Succeeding at a clinical interview is a critical hurdle you will face throughout your training requiring you to demonstrate confidence, professionalism, and strong communication skills. Deconstructing the Interview takes a fresh approach to passing interviews, by examining the processes which underline successful interview performances. Instead of focusing on checklists of information, this book looks at factors for success in all interviews and helps you develop key
strategies and skills that will enable success in any interview.
Packed full of advice, practical tips, real-life anecdotes, and exercises; this book will provide you with skills to prepare for your interview and perform at your best. It also explores learning to cope with anxiety and how to benefit from failure so that you can perform even better next time.
Ideal for health practitioners at all levels of training and all specialties, including medical or dental students, trainees, and consultants, nurses, and midwives; Deconstructing the Interview is full of practical advice to increase your confidence and improve your chances of success in any interview throughout your career.
Duncan Harding is a consultant in child and adolescent and forensic psychiatry, with a research interest in the neurobiology of psychopathy and conduct disorder. He has published extensively in the field of motoneurone degeneration, and is also interested in recovery, peer mentorship and medical education. He teaches at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, and is the author of Deconstructing the OSCE (2014, OUP). Dr Harding is interested in the psychological processes underlying the OSCE and interview, and explores these in his 'deconstructing' series of OUP books. He is in the process of developing skills training courses for the OSCE and interview, and has developed and leads skills training courses for the OSCE and interview, and runs individual and group sessions.