Which Sydney hospital? - page 3
by Annie07 8,985 Views | 62 Comments
I am in the process of looking at grad positions for 2013 and I read that applicants only receive an interview at their first choice hospital. I am torn between Sydney Childrens Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Are... Read More
- 0Aug 3, '12 by imaginationsit depends whether you want to work with children or adults, really. at rpa you could try for nicu as a second rotation but it's very competitive (and potentially interview based now, too). sch and rwh are both pretty competitive, too, with limited places (rpa has a lot more jobs on offer, being a bigger hospital) but all three are great places to work
- 0Aug 3, '12 by MopplesAccording to the information given at one info night I went to, RPA is the most competitive to get into. We were told that last year, they did 700 interviews and they only take 130-150 of those.
You just have to prepare yourself and go in there and give it your best shot. The pretty standard questions are why you want to work there, how are you prepared, something related to OH & S, EEO and a couple of case studies. They don't do med calc tests (although I heard Westmead kids did last year) an we were told nothing clinical. They know you are nervous, so just take your time, think about your answers and give it your best shot
I have my interview in 2 weeks at Sydney Children's.
- 0Aug 28, '12 by Annie07Oh my goodness Mopples I had such a bad interview. It started with the attributes question and I had an answer planned but completely went blank! Then after mumbling something out I rushed the rest of the questions. I can only remember 5/6 of them but I gave plain answers and forgot the STAR method. I really hope I'm just over analysing it and get offered a position in any of my 8 preferences. Fingers crossed!
- 0Aug 30, '12 by MopplesTry not to stress to much. I know it's hard when you want something so much. Hopefully you get one of your top preferences if you do get RHW let me know if you have any questions about the area etc. POW (where I work) is on the same campus.
My NUM was doing POW I interviews today and she said a lot of the applicants were very nervous.
- 0Aug 30, '12 by Annie07Haha yeah it's definitely hard not to stress but luckily there's a lot of Uni work to do before the 5th of Oct to keep us busy In the end, at the very least, it was a great experience for future interviews. It's reassuring that other applicants were really nervous too (hopefully that doesn't sound bad). Let's update again when we know? Hopefully I'll need that advice Sydney was so confusing with trains, the monorail, buses and taxis lol it's like a maze.
Good luck for SCH again!