Becoming An Effective Interviewer
This module looks at how you can enhance your performance as an interviewer, in order to make an effective contribution to an interview panel. Although the module is suitable for those responsible for the design and development of interviews, it is also applicable for interview panellists who need to be aware of good practice and legal requirements.
The module begins by looking at why there has been a move away from old style recruitment and selection (e.g. sending in a CV and then if shortlisted, the interview consisting of an unstructured conversation) towards structured and standardised recruitment and selection. After exploring key terms, structured recruitment and selection is examined in detail and the validity of different selection methods (e.g. application forms, references and interviews) are compared. The underpinning legislative framework that needs to be borne in mind at all times is also outlined and there is a linked test in Appendix A where you can judge whether different questions are inappropriate or appropriate.
The differences between selection into medical school and subsequent selection episodes are explored and guidance is given on how best to prepare to sit on an interview panel. With reference to the 2014 Core Medical Training CT1 application process, an MMI (mini multiple interview) structure is outlined and descriptions of scoring procedures are explained.
The module ends with a description of how to avoid common interviewing mistakes.