The Moorfields consultant interview course

An exciting new course for trainees seeking their first consultant position. Taught by senior consultants with extensive NHS experience. We're delighted that on 28th March we will be joined by Martin Kuper, Chief Executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital.

As a trainee seeking your first consultant position, you may feel somewhat daunted by the interview process. This half-day course will demystify it and give an in depth analysis on how to approach it.

Course Overview
The course covers the complete process from application, shortlisting and interview:
  • CV preparation
  • Pre interview visits
  • Executive views from Chief Executive/Medical Director
  • The interview panel and their roles
  • How to answer challenging questions
  • Presentation skills
  • Management and leadership styles

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Course Aims
  • Break the myths and make the unknown known, so trainees can be well prepared
  • Ensure trainees know their strengths and weaknesses
  • Provide clear techniques on how to develop a rapport with the panel
  • Consider the appropriate use of both verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Enable trainees to face the interview with confidence
Course Highlights
  • Insight into Future of Ophthalmology service provision
  • Techniques for advanced communication skills
  • Know your leadership and management styles
  • Techniques to think outside the box
Benefits of Attending
As a result of attending this course you will gain a better understanding of:
  • The interview process
  • The role of the panel
  • Handling challenging questions
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills
Course Director

Senthil Vijayan - Consultant Anaesthetist, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Course Faculty
  • Louisa Wickham - Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Medical Director, Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Emma Jones - Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Rashmi Mathew - Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital
Who Should Apply

This course is suitable for senior trainee ophthalmologists seeking their first consultant position.

CPD certification

CPD certification will be confirmed after the course has taken place and materials submitted for assessment

Book Now

Date Location Time Seats Price
28/03/2023 In person at The Education Hub, 15 Ebenezer Street, London, N1 7NH 09:00 - 13:30 (arrivals at 08:45) 0 Fully booked Join Waiting List

Course fees



The Moorfields Consultant interview course is a fantastic course with invaluable insights in to the interview process and entire process leading up to it. It is delivered by senior people who interview regularly. Highly recommended to anyone considering applying for a Consultant post

Dr. Ankur Gupta, Ophthalmology ST7, Moorfields Eye Hospital.


The Moorfields Consultant Course is exceptionally valuable for anyone preparing for their Consultant interviews. The course was well-structured, with a range of eminent speakers targeting key topics and providing insight into interview panels and the medical director’s perspective, via lectures, small group activities and one-to-one training in mock interviews. I left the course feeling inspired to work on my application and CV”

Meena Arunakirinathan, Locum Consultant



Taught by


Senthil Vijayan

Dr. Senthil K Vijayan is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Director of the Moorfields Consultant Interview Course. He developed this course to demystify the whole consultant interview process and empower trainees with the skills and confidence to face interviews. He is very passionate about Medical Leadership and Teaching. Having worked in different health care systems across the world, he has a great insight into what it takes to be a great medical leader. Senthil strives to promote better interpersonal communication among health care professionals and was ranked first in the London Deanery Regsitrar Interviews. Recently, he has been elected to the Council of British Ophthalmic Anaesthetists Society. He teaches regularly on the MSc programme at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He is a big advocate of Patient Safety and teaches on the role of Human Factors in theatre environment with a huge emphasis on communication within and between teams. He loves cooking and his talk “Carry On Cooking” is quite famous!

Rashmi Mathew

Rashmi Mathew is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital with a special interest in glaucoma. She is the Lead for New Consultant and Resident Leadership Training and the Programme Lead for the MSc in Advanced Clinical Optometry and Ophthalmology. Rashmi is also the Apprenticeship programme, Deputy Director for Undergraduate Education. She set up the EyeBelong campaign at the Institute of Ophthalmology to improve postgraduate student experience and is also the Clinical Lead for the Trust’s Schwartz Rounds. Rashmi is committed to promoting staff well-being and is particularly interested in positive leadership and how this transforms teams and organisations.


Louisa Wickham

Louisa Wickham is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Medical Director at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Louisa joined Moorfields in 2009 as a consultant in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina. A retinal specialist with extensive experience in the treatment and management of retinal disease, she has published widely on the subject of retinal disease and is currently involved in a number of clinical research projects. Louisa has a particular interest in surgical innovation and pathway transformation, helping to lead the cataract drive, reducing the waiting list by intensively focusing resources on cataracts to quadruple the number of operations at Moorfields in a week.

Emma Jones

Emma Jones became interested in Medicine at a young age when her father developed secondary glaucoma. She initially thought she would follow a career in Medical Ophthalmology, after studying medicine at Guys and St Thomas’ where they had an inspirational team, but the draw of Glaucoma returned when she met Professor Khaw and undertook research in wound healing. As a family member of a Moorfield’s patient and now in the position to provide care for others, high quality patient centred care is something she would like for all patients to experience at all visits. She has been fortunate to work with some great teams and leaders and is now an Associate Dean developing a leadership program for Health Education England in London that builds on these values to deliver excellent healthcare in the current NHS.


Martin Kuper

Martin took up the position of chief executive at Moorfields in September 2021. An anaesthetist by training, he was the former deputy chief executive for transformation and chief medical officer at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. Martin has a wealth of expertise including over 10 years of board experience as medical director in foundation and non-foundation trusts in London.