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Specialty Application Process 2010 Dr Maire Shelly Associate Postgraduate Dean North Western Deanery
Information • Modernising Medical Careers www. mmc. nhs. uk • GP Recruitment www. gprecruitment. org. uk • NW Deanery www. nwpgmd. nhs. uk
ST 1 Level Training Programmes • • Acute Care Common Stem Anaesthesia Chemical Pathology Clinical Radiology Core Medical Training General Practice Histopathology Medical Microbiology • • • Obstetrics & Gynaecology Ophthalmology Paediatrics Psychiatry Public Health Surgery – Neurosurgery – Trauma and Orthopaedics – OMFS – Urology
Job Numbers Year ST 1 posts 2009 2010 7073 6500
Eligibility on Person Specification • Has been no more than 12 months in specialty • Now no more than 18 months in specialty • IELTS has been overall 7 (FP 7. 5) • Now 7 in each section at single sitting in last 2 years
Machine Marked Test • Not for CMT • May pilot generic MMT Other Factors • Applicant guide on MMC website end October • New Rough Guide • Swine Flu
The ST Recruitment Framework • Nationally agreed person specifications • National application and national selection • National application and local selection • Deanery led recruitment and selection
Deanery Process • In partnership with lead employers – Pennine Acute Trust – North Lancashire PCT – Greater Manchester West www. nwpgmd. nhs. uk/recruitment
Nationally Recruited Specialties Specialty Lead Core Medical Training JRCPTB Clinical Radiology RCR General Practice NRO for GP Neurosurgery Yorks and Humber Obstetrics and Gynaecology RCOG Paediatrics RCPCH Psychiatry RCP Public Health E Midlands Trauma & Orthopaedics RCS
Local Recruitment • • • ACCS Anaesthetics Chemical pathology Medical microbiology Ophthalmology Surgery
Academic Recruitment • Starts 5 th November 09 • NW ACF Posts (ST 1 or 3) – – – – – Cardiology Dermatology Gastroenterology General Practice Medical Education Obstetrics & Gynaecology Ophthalmology Psychiatry Radiology 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1
Run Through Specialties • Chemical Pathology • Clinical Radiology • General Practice • Histopathology • Medical Microbiology • Neurosurgery • Obstetrics & Gynaecology • OMFS • Ophthalmology • Paediatrics • Public Health • Trauma & Orthopaedics
Uncoupled Specialties • • • General surgery Acute Care Common • Cardiothoracic Stem surgery Anaesthesia • Paediatric surgery Emergency Medicine • Plastic surgery Medical Specialties • ENT Psychiatry • Urology • Trauma & orthopaedic surgery
General Recruitment Timetable • Information Mid October 09 • Round 1 4 th December 09 – 28 th March 10 4 - 18 th December 09 end January 10 – end February 10 Most applications Interviews • Round 2 6 th April 10 ST 3, CT 2 and non-EU applicants
GP Recruitment Timetable Applications submitted from 9. 00 am Monday 7 th December 09 Applications submitted by Midnight Sunday 20 th December 09 Stage 2 - Assessment 1 (MMT) Saturday 6 th February 10 (venues nationwide). Places booked by 1 st February 10 Stage 3 - Assessment 2 (SAC) 1 st March 10 to 12 th March 10. Places booked by 23 rd February 10 Offers out Week commencing 22 nd March 10 Offers accepted by Within 48 hours of offer. All offers to be accepted or rejected by 26 th March 10 National Clearing From 6 th April 2010
CMT Recruitment Timetable Vacancies advertised Friday 20 th November 09 Applications Open – Friday 4 th December 09 (9. 00 am GMT) Close – Friday 18 th December 09 (12. 00 pm GMT) Interviews From Monday 25 th January 10 onwards Offers sent out From Monday 15 th February 10 onwards Offers deadline Offers to be accepted within 48 hours of offer All offers to have been accepted or rejected by Friday 26 th March 10 Clearing There will be no (national) clearing at round one. Any remaining vacancies will be carried forward to round two.
