About the Course

Join Dr. George Miller, a nationally top scoring AFP doctor, as he takes you through everything you need to know to get into the Academic Foundation Programme. With limited opportunities to make yourself stand out from the competition during the application process, this is a must-have course to enable you to excel. Dr. Miller walks you step by step through everything you need to know to succeed, from preparing your white space answers, to honing your critical analysis skills, gaining the prerequisite clinical knowledge and preparing for the interviews.

About the Author

Dr. George Miller

George is an Imperial Public Health Registrar and Emergency Medicine Doctor. As Director-General, he takes responsibility for the HLA Scholars’ programme, as well as chairing the HLA Research Collaborative. He is also an Honorary University Lecturer, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, lead for the Intermediate Leadership Programme and a Senior Project Manager at Medics.Academy. ​He was one of the top scoring applicants for the AFP, CST and Public Health Training across the country, and has since presented national courses on ‘Success in Medical School’, ‘Preparing for the AFP’ and ‘Preparing for the PSA’. He is currently conducting policy research at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    1. Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Critical appraisal

  • 2

    2. Analysing Systematic Reviews

    • What are the authors addressing?

    • Searching for papers

    • Selection criteria

    • Were the included papers valid?

    • Included studies

    • Results

  • 3

    3. Diagnostic Accuracy Studies

    • Population

    • Gold standard diagnostic test

    • Comparison

    • Merits and limitations

    • Methods

  • 4

    4. Analysing RCTs and Therapy Studies

    • Introduction

    • Randomisation

    • Groups of patients

    • Allocated treatment

    • Who started?

    • Double blind?

  • 5

    5. Analysing Prognostic Studies

    • Introduction

    • Staging

    • Follow-up

    • Outcome criteria

    • Patient characteristics

    • Validity

  • 6

    6. Statistics

    • Introduction

    • Relative risk

    • Absolute risk

    • Relative risk reduction

    • Number needed to treat

    • Confidence intervals

    • Sensitivity and specificity

    • Positive and negative predictive values

    • Systematic reviews and forest plots 1

    • Systematic reviews and forest plots 2

    • Pre-test probability

    • The likelihood ratio

  • 7

    7. White Space Questions

    • Introduction

    • Answers 1

    • Answers 2

  • 8

    8. The Interview

    • The interview

  • 9

    9. Clinical Interview

    • Introduction

    • Clinical interview 1

    • Clinical interview 2

  • 10

    10. Academic Interview

    • Introduction

    • Academic interview 1

    • Academic interview 2

    • Interview style

    • Structuring your answer 1

    • Structuring your answer 2

    • Additional points

    • Why?

  • 11

    11. Typical Questions

    • Questions 1-5

    • Questions 6-10

    • Questions 11-15

    • Questions 16-20

    • Questions 21-25

    • Questions 26-30

    • Questions 31-36

    • Questions 37-40

  • 12

    12. Summary

    • Conclusion