General Practice

MSRA: Complete Guide 2020

Over half of all junior doctors applying for Specialty Training posts each year will need to undertake The Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA); our complete guide will provide you with information for the MSRA 2020. Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment / MSRA Exam The MSRA is a computer-based exam which is designed to assess essential competencies. It is […]

By Medibuddy — 14 March 2020

CMT Interview Portfolio

Core Medical

How to maximise points in the 2020 Internal Medicine Training (IMT) Interview portfolio

Internal medicine training (IMT) interviews are usually held in January and February, so if you are applying for IMT this year, it’s important to start preparing your portfolio as soon as possible. This can be a daunting task. Lots of people won’t have ever made a portfolio before and that’s alright (I certainly hadn’t!). What’s important […]

By Medibuddy — 06 December 2019

GP Recruitment

General Practice

A Guide to GP Recruitment 2020

GP recruitment in the UK is a competitive process. The UK GP Specialty Training scheme is one of the best in the world and because of this it can be difficult to get a job in your preferred location! The GP recruitment process ranks all applicants in one cohort and your ranking determines your region […]

By Medibuddy — 13 November 2019

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The topics covered in the EM interview are very general but similar themes appear each year. Our answer frameworks will help prepare you for whatever comes up on the day.

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Applying to Core Medical Training

Core Medical

A guide to the 2020 Internal Medicine Training (IMT) Applications

The 2020 Internal Medicine Training (formally Core Medical Training) applications are nearly upon us so it’s time to start thinking about how you will prepare! IMT applications are run through Oriel and it’s worth setting up an account before it opens so you receive updates and don’t miss the date! The application period lasts for […]

By Medibuddy — 11 November 2019

Obs and Gynae

Obs and Gynae ST1 Interview Format

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) ST1 interview format has changed over the last few years. Historically deaneries would interview their own candidates locally, modifying the stations to fit with their preferences. Now there is a national selection system (which is standard for other competitive run-through specialties like ophthalmology and radiology). For the jobs starting in […]

By Medibuddy — 02 November 2019

GP Training Applications

General Practice

How to prepare for the 2020 GP Applications

General Practise (GP) applications for 2020 are opening soon and it’s important to remember that succeeding in your application for UK GP training requires preparation and practice. Don’t underestimate how important this application is for your future as a GP trainee. Your score not only determines whether you get into GP training, but also determines […]

By Medibuddy — 20 October 2019

Core Surgical

How to Prepare for the 2020 Core Surgical Training Interview

Doing well in the core surgical training interview is very achievable, provided you put in sufficient preparation and practice. Starting earlier gives more opportunity to get the points on the portfolio station, leaving plenty of time to practice clinical and leadership scenarios. The template below is a basic outline of targets to set yourself when […]

By Medibuddy — 22 September 2019

Core Surgical

How to Maximise Points in the 2020 Core Surgical Training Interview Portfolio

Core Surgical Training (CST) interviews are usually held between mid-January to mid-February. Whether you are a foundation year doctor, medical student or taking a year out of training, if you are serious about applying for surgical training, it is important to review the portfolio points early in order to put yourself in the strongest position, […]

By Medibuddy — 11 September 2019

General Surgery

ST3 General Surgery Interview Preparation and Essential Reading

The key to success in the General Surgery interview is preparation. Candidates will have a much greater chance of success if they start preparing early and wisely. This requires planning and a combination of solo reading with group practice.

By Medibuddy — 04 February 2019

Radiology Interview

General Surgery

General Surgery ST3 Interview Format

What is the interview actually like? There are many stories and myths about what goes on, but in this post, we hope to demystify the intricacies of the interview format. The take home message is that time is tight, and you need to approach each station with a strategy.

By Medibuddy — 26 January 2019

General Surgery

The General Surgery ST3 Application Process

When you start to apply for the ST3 General Surgery interview, you may find it difficult to find a clear summary of the application process. Therefore, we have provided a clear summary of the most recent application process below to help candidates prepare early.

