Successfully Apply to the
Academic Foundation Programme
(August 2015 Entry)
Saturday 20 September 2014
Conference Room 6, St Giles Hotel, Bedford Avenue, London WC1B 3GH
Nearest London Underground: Tottenham Court Road
Nearest Railway Station: London Euston
This course, now in its fourth year, is designed to enable prospective AFP candidates to get their top-choice academic post.
The course will take place in central London and start at 9am, concluding at 5pm. The first session identifies and develops the skills needed to get shortlisted - including how to choose a programme and how to answer the white space questions and develop your CV. In the sessions before and after lunch, attention turns to the knowledge-base that underpins successful interview. In the session after tea, delegates receive interview training in groups undertaken by current and former AFP doctors.
The ticket price this year is £89.
Please be aware that we don't include lunch - the additional cost per head for lunch is about £10-£20, and because we're in central London we know that there's better food available nearby for a lot less!
There is no required pre-course reading.
Delegates will receive a full copy of the slides after the event.
|9.00 am||Welcome and Introduction|
|1. An Overview of FPAS and Applications|
|9.15 - 9.40 am||The Academic Landscape / Maximise Your Chances|
|9.40 - 10.15 am||Developing your portfolio; Building and presenting your CV|
|10.15 - 10.45 am||Situational Judgment Tests|
|2. Differentiating Yourself|
|11.20 - 11.40 am||White Space Questions|
|11.40 - 12.00 noon||Clinical Governance|
|12.00 - 12.40 pm||Clinical Emergencies|
|3. Key Skills and Healthcare Policy|
|1.45 - 2.10 pm||Critical Appraisal|
|2.10 - 2.30 pm||Key Papers in Medicine and Surgery|
|2.30 - 2.45 pm||NHS Reform and Topical Professional Issues|
|4. Interview Preparation & Simulation|
|2.45 - 4.45 pm||Mock Interviews (Group Work)|
|4.45 - 5.00 pm||Conclusions and Questions|
|Delegates are advised to arrange travel to
allow for up to a further 30 minutes of