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Personal Questions

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What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Do you have any criticisms of yourself?

How would your best friend describe you?

Tell me about your career prior to this time?

What are you proud of about your career so far?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years' time?
Why did you go into surgery?

Are there any aspects you don't like?

What do you have to offer us?

When would you be able to join us?

Do you think that every trainee should undertake to do a period of non-surgical training eg. ITU?

Do you think you should be appraised by ODAs/nurses/midwives etc?

How should we measure the progress of trainees and consultants?

How do you keep yourself up to date in your practice?

Discuss a paper you have written.

Why do you think you're ready for an SpR rotation?

Why should we offer you the post in front of the other candidates?

What do you want from the SpR rotation?

What are your interests outside of medicine?

How would you balance extra-curricular activities with being an SpR?

What experiences outside medicine have you found useful in your medical career?

What sort of hospital would you rather work in and why?

What will your previous employers remember you the most for?
What does being a professional mean to you?

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