By Medibuddy — 26 January 2019

Obstetrics and Gynaecology ST1 Interview Preparation

Obs and Gynae

Obstetrics and Gynaecology ST1 Interview Preparation and Essential Reading

The key to the Obstetrics and Gynaecology ST1 interview is preparation. Candidates who prepare will have much higher success of scoring highly as their answers will be slicker and you will be able to think more clearly under pressure. Below we have given some guidance on how to start preparing, including useful links for further information. […]

By Medibuddy — 11 December 2018

Core Medical

UK Internal Medicine Interview (previously Core Medical Interview) Tips

Congratulations on applying for the UK Internal Medicine Interview! As of August 2018 this is the new name for Core Medical Interview. You’ll soon start your interview preparation and we’ve written this post in combination with our Internal Medicine Interview (Core Medical Interview) Question Bank to help you get the best score possible. Just making […]

By Medibuddy — 04 December 2018

Haematology ST3 Interview


Haematology ST3 Interview Format: How to Prepare and What to Expect

The Haematology ST3 interview can be a daunting prospect. It is a speciality with evolving therapies, clinical trials and a wide field of both malignant and non-malignant pathologies. The aim of this blog post is to give you a general outline of how the interview is formatted and some hints and tips to help along […]

By Medibuddy — 30 September 2018

CMT Jobs

Core Medical

Thinking about Core Medical Jobs

It’s time to start thinking about jobs! Right now everyone is just about settling into their new job. However, rotations go so quickly that even though you’re only one month in, it’s time to start thinking about the next one! This is the first year that candidates who were previously applying for core medical training […]

By Medibuddy — 29 September 2018

Neurology ST3 Interview Format


Neurology ST3 Interview Format

The ST3 Neurology Interview is currently an OSCE style, station-based interview consisting of three stations. Each station has predefined topics (see below) on which you will be assessed. Ten minutes is allocated to each station, with a rest station of five minutes in between. Several candidates will be interviewed on a carousel basis however only […]

By Medibuddy — 15 August 2018

Neurology ST3 Interview Application


Neurology ST3 Interview Application and Offers

Applications for the neurology ST3 interviews are currently run alongside other medical specialties and are directed by the RCP London. The ST3 recruitment website will have up to date information regarding the timeline for interviews and offers for each of the specialties. You can prepare for interview using our Neurology ST3 Interview Question Bank. Because applicants […]

By Medibuddy — 15 August 2018

Neurology ST3 Interview Preparation


Neurology ST3 Interview Preparation and Essential Reading

It’s important to start preparing for you Neurology ST3 Interview early. There are certain parts of the interview which candidates may do well in if they are well read in the specialty. Some suggestions are below. You may also find our Neurology ST3 Interview Question Bank helpful. Visit the ABN Website. Join the society The […]

By Medibuddy — 15 August 2018

Emergency Medicine ACCS Interview Overview

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine ACCS Interview Format

This is an overview of the Emergency Medicine ACCS Interview that we’ve written in combination with our Emergency Medicine ACCS Interview Question Bank. We hope you find it useful! The panel at your Emergency Medicine ACCS interview are not trying to catch you out. They want you to succeed because they want to add enthusiastic, well-rounded professionals […]

By Medibuddy — 08 August 2018

Obs and Gynae ST1 Day in the Life

Obs and Gynae

Obs and Gynae ST1: A day in the Life of a Trainee and the Training Pathway

If you are considering applying for the Obs and Gynae ST1 interview or have already applied, it’s useful to know what your life will be like if you actually get the job! Here is a flavour of what is it like to be an SHO (ST1-ST2)…. Example Working Week: ST1 Lets have a look at […]

By Medibuddy — 08 August 2018

Obs and Gynae Interview Tips

Obs and Gynae

Obs and Gynae ST1 Interview Tips

Congratulations on applying for the Obs and Gynae (O&G) ST1 Interview! We’ve written this post in combination with our ST1 Interview Question Bank to help you start preparing for interview. Obstetrics and Gynaecology ST1 Interview Top Tips You have already taken the hardest step in making a decision about your specialty. If successful with your interview […]

