What is the most difficult medical situation you encountered. How did you deal with it. What was the outcome
Basic Physician Training
Scenario = You are a medical registrar working an afterhours shift. You are called to review a renal patient (60yo) on the ward during a clinical review call for reduced urine output (PACE, RACE). You notice that their renal function has deteriorated significantly from baseline. The patient is also hyperkalaemic, clinically dry and an ABG reveals a high anion gap acidosis. He is also complaining of chest tightness and palpitations on further questioning. The patient has no advanced care directive in place and he is not previously on dialysis. Talk us through your management of this patient. (The interviewers then kept asking questions during your answer, like patient is now hypotensive, what would you do (ie: escalate to rapid response call/ICU involvement), what would you say to ICU when they arrive. Family has arrived, describe to us what you would say to them. How would you discuss the advanced care directive with the patient? What are your differentials?)
A child with a femoral fracture is under your care. Both parents, whom a separated, disagree on decision for further treatment (operative v non-operative). How would you approach this situation.
Critical Care Training
emergency medicine - tell me about a paper or presentation that has changed your clinical practice
Describe your ideal job
General RMO/SRMO type post
Conflict resolution with a nurse or JMO.
Non Specific Question
Describe a situation in which you found that your results were not up to your supervisor’s expectations. What happened? What action did you take?
Non Specific Question
Tell me about a time you made a mistake and had to tell someone more senior.
Oral Maxillo Facial Training
A patient has to be taken to theatre urgently. You cannot get hold of your boss. What do you do?
Moving interstate/ rural practice; rural experience; how do you feel about training outside Sydney; what do you see as the specific dermatology needs/ particular dermatological problems of your preferred state