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1st Edition

Cracking the General Surgical Interviews for ST3

ISBN 9781032073262
Published February 18, 2022 by CRC Press
111 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

ST3 interviews are extremely competitive and achieving the highest possible score is essential in securing the surgical training post of choice. The key to success in these interviews is through diligent preparation.

This book outlines the structure and format of the ST3 general surgical interviews, with chapters dedicated to each component area that is assessed on the day. Written in an engaging style, it provides an essential resource for the interviews, with all of the required material in one book,a bonus for many readers with time constraints imposed by a demanding work schedule. It is aimed at instilling prospective surgeons with the tools and confidence needed to succeed at the ST3 general surgical interview. Success in these structured interviews will lead to the award of a ‘national training number’.

Table of Contents



About the Authors


Format of the Interview

1. Portfolio Station

2. Clinical Station

3. Clinical Management Station

4. Academic Station

5. Technical Skills Station

6. Ethics Station

7. Interview Technique and Tips



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Sala Abdalla BSc MBBS FRCS (Gen Surg)

Sala Abdalla is a London-based Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon. She is very active in medical education and her contributions include the re-development of the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s intermediate laparoscopic skills course and training junior surgeons on the Core Skills in laparoscopy and Basic Surgical Skill courses.


Amber Shivarajan BMedSci BMBS MRCS

Amber Shivarajan is a Specialty Training Registrar (ST3) in the South-East London general surgical training programme. She graduated from the University of Nottingham and completed her post-graduate foundation and junior surgical training in hospitals around Greater Manchester and South London. Using material that has now been incorporated into this book, she was able to secure a national training number as well as her first- choice rotation.


Kaushiki Singh BSc MBBS MRCS

Kaushiki Singh is a Specialty Training Registrar (ST4) in the South-East London general surgical training programme. She completed her foundation training in London and core surgical training in Portsmouth. She was awarded her first-choice rotation in the training programme. She cites breadth of knowledge as one of the challenges in preparing for ST3 interviews and hopes that this book will be the all-in-one resource to helping candidates prepare and succeed.