Trauma and Orthopaedic ST3 Interview Question Bank | Medibuddy

Maximise your performance at the 2024 Trauma and Orthopaedics ST3 interview

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The Trauma & Orthopaedics (T&O) ST3 application process is competitive, and in the last few years, over 3 candidates have applied for every single post.

To score well and get your first choice job, you need to prepare for the interview like you would your exams.

So how do I prepare for my interview?

Effective preparation focuses on two areas: Knowledge and Delivery.

The T&O 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 Consultant 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 Trauma & Orthopaedics ST3.

This is where we come in…

The Medibuddy Online 2024 Trauma & Orthopaedics (T&O) ST3 Interview Question Bank

We are proud to have developed over 60 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 T&O ST3 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.

What will I learn from the Trauma & Orthopaedics (T&O) ST3 Online Interview Question Bank?

The interview is 60 minutes long, involving four 10-minute stations. This includes the addition of the Communication station for 2024. We have broken down our interview question bank and presented our questions exactly like they appear in the interview.

Commitment to specialty (previously Portfolio)

In this station, you are interviewed about various aspects of your career, and the interviewers are looking to gain insight into your previous experience. Our question bank provides example questions and answers to help guide you through preparing your own answers.


This station involves scenarios from either a trauma or elective setting, and you are then asked related questions. We have split the clinical part of our question bank into Trauma and Elective and with over 30 scenarios, we will help you prepare for this station.


This station can sometimes be the trickiest station in the interview, and it requires a certain technique to excel. You will be presented with several cases which you must prioritise in order of urgency. We provide example prioritisation questions, with tips and example answers.


This station is new for 2024, although prior to virtual interviews, a communication station was involved in the face-to-face interviews. This station includes a scenario involving communication with a patient, you’ll be assessed on:

  • Technical Knowledge
  • Situational Awareness
  • Judgement Under Pressure
  • Communication – Information Gathering
  • Communication – Information Giving

We have added new scenarios to our question bank for 2024, to ensure you are fully prepared for this station.

Why have we done this?

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 Trauma & Orthopaedics ST3 Interview Question Bank.

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