Any interest in an applications webinar?

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Any interest in an applications webinar?

Post by miriam » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:52 am

I've never been willing to do individual coaching for clinical applications, but I've been asked whether I'd do a webinar series to support people applying for clinical training this year. I was trying to think how this might work, and wondering whether there would be any interest in this, so I thought I'd put up a post and see what the response was.

The idea would be that I book a one hour slot twice a month from now until the end of the interview season, in which people can join me online and ask questions or join in activities to help them think about their application, and begin to prepare for assessments and interviews. The first session would be about presenting your experiences on the application form. If you subscribe but can't attend in person you'd be able to access the video of the event for the following 30 days. Hopefully that would reduce the time/travel/cost barriers for attending a whole day event - although I will probably still run some personal and professional development days in Jan/Feb if I can, as I think there is a lot to be gained from the experience of being physically part of that kind of day.

The costs would be £15 per month, with a discounted rate of £12 per month for anyone who is in a minority group that faces more barriers to accessing the profession (eg if you are disabled, a BME applicant, LGBTQ+, or have dependents). It would only be worth running if at least ten people were interested. If more than 15 people wish to join any session, I would try to schedule additional sessions so that each session functions as a small supportive group.

It would be helpful to know what you would want from such a group. I'm definitely not going to write anyone's forms for them, or give any insider information (I have none to give). But hopefully I can help you think through what you might want to say about your experiences, and how these might come across to someone who doesn't know you - first in written form on the application, and then at interview. Generally people who have come to my prior training events have said that it has been helpful to think and reflect about the process, and made them feel more confident as a result. If there is enough interest to take this idea forward, I hope that we can set a similar tone.

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Re: Any interest in an applications webinar?

Post by laura96 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:42 pm

Hi Miriam,
I would be really interested an applications webinar, it would be so helpful.

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Re: Any interest in an applications webinar?

Post by FiammettaAthena » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:56 pm

Hi Miriam,
Great idea, I'd certainly be interested.

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