The SET General Surgery Interview Combined Course (CR307) combines both the SET General Surgery Interview Online Course (CR306) and the SET General Surgery Interview Workshop (CR305) to deliver a comprehensive approach to the development of clinical, communication and presentation skills needed for the SET Interview. Completion of this course allows comprehensive preparation and extensive development of core skills needed for a thorough preparation for the SET Interview and are life-long skills advantageous to good medical practice. All scenarios and interview panels are developed by the METC Institute faculty of General Surgery. Consultants available to students share unique insights into the SET entry preparation process and interview.
Aims of the Course
The SET General Surgery Interview represents the final step for acceptance onto the General Surgery Surgical Education and Training (SET) program. The aims of the SET General Surgery Interview Combined Course are to provide doctors with comprehensive materials, strategies, and insights needed to fully prepare for the selection interview; to provide doctors with exposure to live interview panels; to provide an understanding of the criteria used to discern future surgeons; to prepare doctors to perform strongly in this highly competitive selection interview; and to develop life-long communication and presentation skills that will assist them in their practice of medicine and surgery.
The SET General Surgery Interview Combined Course (CR307) comprises both the live (CR305) and online (CR306) interview courses:
Live SET Interview Course (CR305)
This course is conducted in a live setting with an interview panel that includes specialist surgeons some of which have past experience formally interviewing candidates for admission to SET. Throughout the workshop, attendees move through different sets of scenarios. All candidates have opportunities to be examined and to be the examiner throughout the scenarios, providing unique insights. Candidates also receive detailed personalised feedback, through formal feedback rotations conducted at the end of each set of scenarios. The course is suitable for doctors seeking to enter General Surgery or for those who wish to improve their communication and presentation skills in their practice of General Surgery.
Online SET Interview Course (CR306)
This course consists of 100 interview scenarios (200 questions) with ideal responses written and prepared by consultant General Surgeons with first-hand experience, expertise and insights into the practice of General Surgery, the SET General Surgery selection process, interview structure and training program. The course is suitable for candidates applying for SET General Surgery Specialty training who wish to complete a thorough interview preparation course that develops their clinical, communication and presentation skills or for those who wish to further their development in this area.