ORMS Programme Open Day & Selection

Next Selection Day = Thursday 10th September 2020 @ 1000hrs (duration, Approx’ 3hrs)

The Selection Process

Open Day / Selection Phases

Congratulations, you’ve submitted your application and been invited to take part in the open day / selection process.  The process is split into the following stages:

  1. Pre-Selection Event – Submit an essay and revise for the quiz
  2. If shortlisted from stage 1 you may be invited to interview. The interview will be held online through “Microsoft Teams” or by your sponsoring organisation.
  3. If you are successful you may receive a “Conditional Offer”.  This offer will become “Confirmed” if you have met the conditions.

Conditions usually consist of documentary evidence, such as Enhanced DBS checks, Letters of employer support, etc

What You Need To Do Before The Event

Prior to the selection event, you need to make sure you are able to access “Microsoft Teams”.  This can be done by downloading the free app or by using your internet browser and visiting http://teams.microsoft.com

If you have not done so already, you must submit a completed application form.

You will need to submit an essay through this website.  Make sure you read the associated materials re’ academic writing and that you submit your essay prior to the selection event.

Finally, do some swotting up on human anatomy and physiology, read your JRCALC and do some online research.  The quiz is designed to test your knowledge, make sure you give it your best shot.

What Happens on the Event?

On the day of the event, a meeting link will be posted approx’ 5 mins prior to the start. Simply click on the link to join 🙂

The open day / selection event consists of the following:

  • A brief introduction of those online
  • A presentation by one of the senior faculty about the ORMS Course
  • Opportunities for you to ask questions about the course
  • A quiz related to prehospital care and the human body

You must ensure that you have a reliable internet connection for the selection event.


Academic Skills and Essay Submission

As a part of the selection process, you need to submit a 500 word (plus or minus 10%) essay related to a medical condition commonly encountered in prehospital care.

You must write your essay in an “Academic Style”, using “Harvard Referencing”.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done anything like this before, we’ve included some useful materials below to help you.

Why should I reference?

Referencing is crucial to you to carry out successful research, and crucial to your readers so they can see how you did your research. 

  1. Accurate referencing is a key component of good academic practice and enhances the presentation of your work: it shows that your writing is based on knowledge and informed by appropriate academic reading.
  2. You will ensure that anyone reading your work can trace the sources you have used in the development of your work, and give you credit for your research efforts and quality.
  3. If you do not acknowledge another person’s work or ideas, you could be accused of plagiarism.

Academic Writing Style

The most important thing is to keep your writing clear and concise and make sure that you get your ideas over in a comprehensible form.

It’s the clear expression of these ideas that will impress your reader, not a string of long, inappropriate words found in your dictionary.


Essay Writing

An essay is a specific argument, which has a theme, logically expressed from start to finish.

  • It tests your knowledge and understanding of a topic, supported by research.
  • An essay is also an exercise to develop and handle relevant ideas, construct a clearly expressed argument and refer to the arguments made by academics.
  • An essay is a powerful learning tool that will help to develop your understanding of a subject.