By Medibuddy — 08 August 2018

GP Stage 3 Scenarios

General Practice

GP Stage 3 Interview Simulated Clinical Scenario Preparation

The Simulated Clinical Scenario section of the GP Stage 3 interview comprises of three, ten-minute stations examined in isolation, with a short rest break between each. It can be the most daunting aspect of the GP recruitment process! Present in each station is one trained actor who is taking on the role of either the […]

By Medibuddy — 08 August 2018

Cardiology ST3 Interview Preparation


Cardiology ST3 Interview Preparation and What to Expect

The cardiology ST3 interviews are a highly competitive process which understandably cause considerable anxiety for candidates. However, there are several things that you can do help you perform at your best. The aim of this article is to outline the interview process and to give some advice based on our personal experience and opinion. We’ve […]

By Medibuddy — 07 August 2018

GPST Stage 3 Tips

General Practice

GP Stage 3 Selection Centre Tips For Success

If you’re already considering how you can excel at the GP Stage 3 Selection Centre then you are well ahead of the curve in your preparations for the GP application process! For some it may not be necessary to undertake a face-to-face assessment having achieved the magical score of 575 in the MSRA, however, don’t […]

By Medibuddy — 03 August 2018

Core Medical

ST3 job offers – what went wrong?

What a mess! Many of you will be aware of the trauma and anguish many medics recently went through after applying for their ST3 jobs.  For those that don’t here is a brief run down: By the 26th of April the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Oriel had sent out jobs offers to all […]

By Medibuddy — 20 June 2018

Radiology Interview


Radiology Interview Overview 2018

We’ve been asked lots of questions about the radiology interview and what it entails, so in order to help everyone we thought we’d put them together in one blog post. If you want to get a better idea of the specific questions they ask at interview, try our radiology interview question bank. What is the format […]

By Medibuddy — 22 January 2018


Urology Interview Preparation – What to Expect on the Day

Before we start talking about how to prepare for the urology interview and what to expect on the day, the one thing I took away from the entire interview process in Leeds was how friendly everyone was. Coming from south London, I was humbled by the northern hospitality. Even the uber driver on the way […]

By Medibuddy — 21 January 2018

Radiology Interview


ST3 Urology Interview Overview

The Urology ST3 interview is a national selection process that consists of five stations in total. Each station lasts approximately 15 minutes. You will be assessed and scored at each station by two Consultants. There may be a lay person in the station to ensure the interview process is conducted fairly. Stations are generally very […]

By Medibuddy — 19 January 2018


Ophthalmology ST1 Interview Portfolio Preparation

The ST1 ophthalmology portfolio has strict criteria and a stringent mark scheme. The requirements are updated annually on the Severn Deanery website, four months in advance of the interview. Your portfolio is marked during the interview day in a separate room to you, so you do not get any opportunity to sell yourself or to explain the contents.

By Medibuddy — 14 January 2018


Ophthalmology ST1 Interview Preparation and Essential Reading

The Ophthalmology ST1 interview is one of the most competitive interviews in the country, with many excellent applicants and outstanding portfolios, so it’s important you prepare for it properly. Here are some tips for your portfolio and the interview stations, which will hopefully optimise your application. We’ve also prepared a number of Ophthalmology ST1 Mock […]

By Medibuddy — 24 December 2017

Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery ST3 Interview Preparation and Essential Reading

Preparation is key to doing well in the Plastic Surgery ST3 Interview. You will have spent months/years developing your portfolio, however it only represents a small proportion of your overall mark. Whether you get a training number or not will depend on how well you answer the questions in the other stations. In this post […]

By Medibuddy — 14 December 2017


Radiology ST1 Interview Preparation

We've written a guide on the best way to prepare for your application to ST1 radiology. The overall radiology application can be divided into the Specialty Recruitment Assessment (SRA), and the interview itself. This post will focus on preparation for the interview.

By Medibuddy — 27 November 2017


Radiology ST1 application process

The radiology ST1 application process is nationally coordinated and applications are made via an online platform called ORIEL and has existed in its current form since 2016. We've summarised the process to help you prepare for interview.

By Medibuddy — 23 November 2017