NHS Hot Topics Online Course Series 2 Overview
During your medical school interview, you will be asked questions based on NHS hot topics.
This course is designed to help you learn about the current hot topics in healthcare in the UK for 2018-2019. We will cover a variety of hot topics and provide an in-depth explanation for each one. The goal of this course is to provide you with a clear understanding of these hot topics so that when you are asked questions regarding them during your medical school interview you will know how to properly respond. We will cover different hot topics questions you might encounter and how to structure your answers.
We have created this e-learning resource for you, using all of our knowledge that we've developed in our physical courses. You can start as when you want, learn at your own pace and set your own goals!
What to expect from the NHS Hot Topics Series 2 Online Course:
- Professionally filmed for a better learning experience
- Hours of interactive footage featuring high-quality videos ~20 minutes long
- Created by real doctors and interview experts with over 15 years of experience
- Start as early as you want and learn at your own pace
- Fully mobile and tablet responsive, so you can access the videos from anywhere.
- Set your own goals along to way
Current NHS hot topics covered in this course:
- Why do you think some A&E departments had to close this winter?
- The function of A&E
- Challenges face by A&E departments
- Example answer and conclusion
- Should we have a specialist A&E department in the UK for patients aged over 80?
- The challenges of an ageing population and potential solutions
- Is there a need for specialist A&E departments for over 80 years old?
- What are the causes and consequences of increasing primary care pressures?
- Why is there pressure on the primary healthcare system?
- Consequences of these pressures
- Using your experience to make your answers unique
- Were doctors right to go on strike over the junior doctor contract?
- The government's perspective
- The junior doctor's and public's perspective
- Advantages and disadvantages of the contract and approaching the question at interview
- The Hadiza Bawa-Garba Case: what are the implications of junior doctors?
- Time of the Hadiza Bawa-Garba Case
- Arguments in favour and against being struck off
- The future implications on junior doctors
- How can social media impact healthcare?
- GMC Guidance
- Benefits of social media on healthcare and the medical profession
- Risks of social media on healthcare and the medical profession
- What do you know about the Harold Shipman case?
- The Shipman Inquiry
- What is appraisal and revalidation?
- Would you volunteer in an area affected by the Zika Virus?
- What is the Zika Virus?
- Pros and cons of volunteering in an area affected by the Zika Virus
- Approaching this answer at the interview
Essential content: We have separated the videos into important topics that we feel are fundamental to interview success. We go through the "hot topics" questions that you may come across like primary care pressures, social media impacts on healthcare, the Zika Virus and even an insight from real-life examples like the Hadiza Bawa-Garba case.
Interactive features: Being interactive is the key to our teaching success! So, you will find our team members asking you questions and asking you to pause the video. We may ask you to write something down. Or we may recommend that you look up some extra info to enhance your learning.
Unlimited playbacks and mobile responsive: Each module offers unlimited replays with flexible playback features. This allows you to learn at your own pace and track your progress, to make it a more personalised learning experience.
Meet theMSAG NHS Hot Topics team:
Dr Rony Sanyal is the Online Interview Course Manager at theMSAG. He is currently a GP speciality trainee. He works in the city of Birmingham. He sat on the interview panel as a faculty member for MMI stations at the University of Nottingham.
Dr Kate Drewek, our Interview Course Manager, is a paediatrics trainee working in London. She has 2 years of experience in organising and leading our successful courses across London, Birmingham and Manchester. She is a trained MMI interviewer for St George's University.
Dr Paul Grant is a Health Technology Consultant, Medical Educationalist and works at Brighton and Sussex medical school. He is one of our guides for interview courses and MMI circuits. He has carried out interviews for doctors and medical students at all career stages.
Dr Hannah Pierce is an expert in Medical Education having completed a masters degree in this topic area at Keele University. She is currently a clinical teaching fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is one of the leads at theMSAG interview courses.
Dr Ashish Mandavia is the Products and Services Director of theMSAG. Having trained at Bristol Medical School, he sat on the interview panel at the University of Bristol for 2 years. He has completed his foundation training in hospitals across London.
Dr Hrush Vyas is an F2 doctor in Birmingham with a clinical interest in Anaesthetics. Having trained at the University of Birmingham, he sat on the interview panel at the same university. He is one of the leads at theMSAG courses.
Mr Jasen Soopramanien is one of the Personal Statement managers at theMSAG. He is a fourth-year medical student at King's College London. He has 2 years of experience as one of the guides on our interview course.
Miss Manushri Jain is a final year medical student at the University of Birmingham. She is one of the Personal Statement managers at theMSAG. She has 2 years of experience as one of the guides for our courses.
Mr Graeme Larkin is a senior policy advisor in medical education for the British Medical Association. He is an experienced guide on our interview courses. He is also our in-house expert on the latest updates for the NHS.
Mr Laksh Soni is a fourth-year medical student at King's College London. He is one of the leads for our courses and he is the MMI circuit manager for theMSAG.
Other medical school interview resources:
To learn more about hot topics in healthcare jump over to our "Hot Topics Blog"!
Want to learn and improve your medical school interview answers in a classroom setting? Sign up for one of our full-day Interview Course. Our courses are offered in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds so you have plenty of options to choose from!
If you are wanting to focus on MMI (multiple mini interviews) sign up for our half-day MMI Circuit Course. Get ready to ace your multiple mini Interview by taking the MSAG’s MMI course!
Do you prefer a more personalised one-to-one approach when preparing for your med school interview questions? Medical School Interview Coaching allows you to work alongside experienced doctors and medical students to help you ace the medicine interview!
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
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