The SET General Surgery Interview Workshop (CR305) is a highly specialised interview preparation program which prepares candidates for the Surgical Education and Training admissions interview for General Surgery through the development of fundamental communication and presentation skills. The course is prepared and conducted by practicing surgeons providing candidates with an opportunity to gain a unique insight into the SET selection interview, and to practice their interview skills in a realistic environment. On completion of the course, candidates are in an advantageous position to gain entry into the highly competitive SET program. Furthermore, candidates completing the course develop communication and presentation skills that will assist them in their practice of medicine and surgery.
Aims of the SET Interview Course
The SET General Surgery Interview represents the final step for acceptance onto the Surgical Education and Training (SET) program for General Surgery. The aims of the SET Interview Course are 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 admissions interview; and to develop life-long communication and presentation skills that will assist them in their practice of medicine and surgery.
This course is conducted in a live setting with an interview panel that includes specialist surgeons with 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.