The Operating Department Practice (ODP) interview will take place over a full day where candidates will have a presentation about the ODP programme and a campus tour with one of the ODP teaching Team.
Candidates will be divided into groups of 4-5 and will discuss a given scenario relating to an “Air Crash” where they will have 30 mins to decide on an outcome of who should be saved and the reasons for their decisions. During this time, members of the teaching team and a service user will be observing and making notes on each candidate’s performance and contribution to the overall task, looking for rationale and evidence of appropriate values in making their decision. These observations will then form the basis of questions in the individual interview.
In addition candidates will complete two short written scenarios around the principles and values of NHS Constitution (DH, 2015) and the 6C’s.
In the afternoon candidates will undergo an individual interview. The interview panel will consist of one member of the ODP teaching team and a Theatre Education representative from one of the NHS Trusts where students are clinically placed for the programme.