Friday, March 09, 2007

Breaking News

The review undertaken by the Government about junior doctor training has concluded that round one of the interviews will go ahead. However, round two of the interviews will have "significant" changes, allowing applicants to provide CVs and portfolios to support their applications, in contrast to the first round when doctors could only complete a computer application form. In addition, there will be changes to the application form, the scoring system, and support plus feedback will be included for candidates.

The DoH said: "The Department has accepted the need for change and the revised approach will now be tested with junior doctors, selectors, deanery recruitment teams and employers."
The full report is awaited at the end of the month and lets hope this will answer some remaining questions, such as, will there still be a reduction in training posts? Can doctors who were successful in round one still take part in round two if they did not get the job they wished for? The questions continue and I'm sure more will be added in the comments section. But for now, at least, this is a small step in the right direction.


Chrysalis said...

I'm sorry this comment has nothing to do with the post. I didn't see an e-mail to contact you. I just wanted you to know I've blogrolled you, if you would prefer I not, please let me know. Best to you.

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QUASAR9 said...

Congrats Michelle!
The government to review the online applications procedure.

Always helps to clarify the point, or the problem - does it not!

Dr Michelle Tempest said...

Chrysalis angel - many thanks and I have added you as a link.

Quasar9 - many thanks.


Anonymous said...

The review does seem to be a good thing, although all the confusion is just giveing me a headache. I have my membership exams to take, the same week as the round one interview the other end of the country. Now I am being told that had I waited for round two I would be be able to submit my CV to a place where I would not have to move my house. I don't know whether to pull out of round one altogether. Any ideas? I don't really want to have to relocate to the place where my round one interview is... yet everyone says I'm lucky to have an interview. Am I lucky? I certainly don't feel it.

Chrysalis said...

Michelle, thank you for the add, but only do that if it's something you want to. I might not be your cup of tea, and that's alright too. Best to you. :)

Dr Michelle Tempest said...

Thanks Chrysalis angel - you have been added and I like reading your blog. Keep up the good work. Thanks for the comments. All the very best. Michelle