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What is 5 th Year really about? Dr Tina Davies Consultant Physician Manchester Royal Infirmary.

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1 What is 5 th Year really about? Dr Tina Davies Consultant Physician Manchester Royal Infirmary

2 Overview job application examinations behaviour

3 Application timetable 03/10/11view programme 03/10/11- 10/10/11 register and enrol on FPAS 10/10/11- 21/10/11 complete online application for 31/10/11- 18/11/11 applications scored by 1 st choice Foundation School 08/12/11primary list allocation

4 Foundation 2012 Handbook June /home/how-to-apply /home/how-to-apply

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6 Foundation application treat it as an exam organised avoid last minute ask for advice

7 Foundation application answer the question spelling and grammar cut and paste

8 Examinations patient management paper OSCE progress test

9 Patient management paper preparation practice

10 OSCE skill practice timing mock stations Dr Clarke

11 Clinical skills lab weekly session mock stations

12 Progress test preparation online courses/books

13 Exams –study buddy study buddy motivation keeps you going

14 Revision courses rotating skills borrow/photocopy online quality versus quantity

15 Behaviour manage own time attendance assessment sign offs

16 Dress like a professional dress how you would expect a doctor to look be presentable

17 Look the part

18 ANTT aseptic non touch technique hand washing

19 Be Punctual shows interest and professionalism if you are going to be late call and let someone know

20 Be nice courteous respectful show interest

21 Be honest no one is perfect negative impression if you lie

22 Show interest take an interest in each attachment ask thoughtful questions

23 Work hard and be helpful sets you apart find out before starting the attachment what is expected of you get involved

24 AVOID THE FOLLOWING

25 Complaining showing displeasure

26 Don’t Ask Unnecessary Questions ask well thought-out questions if you cannot answer something- say

27 Don’t Be Confrontational if you are corrected when wrong, thank that person. If you are told something you already know, say ‘thank you’ anyway always question in a tactful manner

28 Don’t Burn Bridges if you do not think you like a particular attachment, continue to work hard, do not complain, and show interest regardless of your feelings you may impress and your consultant may gain a useful reference

29 Don’t Use Layman Language speak to your consultant using medical terminology

30 Summary organise time do not panic ask for advice enjoy last year as a student


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