Preparation for your General Surgery ST3 interview begins at CT1, because the clinical experience required to score maximum points takes time to develop. You will be calculated a self-assessment score and if you meet the requirements, shortlisted for interview. That’s step 1!
Now it is time to start thinking about your interview. More than 3 candidates apply for every General Surgery ST3 position, so competition is tough. To score well and get your first choice job, you need to prepare for the interview like you would your exams.
Effective preparation focuses on two areas: Knowledge and Delivery.
The General Surgery ST3 interview is knowledge-intensive. If you don’t have the knowledge, it doesn’t matter how slick your delivery is, you won’t get the marks.
Equally, you might have FRCS level knowledge, but if you don’t deliver it well, all those hours preparing will be for nothing!
This is your opportunity to demonstrate why you would make a good General Surgery ST3.
This is where we come in…
If you’ve spoken to current General Surgery trainees about how they prepared for their interview, you may have already heard about our question bank. We are proud to have developed over 80 carefully crafted scenarios that mirror the interview. We’ve been doing this for a while now and know how important it is for the question bank to be up-to-date. Each year, our high-scoring editors make changes to the question bank to ensure it reflects the most recent interviews. Our team has secured some of the most competitive general surgery jobs in previous rounds, and we want to help you do the same!
Best of all, we’ve presented it in an easy to understand format, on a platform that you can access anywhere.
The 2024 interview is 40-minutes long and includes a Clinical Station, Management Station, and Portfolio Station. We have broken down our interview question bank and presented our questions exactly like they appear in the interview.
Focused questions on the clinical topics which come up every year, so you can revise effectively.
Detailed questions with model answers to make sure you get all the points in this station.
The portfolio station is an opportunity for you to discuss your career to date and clarify the evidence you have submitted to ensure maximum points are awarded. We provide example questions here to help you plan for this station.
We have also included Leadership and Team Working, as these scenarios overlap heavily with the Management Scenarios.
It’s easy to assume that because you do this every day at work, you don’t need to think about the importance of leadership and teamwork for your interview. This isn’t true; you can easily lose marks in these areas if you do not prepare.
When we were preparing for our specialty interviews, getting accurate and helpful advice felt near impossible. The recruitment websites only provide you with so much information, and whilst asking those who have done the interview is useful, sometimes all it did was make us more nervous, instead of actually helping us to prepare.
Since then, we have been filtering through all the good and bad resources, so you don’t have to, and our high-scoring surgical trainees, have put it all together in one place, the Medibuddy Online General Surgery ST3 Interview Question Bank.Sign up now to start preparing!
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