Peer Interview Scheme

Peer Interview Scheme finalNIMDTA is proudly supporting the Peer Interview Scheme for the second year. The scheme is designed for trainees transitioning from Foundation Training to Specialty Training and from Core to Higher Training.

The aim is to prepare applicants for interview through a series of workshops, talks and an interview with peers. Feedback will be offered on the evening for all applicants.
Places are available for the following events:

Foundation to Specialty Training

·       Thursday 17 January 2019

Core to Higher Training

·       Wednesday 27 February 2019

·       Thursday 14 March 2019

Spaces are limited for this event and a waiting list will be compiled.

Booking is essential and we advise trainees to book early. Click here to book.

Trainee Feedback received in 2018:

“I was lucky to be able to avail of the Peer mentoring interview scheme. This was a pilot scheme and was extremely beneficial to my future career progression.

I was aware of my lack of interview experience (my last medical interview being on application to medicine, many years ago) and thus the need to improve upon this. Thus this opportunity was great. The scheme was excellent and was run very efficiently. I initially felt very anxious as I felt unprepared but this pilot was what I needed to help me progress. I would definitely recommend it to other Foundation year doctors who are preparing for interviews.

The examiners were excellent and were trained in giving feedback. This was both written and verbal. The actual interview, timing and structure was very realistic and thus makes the real interview process seem somewhat less daunting.

I also enjoyed the teaching session by various speakers including N.I.M.D.T.A professionals, doctors in training posts and senior consultants. Topics such as tips on interview and practical advice on what is required were presented.

All staff were very approachable and this allowed me and fellow colleagues to ask questions and learn more from doctors currently in that speciality.
To summarise I feel that this is an excellent scheme and hope that is available to more candidates in years to come, on a permanent basis.”


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