MTI Interview Preparation guidance

The Royal College Medical Training Initiative (MTI) is a mutually beneficial scheme that provides junior doctors from all over the world with the opportunity to work and train in the UK, while giving trusts a high-quality, longer-term alternative to using locums to fill rota gaps.

RCP-MTI- A Guide for Applicants

MTI Interview Guide

Due to the global nature of the MTI scheme and varying types of placement, there needs to be flexibility for the interview process. However, all interviews must be conducted in a fair and equitable manner, should follow a structured format and it is recommended they include the following:

  • A specialty-specific communication scenario
  • A specialty-specific clinical scenario
  • Assessment of professionalism and values
  • A review of the candidate‚Äôs skills and experience, what role they are seeking in the UK and what they are hoping to gain from their experience in the UK.

Additional points and questions can be added to the interview as the panel feel necessary. Interviews may be undertaken face to face (in the sponsor country or in the UK) or via videoconferencing including Skype. Due to issues around identifying candidates, telephone interviews are prohibited. All members of the interview panel should have completed equality and diversity training.

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