Easy to read & full of practical information

The Consultant InterviewWritten by Sara Watkin and Andrew Vincent

About 'The Consultant Interview' BookPublished by Oxford University Press

Covering the whole preparation process for your consultant interview, this is the only book you will need to succeed. Becoming a consultant is the key moment of your career and getting a position can be a difficult, competitive and stressful process. This book presents a medically focused guide on how to prepare for the interview, how to behave in the interview and finally how to put yourself in the best possible position to be appointed in a consultant job.

  • The only book a doctor needs to prepare for their consultant interview
  • Covers all aspects of preparation, including acquiring the right experiences and skills, CV writing and applications, how to sell yourself, presentation preparation, preparing for the interview and getting the job
  • Medically focused specifically for junior doctors
  • Highly structured allowing readers to dip in and out

Starting from acquiring the right experiences, qualities and skills for the job you want, the book covers writing CVs and application forms and the art of selling yourself, as well as the interview and any formal presentation itself. The book is designed to help you prepare for the job over a period of time.

Easy to read and full of practical information, the book includes a series of exercises to help you practice and reinforce ideas and concepts.

Readership: All doctors applying to consultant positions, both locum and full. It will also appeal to more junior doctors looking for a general book on interview skills.

Published by Oxford University Press

Price £24.99

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This book is an easy-to-read but comrehensive guide for anyone embarking on the search for a consultant post in the NHS, The layout of this book makes it easy to digest and it appropriately highlights key points and useful tips in separate 'boxes'; the authors even direct the last minute candidate to the most relevant chapters. I recommend this book for anyone in specialist training as a starting point to planning your career progression. It will be even more useful to the doctor approaching completion of training and actively searching for a job. It also provides valuable insight to the locum consultant who is looking for the ideal substantive post and wants to present him-/herself in the best possible light for future employers British Journal of Hospital Medicine

Table of Contents

  1. The strategic approach to getting the right job
  2. Job applications
  3. Pre-interview visit
  4. Understanding you and your interviewers
  5. Interview preparation
  6. The interview
  7. Interview candidates
  8. Interview questions
  9. Political and hot topics in the NHS
  10. Specialty specific interviews
  11. Presentations in interviews
  12. Psychometric testing in interviews
  13. New ways of interviewing
  14. If you do not get the job
  15. Getting the job - what next

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Author Information

Dr Sara Watkin, Partner & Medical Director, Academyst LLP & Grow Medical LLP, Derby, UK
Consultant Neonatologist & Clinical Service Lead, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Andrew Vincent, Partner & Head of Leadership & Transformation, Academyst LLP & Grow Medical LLP, Derby, UK


  • Dr Muaaze Ahmad, Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Barts and the London NHS Trust, UK
  • Dr Helga Becker, Consultant Anaesthetist, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, West Midlands, UK
  • Dr Stuart Bloom, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Dr Lucy Kean, Consultant Obstetrician, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
  • Dr Deepti Radia, Consultant Haematologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • Neelima Reddi, Consultant Psychiatrist, Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Vikas Sodiwala, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
  • Mr Hiro Tanaka, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Wales, UK

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