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Interviews - PESCI

Interview panel and structure

The PESCI panel will comprise of three people:  either three College Fellows or two College Fellows and one who may be a health professional, a lay person or a medical practitioner. Each interview will take approximately 60-90 minutes and will include four or five clinical scenarios which will be conducted as either a role play or case based discussion.

The interview will assess the candidate’s competency in each of the following areas, as appropriate to the proposed position:

  • medical interviewing skills
  • physical examination skills
  • clinical judgment
  • treatment/advice
  • communication skills
  • professionalism
  • procedural skills, and
  • other domains relevant to the position, e.g. familiarity with relevant social and cultural issues and Australian language idioms.

Interviews held in person

ACRRM conducts interviews at the venues below. Candidates will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to attend the interview in person.

City Venue Frequency Method
Brisbane, Qld ACRRM Office
410 Queen Street
Brisbane Qld 4000
Weekly Face-to-face
Video conference
Sydney, NSW NSW Rural Doctors Network
Suite 3, Level 5
241 O'Riordan Street
Mascot NSW 2020
Fortnightly Face-to-face
Melbourne, Vic Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
OR
Hotel Grand Chancellor
131 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Monthly Face-to-face
Adelaide, SA Aboriginal Health Council South Australia
220 Franklin Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Monthly Face-to-face
Perth, WA Rural Health West
Level 2
10 Stirling Highway
Nedlands WA 6009
Based on demand Face-to-face

Interviews held via video conference

Alternatively an interview can be conducted via video conference.

The applicant will be responsible for arranging the interview venue and an invigilator, and advising the College of both within one week after receiving confirmation of an interview.

The invigilator must be present at the commencement of the interview to verify the identity of the applicant and conclusion of the interview to ensure the integrity of the assessment process is upheld.

Whygo and Regus are video conference providers who have facilities around the world and have high quality connections with the College’s facilities. Please note: venues in some countries are not accepted, due to technical connection issues, e.g. Iran, Turkey.

The applicant is responsible for any cost associated with the video conferencing for the panel, invigilator, and applicant. Before a request is made for a PESCI video conference the applicant must review the PESCI Rules and Regulations for video conference and invigilating, and complete the PESCI nominated venue and invigilators form once a PESCI date has been confirmed.

Download the VC Venues 2017 document.

What's new?

ACRRM will now be publishing alerts of short notice PESCI vacancies through Facebook.

If you would like to be aware of these alerts please join and follow the ACRRM Facebook page.

PESCI vacancy alerts will appear as follows:

PESCI Vacancy