Concerned about how we were assessing ‘empathy’ during selection Applicants learnt how to demonstrate ‘know how’, relying on self report Can we set up an MMI station to encourage ‘show how’? Linguistic specialist: language-based approach to ‘clinical empathy’ Use of emotive and evaluative expression Express concern, interest, acknowledgement Avoids ‘unempathetic’ responses (insensitive advice, judgement) Do the candidates perform similarly on both ‘empathy’ stations? Are there gender differences in performance, and does the gender of the role player matter? Do station scores vary by scenario?
Impact of other diversity variables [Evaluation of station by interviewers]