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The Application Doctor

George Hourston & Hadyn Kankam

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Hi, George & Hadyn here! We at The Application Doctor run courses and share educational content for aspiring medical students, medical students applying to the foundation programme and early career junior doctors hoping to pursue a medical, surgical or clinical academic career. https://theapplicationdoctor.com
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George & Hadyn bring another Medical School Interview ‘Hot Topic’ to life in this popular series: ‘Capacity’. Capacity is all about patients and their ability to make decisions. In this high yield podcast, we cover what you need to know about capacity, how it is assessed, and the legal framework surrounding this subject, the ‘Mental Capacity Act’. …
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In a new episode on the ‘Hot Topics’ at Medical School Interview series, George and Hadyn discuss organ donation. A challenging area which combines resource allocation, ethical difficulties and concerns about healthcare equality; organ donation is commonly covered at medical school interviews. We hope this podcast will be a useful introduction to t…
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Join George & Hadyn for another podcast on the "Hot Topics" for Medical School Interview series. This podcast covers euthanasia, a much-debated area which is often discussed at interview. Euthanasia is a challenging topic for many people and it is important you know some of the basics including what it means, the current UK legal framework, and som…
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Join George & Hadyn as they discuss the first topic in a new series of "Hot Topics" for medical school interviews, DNAR. This new series will cover high yield areas often discussed at medical school interviews from ethical dilemmas, systems-level challenges and workforce issues. 'Do Not Resuscitate' can be a challenging area for prospective medical…
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Early in their careers surgical trainees become “members of the royal college of surgeons”. What does this mean? What does this involve? And how is it important in applications to surgical training posts? All this and much more in the latest podcast from George & Hadyn at The Application Doctor as they share their experience with the famously gruel…
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George & Hadyn talk through their experiences with the OSCE examination format, which is used very commonly in medical school and postgraduate medical assessment. What are they? How do they differ from other examinations? What kind of stations can come up? How to prepare and cope? All this and more covered in this episode which is released followin…
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In this episode George and Hadyn stage a mock medical school interview to give you an insight into some of the sorts of questions you can expect. “St. Elsewhere’s” is the setting for this interview (not related to the US TV drama from the 1980s!) and Hadyn is put through his paces as the candidate. Please be aware all medical schools are different …
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Happy New Year! George & Hadyn start the new year with a new podcast introducing the topic of publishing for doctors and medical students. The pair discuss their views on why publishing is important, what types of articles can be published, how to pick a journal, how to get started and more!By George Hourston & Hadyn Kankam
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Medical school interviews can be daunting but they play a hugely important role in the application to medical school. Different medical schools use different styles for interviews and ask different types of questions. For this interview season, George & Hadyn take you through their insights into the role of the interview, the types of interview sty…
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The Situational Judgement Test assesses your ability to select the right course of action when you enter the workplace as a junior doctor. It is unlike any other exam you do in medical school and as such can be a challenging assessment for final year students. George & Hadyn discuss the style of questions that come up in the SJT and give some hints…
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Join George & Hadyn as they share their experiences of the Academic (now Specialised!) Foundation Programme, and suggest why you should consider applying. There are around 500 SFP posts available for new doctors in the UK each year which offer dedicated training in research, education or leadership and management among others. While they are compet…
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Doctor means teacher. Education is an integral part of the medical career, and contributing to training and teaching is essential for all medical professionals. George & Hadyn take us through the various ways in which doctors and medical students can get involved in teaching and share their own experiences teaching at various different stages in th…
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Embarking on a surgical career can be a fiercely competitive process. George & Hadyn give their insights into the sorts of things that medical students and juniors can do to start to develop their portfolio and boost their CV towards achieving surgical training posts. Find us at www.theapplicationdoctor.com to stay up-to-date with our educational c…
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Making the decision to apply to medical school and choosing which one to go for can be daunting and challenging. George & Hadyn take us through some of the various questions and considerations that prospective medical school applicants should address from picking the right place, to the right course learning style. How much work experience do you n…
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Join us as we delve into the initially confusing system called 'Modernising Medical Careers' and shed some light on the role of a junior doctor. A so-called "junior" doctor can be a very experienced clinician, and understanding the career trajectory of a doctor in training is crucial whether you're applying to medical school or starting your founda…
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As the ACF application window opens, George & Hadyn take us through the highly competitive NIHR ACF application and debunk some myths surrounding the process. Listen to find out all about the ACF role and understand the application and recruitment round. Head over to www.theapplicationdoctor.com/courses to secure place on our in-depth ACF Applicati…
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