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Common consultant interview questions and how to answer them

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 31 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j455
  1. Kathy Oxtoby
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Becoming a consultant is a pivotal point in a doctor’s career. After years of study and training, there is still a major hurdle to overcome—the consultant interview. Kathy Oxtoby looks at what it takes to succeed


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