Disclaimer: I am not an interviewer.What’s everyone’s thoughts on interviews and tattoos. Should they be covered up for the interview even if they are small?
Skarzin, Could you please send me the interview prep material you have?I'm planning to do interviews in 2019. Thanks heaps.Oh and BTW for everyone who requested the prep
Please don't monetize the information. These were obtained from other people that have shared their questions and full credit for the information goes to them. After your interviews you can do one of three things.
1. Throw it out
2. Pass it on to others appropriately
3. Reuse them for personal use (which I hope doesnt occur)
Peer preparation is definitely the best way to go, in my opinion. Practising in a group, or at least with one other person, is a great way to receive feedback on your responses, get used to answering interview style questions and hear other perspectives on the topic that you hadn’t considered. While practising in a group can be nerve wracking at first, I found it invaluable myself. I think it will definitely help with the blanking out part and help with timing etc too.
Having been a previous medical program interviewer let me give you my 2 cents on this.
Can someone please recommend some good private tutors?Having been a previous medical program interviewer let me give you my 2 cents on this.
After seeing actual students go through the interview process can all of them be improved? Yes they can be improved and some drastically.
I would disagree with Crow saying a private tutor is not worth it. Medical interviews can make up to 100% of your entrance criteria. If you think back to how many students spend thousands of dollars in tutoring for the HSC it doesn't make any logical sense for you not to at least consider investing in a "good" interview tutor. I use the term "good" loosely because many tutors in this area lack experience and offer pretty mediocre advice.
Also having an experienced tutor give feedback is crucially important as many students do not know how interviewers perceive certain answers. It's almost like the blind leading the blind. The next best thing is to ask a medical professional to listen to your answers as a lot of the ethical scenarios are based off ethics tutorials taught in medical school. I was lucky enough to get a renowned neurosurgeon to mentor me for my interview. The experience was invaluable and significantly improved my answers as without it, I probably would not have made it.
Now I am using my doctor brain here. Do you stutter when you are not under pressure?
I would agree that peer peer preparation is vitally important. However, like I mentioned earlier a lot of fellow students do not know what the interviewers actually want. That being said there isn't a "right" answer as a blanket response.Peer preparation is definitely the best way to go, in my opinion. Practising in a group, or at least with one other person, is a great way to receive feedback on your responses, get used to answering interview style questions and hear other perspectives on the topic that you hadn’t considered. While practising in a group can be nerve wracking at first, I found it invaluable myself. I think it will definitely help with the blanking out part and help with timing etc too.
I don’t believe a private tutor is worth it or necessary myself when there are so many people and resources out there for free, but others may be of another opinion.
They have a set question list. However, you may need to discuss elements of your personal life in anecdotes. It's not necessarily bad to cry in an interview however, some interviewers may not look at it favourably and it depends on the situation as well. Personally I don't have an issue with students tearing up as long as you compose yourself after and finish the question. I wouldn't recommend medicine to someone who is very emotional given the circumstances you will have to endure in the career itself and certain patient situations.Hi I've got a question about interviews particularly the Unsw interview. From what I've heard the panel interview is quite open and can end up being quite personal about yourself. I feel like depending on where things go I can see myself talking to the interviewers about something quite personal that I get somewhat emotional over and could potentially tear up. Do you guys think it would be bad to 'cry' in the interview? not like full on crying but just minor red teary eyes for a couple of minutes.