Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Medical Interviews: A Comprehensive Guide to CT, ST & Registrar Interview Skills

Title: Medical Interviews: A Comprehensive Guide to CT, ST & Registrar Interview Skills
Author: Olivier Picard, Dan Wood, Sebastian Yuen
Genre: Non-Fiction

Written and edited by experts in medical interview skills, this second edition takes you through all the important aspects of CT, ST and Registrar interviews and will give you a unique insight into the marking schemes. Through the detailed analysis of 120 medical interview questions, techniques and NHS hot topics, you will gain an invaluable insight into a wide range of common medical interview topics such as - how to talk about your motivation, your skills, experience, strengths and weaknesses; - how to demonstrate your understanding and experience of clinical governance, audit, research and teaching; - how to deal with difficult ethical dilemmas on confidentiality and consent; - how to handle a wide array of difficult colleagues. This book also contains detail of recent NHS reforms and other hot topics which may be discussed at interviews. As well as formal medical interview stations, the book provides advice on how to handle role play, presentation, group discussion and other communication stations.
Review by Nara

For my friend Stephen!

Medical Interviews was an odd novel that didn't seem to have much of a plot. Generally I was told a story should have a beginning, middle and ending, but this book seemed to meander around and have no general direction for the plotline of the story. It was broken up into chapters, but each chapter seemed to start with a question, most of which didn't really link up into the overall story. Reading through this novel, there was a lack of character development, in fact there was a complete lack of characters at all. I was also a bit confused about the setting of the novel, and it was hard to visualise what was going on in each scene.

Despite there being no plot, world building or characters, I enjoyed reading this book overall. It certainly helped me with my interview preparation; thanks for lending it to me Stephen!

Really liked it
Overall: 9/10
Plot: 0/5
Romance: 0/5
Writing: 4/5
World Building: 0/5
Characters: 0/5
Cover: 3/5