Fourth National Core Surgical Training Interview Course.
We have successfully run this course for the last 4 years with excellent trainee feedback. Some of our candidates have ranked in the top 1% of all successful core surgical training posts and have returned as faculty.
This is a full day interactive course with a mock interview including a leadership biography, which was introduced last year. Refreshments will be available during the course including a hot lunch.
The morning will consist of interactive lectures given by expert faculty on how to maximise your interview score and performance on the day.
During the morning there will also be a "Live Interview Demonstration" where you will observe one of the current highly ranked core surgical trainees being interviewed, in order to give you a feel of the interview process.
There will also be an acedemic session on "how to achieve success in the academic clinical fellowship (ACF) interviews", which will be given by one of our current faculty members who is an academic clinical fellow (ACFST2) in Orthopaedics in London.
Following a hot lunch, the afternoon will consist of a mock interview with an expert panel and you will be scored using a similar mark scheme to CST interview and given verbal and written feedback on your performance.
The three stations you will be assessed on include:
Portfolio Station & Leadership Biography
You will be critiqued and marked on your portfolio and there will be a portfolio library of successful core surgical trainees including those from candidates who ranked in the top 1% in the country. In addition, you will be able to practice your leadership presentation.
You will be assessed on various management scenarios and will be given written and verbal feedback.
You will be marked on your approach to the clinical scenario and be given feedback on how to improve your answer in the real interview
Faculty for this course will include training programme directors for core surgical training and surgeons from all surgical specialities.
Due to popular demand, the FULL Day course including Mock Interviews is only open to current FY2+ doctors and Clinical Fellows who are going to apply to core surgical training this year.
Medical students and FY1 Doctors are welcome to attend the half-day course including live interview demonstration, which will be an invaluable experience when it comes to the cst interviews.
DISCLAIMER: No refund possible upon purchase of tickets
Draft Timetable for the Course