Interview Information

 

Guidelines for Candidates - RCPI Specialist Training Interviews


Zoom User Manual


 

 What dates will interviews take place?

All interviews will take place between January 2022 and March 2022. Everyone will be advised via email two weeks prior to their interview of the exact dates.


BST Interview Dates:

BST GIM - last two weeks in January
BST Obstetrics & Gynaecology - First two weeks of February
BST General Paediatrics- mid-February
BST Histopathology - last two weeks of February


HST Interview Dates:


Specialty 

Date 

Occupational Medicine

01/02/2022

Paediatric Cardiology

01/02/2022

Histopathology

01/02/2022

Endocrinology

03/02/2022

Clinical Microbiology 

04/02/2022

Neurology

04/02/2022

Gastroenterology

08/02/2022

Rheumatology

09/02/2022

Clinical Pharmacology

09/02/2022

Neonatology

10/02/2022

Cardiology 

14/02/2022

Immunology

16/02/2022

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

16/02/2022

Genito-urinary Medicine

16/02/2022

Palliative Medicine

17/02/2022

Haematology

18/02/2022

Respiratory Medicine

18/02/2022

Infectious Diseases

21/02/2022

Public Health Medicine

24/02/2022

Geriatric Medicine

24/02/2022

Public Health Medicine

25/02/2022

Paediatrics

01/03/2022

Dermatology

01/03/2022

Paediatrics

02/03/2022

Nephrology

03/03/2022

Medical Oncology

07/03/2022

 

Do I need to do anything in preparation for interview?

1. Review your application and know it in detail.
 2. Update yourself on the scoring for the interview and where you can gain marks.  

 

BST - how will my application be scored
 

HST - Short listing criteria and interview scoring
 

 

How long are the interviews for BST and HST?

Interviews last approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

 

 How many interviewers are on the panel?

There are 2 interviewers on the panels for BST interviews. For HST interviews, there may be approximately 10 panellists and an independent Chair. An RCPI Coordinator will also be present at all interviews.

 

How much notice of my interview dates will I receive?

You will receive a minimum of two weeks' notice of the exact date and time of your interview.

 

Will the interviews be in person or online?

All interviews for BST and HST will be conducted via Zoom or Microsoft Teams this year.




 

Application Verification 

 

When will I be advised if my BST application has been successful?

Once your application has been verified, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been successful.
  

There is no shortlisting for BST GIM, so if your application has been verified, you will be offered an interview.
  

Due to the number of applications received for the other BST programmes, shortlisting may occur as it may not be possible to interview all applicants.

 

When will I be advised if my HST application has been successful?

If you have been invited to an interview for one of our HST programmes, you will be informed by email in December 2021.  If you have not received your email.  Please review the spam and junk folders of your email.  
 

Shortlisting takes place for many of the HST programmes due to the number of places available and the level of competition. If you have been shortlisted, you will be informed by email in December 2021.