Reliability of a regional junior doctor recruitment process

Med Teach. 2007 Jun;29(5):504-6. doi: 10.1080/01421590701526823.


Introduction: Recruitment to Paediatric Senior House Officer (SHO) posts has traditionally been undertaken by each individual hospital trust. This study looks at a regional recruitment process.

Methods: Shortlisting was carried out in a single day marking application forms according to set criteria. A 3 station interview was used.

Results: Reliability for both shortlisting and interviews was high (G co-efficients > or = 0.8).

Discussion: This regional recruitment process for SHOs showed high reliability and is a model applicable to all specialties.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Hospitals, Public / standards*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Medical Staff, Hospital / education
  • Medical Staff, Hospital / standards*
  • Pediatrics / education*
  • Personnel Selection / standards*
  • Program Evaluation
  • United Kingdom
  • Workforce