. Anthony Llewellyn is a great person!"


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Faculty Profiles

Our faculty are a combination of seasoned experts in the job interview process and trainees who have recently excelled with their selection.

Many of our presenters have sat on multiple interview panels for trainee doctor selection and are recognised experts in the field.

Past attendees consistently rate the quality of our presenters as high.

Check out their profiles and bios above.

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Session 1 - Preparing

Dr Anthony Llewellyn

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

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 Kim Caldwell

Hear from a trainee doctor who has recently gone through the process.

All Speakers from this Session will be involved in a Q&A Panel.

Enjoy Morning Tea with the Session Speakers.

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 Karan Singh

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

Dr Mirna Hunter

There are lots of aspects of the process that are worthy of researching.  Putting in the research will mean you are better prepared and more relaxed on the day.

Dr Amandeep Hansra

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

All Speakers from this Session will be involved in a Q&A Panel.

Join us for lunch and networking.

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.

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, Llewellyn

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

Session 4 - Master Class

Dr Anthony Llewellyn

Anthony will conduct a Job Application Master Class where all burning or remaining questions or queries will be address.

(Includes how to plan your approach).

Our program runs through the full process of the trainee doctor selection process. Commencing with knowing how to prepare to submit your application which includes important considerations such as organising your referees and ensuring that your CV or Resume maximises your potential in a quick 7-second first review.

We then cover how to fill in selection criteria using examples of your past work as well as how to research the interview process and prepare and practice.

Remaining calm during a stressful high stakes interview is essential and we cover this too.

Finally we breakdown for you the most common types of interview questions and how you should best approach these including how to give an example, how to deal with a hypothetical, how to answer a clinical question when you just don't know, how to deal with an inappropriate question and how to get your personal brand and value across in 20 to 30 minutes.

Each session is interactive and our presenters stay for the break after in case you have any burning questions for them.

Check out our program above for more information.


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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.

Dr Amandeep Hansra

Dr Amandeep Hansra is a locally trained specialist General Practitioner who has worked both nationally and overseas and continues to work in clinical medicine at a General Practice in Bondi, Sydney.  She has a passion for startups and supporting women in Medicine and was awarded “Women Leading in Business Scholarship” for the Global Executive MBA at the University of Sydney.

Her past career has included both public, volunteer and private work, as well as in Aboriginal Health, Refugee Health, Occupational Medicine and Travel Medicine. She is a Fellow of the RACGP, an examiner for the College, holds a Master’s in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Australia Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine, mentors junior doctors through the AMA and has completed the Company Directors Course through AICD.

Amandeep is a leader in digital health and telehealth services in Australia. Amandeep co-founded Evermed Consulting and provides consulting services to insurers, startups, health service, investors and businesses. She was most recently the CEO & Medical Director of Telstra’s telemedicine business ReadyCare.

Dr Amandeep Hansra
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.

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.

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