Psychiatry Recruitment Timetable Register 30 th November 09 – 15 th January 10 Applications Open – Saturday 2 nd January 10 (9. 00 am GMT) Close – Friday 15 th January 10 (17. 00 pm GMT) Interviews From Monday 22 nd February 10 – 5 th March 10 Offers sent out From Monday 8 th March 10 onwards Offers deadline Offers to be accepted within 48 hours of offer All offers to have been accepted or rejected by Friday 26 th March 10 Clearing From 22 nd March 10
Venues • Reebok Stadium, Bolton www. stadiumguide. com/reebok • City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester www. cityofmanchesterstadium. co. uk
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Assessment Centre • Most 3 x 10 min format • Consistency across all panels • Each panel has lay member
Assessment Centre Clinical skills Personal Skills Empathy and sensitivity Communication Skills Problem-solving Coping with pressure Organisation and Planning Teamwork Vigilance Probity Commitment to speciality Learning/Personal Development
Assessment Centre • • • Applicants scored Scores collected Wrap up meeting Applicants ranked Agreement on candidates to be offered posts
Applicant Commitment • Applicants who accept an offer must withdraw from any further applications or interviews, otherwise the offer will be withdrawn • Except for coordinated offer arrangements
Coordinated Offers • CMT / GP / Psychiatry Shorter timescale • ? Others eg ACCS / Anaesthetics – align dates
After Acceptance • Offers conditional on pre-employment checks • Matching to specific programme / placement • Induction • Start date • Contract from employer
TIPS FOR COMPLETING SPECIALTY APPLICATIONS Dr Serena Tolhurst-Cleaver Registrar Acute Medicine/Intensive Care and Acute Specialties Trainee Career Lead, NW Deanery
PREPARATION – DOS • Do complete a CV – now! • Do start considering likely questions, and thinking of clinical scenarios that are applicable • Do read the questions very carefully when the forms come out • Do think about your non-medical interests/experiences • Do keep it simple – pick examples that clearly answer the question (e. g. audit)
PREPARATION – DON’TS • Don’t – book a holiday for when the applications come out (if you have already, make sure you take extra time to prepare before you go) • Don’t be tempted to do anything other than answer the question • Don’t leave submitting your form till the last minute • Don’t go over the word count • Don’t lie or mislead the markers of your form
MOVING TOWARDS INTERVIEWS… • The preparation that you do for your form will help • Keep up-to-date with current affairs in medicine • Have a good understanding of the basics – research, audit, clinical governance • Approach people for help – tips or interview practice
Communication Skills As a ……………. • Who do I communicate with? • What is REALLY important about my communications
Communication Skills • What does this mean to you?
Anaesthesia / ACCS Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation.
Chemical Pathology / Clinical Radiology / Medical Microbiology Demonstrates clarity in written and spoken communication. Capacity to build rapport, listen, persuade and negotiate.
General Practice Capacity to adjust behaviour and language as appropriate to needs of differing situations.
Histopathology Capacity to answer questions clearly, concisely and appropriately. Capacity to build rapport, listen, persuade and negotiate.
Medicine Capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Capacity to discuss sensitive issues effectively with others & adapt language as appropriate to the situation.
Ophthalmology Capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation, open and non-defensive.
OMFS Capacity to adjust language as appropriate to the situation, able to discuss treatment options with patients in a way they can understand.
Paediatrics Capacity to communicate effectively at different levels, eg with babies, young people and their families.
Psychiatry Capacity to communicate effectively & sensitively with others. Capacity to listen & engage others in open/equal dialogue.
Public Health Capacity to communicate effectively in written and spoken English to a wide variety of audiences, adapting language as appropriate to the situation. Capacity to listen, build rapport, persuade & negotiate with individuals and groups.
Surgery Capacity to communicate effectively & sensitively with others, able to discuss treatment options with patients in a way they can understand.