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​Making the right impression

email-header-comms-2014-1.jpgTo help you prepare for your upcoming dental foundation training assessment days, we’re visiting all UK dental schools to give an in-depth interview skills lecture.

Who is speaking?

Dr Helen Falcon MBE, former Chair of COPDEND or Dr Alasdair Miller, BDA Past President and former Postgraduate Dental Dean for the South-West will be sharing their experience and wisdom to help you prepare.

At Queens Dental School Belfast, Dr Claudette Christie, former BDA Director for Northern Ireland will deliver the lecture.

How will the lecture help me?

The lecture contains useful guidance about:

  • General interview advice

  • Example clinical scenarios

  • Example situational judgement test questions

  • Ethical interpretation/dilemmas

  • Practical communication skills

  • GDC standards - practical interpretation

  • Applying professionalism to clinical situations

  • Patient centred care vs professional centred care  

Do I need to book?UCLan Quote

No, there's no need to book, just arrive on time. The lecture is open to final year dental students - members and non-members. See the timetable below.

Lectures are will be scheduled in every UK dental school in the autumn term, before the interviews take place. As lecture dates for 2017 are booked in, they will be added to the timetable below.

Dental school feedback

"Our current final year students had some excellent results this year with our highest ranking to date and a third of our students ranking in the top 100 (from over 1,100 interviews.) Some of this success can be attributed to the BDA lectures as it has proved that your speakers give the students that ‘added extra’ with their deeper knowledge of the DF1 process." 

Dr Paul N Knott BDS MA PgCert FHEA, Senior Clinical Teacher, UCLan School of Medicine and Dentistry

Further help

The BDA's essential Getting your first job guide will be distributed in the lecture. It includes useful advice from last year’s interviewees, example interview scenarios, plus a detailed breakdown of what to expect on the day of the interview.

Interview skills workshop

To polish up your interview technique we are running a DFT interview skills workshop in London. The event will have a practical focus and will build on the dental school lectures. Find out more.

Timetable

​Dental School

Date

Start Time

End Time

​Aberdeen

16 Oct 2017

1530

1700

Barts

01 Nov 2017

1030

1200

Belfast

04 Oct 2017

1700

1830

Birmingham

Bristol

15 Nov 2017

0800

0930

Cardiff

28 Oct 2017

1400

1500

​Dundee

​31 Aug 2017

​1530

​1700

Glasgow

1 & 8 Nov 2017

1415

1545

Leeds

19 Oct 2017

1400

1700

Liverpool

17 Oct 2017

1700

1830

Kings

13 Nov 2017

0900

1100

Manchester

20 Sept 2017

0900

1100

Newcastle

19 Sept 2017

1715

1830

Peninsula

26 Oct 2017

1630

1800

Sheffield

20 Sept 2017

1730

1930

UCLan

07 Sept 2017

1330

1600