Thread: Swansea Night out & accomodation
04-03-2004, 01:18 PM #11
04-03-2004, 04:23 PM #12
- Join Date
- Oct 2003
Hope you all got on well and good luck to those who have their interviews yet to come.
I had a bit of a grilling - the person who was supposed to interview me, realised he knew me just before the interview, so we had to swap around. I was interviewed by Olwyn Westwood and Adrian Evans. Both friendly - the interview turned into more of a discussion in parts.
The usual questions - why medicine, why Swansea, what specialty, what makes a good doctor, dealing with stress and ethical issues questions. I also had NICE guidance, integrated care pathways and change from position of responsibility to being told what to do. The latter questions were related to my PS and reference, so I don't think they are typical. The presentation at 11.30 goes through the way in which they are scoring candidates, so you get a good idea of what you need to cover.
Only need to wait until the end of the month now.
04-03-2004, 09:34 PM #13
- Join Date
- Sep 2003
- North London
How did it go mate?? hope it was lovely in wales ahhhhh
good luck guys hope you all did well
04-03-2004, 09:44 PM #14
Hi Nutty. I had a great time but it was hard to determine how well the interview went. I was very nervous and rambled alot but you never know. I'm trying not to give the interview a post mortem ... It's easy to see the bad points and overlook the good.
Thanks for asking. I've got a leisurely 3 week wait now :shock:
I'll be checking tracker from Spain it seems (holiday on 23rd)
Best wishes ... Fizz
04-03-2004, 09:46 PM #15
- Join Date
- Nov 2003
It was lovely to meet you too and I hope we will meet again when the course starts!
My interview seemed to go very well- lots of nodding and smiling. For those still waiting for their interview-It was very much based around my personal statement but also included questions about the qualities required to be a doctor, personal study skills, a question about my opinion on any medical issue in the news, and a couple of ethical dilemas. The interviewers were both really really nice and put me at ease immediately.
It might not have lots of shiney new facilities but there is a great atmosphere there and the staff are so nice and so keen. Fingers crossed.....
07-03-2004, 12:19 AM #16
I just thought I would mention that I stayed in The Grosvenor House in Uplands.
The staff were really friendly (typical of Swansea I find) and my room was excellent. I thoroughly recommend it to those who have interviews next week. :wink: