Lower sixth pupils from Oakham and Harington School intending to apply for clinical courses at university had their first experience of being interviewed last week in Oakham’s annual practice panels session.
The pupils were questioned in four areas – motivations for their course; personal qualities; professional practice and lateral thinking. The interviewers comprised of teachers from various disciplines at both schools, visiting medics and local veterinary surgeons, who also chatted to the candidates informally during supper.
Teacher of Biology and Clinical Course Advisor, Dr Andrew Nicoll, said, “We are very grateful to all the interviewers because the total time invested in the exercise amounted to over 60 man-hours of voluntary time. It was a particular pleasure for us to welcome back Drs Kyle English and Freya Menzies, both former members of ‘Doc Soc,’ as interviewers rather than as interviewees.”
The next round of interview panels for this group will be held in September, with further MMI practice in November in London.
Left to right : Dr Navin Leanage OO (Leceister), Dr Kyle English (new Southampton graduate), Mr Chris Booth MRCVS (Oakham Veterinary Hospital) and Mr Sam Hailes MRCVS (Rutland Vets).