This course is specifically designed for those applying for a cardiology national training number via the ST3 specialty recruitment system. This can be a daunting and difficult experience with high competition for numbers within this specialty year on year. The course aims to prepare candidates for the interview component of the recruitment process.
Clearly this has been a challenging year for all. It is no surprise that national cardiology recruitment this year has had to take on a different format given the lockdown and social distancing restrictions in the UK. As you will know, interviews are all being conducted in a virtual format, with a new combined single panel interview type model. As a result of these changes we at NWECG have adapted our course for 2021 to react to these changes and try to provide candidates the best possible preparation, within the obvious confounds of the current lockdown.
We apologise for the late advertisement of the course, but this was really unavoidable in the circumstances.
The course will be held on Friday 5th March, entirely on Zoom and will take the following format:
09:30-11:30 lecture session (multiple speakers, advice on interview, content and preparation tips)
12:30-17.00 individual mock interview sessions If you secure a place on the course, after the morning online lectures you will be given an interview slot for the afternoon, when three different panels are running. The appointment will be for 55 mins and consist of a 40 minute interview followed by 15 mins feedback from examiners. The 40 minute interview will mirror the format of the real cardiology interviews with three separate question topics: see the ST3 recruitment website for further details. The panel will be made up of 3 examiners (a combination of consultants and senior specialist registrars in cardiology). You will be marked on you interview in the same manner as the real thing. Each candidate will be sent a zoom meeting invite to join their interview session at the appropriate time. During the booking process candidates may select a preference for an interview slot on a first come first served basis (slots will be approx: 12.30pm, 13.30pm, 15.00pm and 16.00pm tbc).
If you wish to secure a place on the course, please complete the registration form below. The fee is £250 in total for the talks and mock interview with feedback. If the course is oversubscribed we will still be able to offer additional candidates to attend the lectures session only at a reduced fee of £100. If successful in getting a place, after completing the registration you will be contacted via email within 48hrs to invite you to a secure online payment link. Only after payment has been received is your place fully confirmed.
Friday 5th March on Zoom.
Previous courses were very well received by candidates, a number of whom went on to gain national training numbers in Cardiology. Some of the feedback comments from candidates are listed below:
“Very good course overall and actually found everything useful”
“The scoring system and tips were quite useful”
“Very Useful and well organized course”
“Bank of questions particularly useful”
“Practical session particularly good”
“Really useful tips and the mock interviews were very helpful”
“This is an excellent course, also efficient. Learnt a lot in half a day, well structured”
“I would recommend”
“I appreciated especially, the hints and tips and the feedback at the end”
“very useful tips, well organised, friendly staff & very structured approach”
“mock, hints and tips useful"
“overall very helpful and useful course, valuable information”
“good interactive sessions”
“good timing and gives us the time to prepare ourselves”
“presentation was very helpful”
“very detailed, practical”
“very good mock interview”
“Excellent course, would definitely recommend others to attend”
“Past few years question bank very useful”
“Had the real feel of an actual interview”
“Guidance for preparation”
“personal assessment good”
“they took it seriously, was like a real interview”
“very good thanks”
“liked past questions”
“great to do interview with individual feedback”
“good structure and examples”
“mock interview was very useful for practice”
“very good/putting candidate under pressure as in real life”
“definitely very valuable course & recommend holding it more than once a year”
“friendly and constructive feedback”
“excellent learning experience”
For a more detailed overview of the feedback from the last course please click on the link below:
North West Educational Cardiac Group
We are happy to issue a refund up until 1 week prior to the course in question. (This is the full amount minus a 5% admin charge). We regret we cannot normally offer a refund following cancellation within 1 week of the event date. For more details please email us (see contact page).
REGISTER FOR 2021 COURSE NOW
UPDATE: Unfortunately the interviews are fully booked now but if you wish to join the lectures session please complete the form below.