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The Core Surgical Training Interview Course

Helping you on your first step into surgery

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About the CST Interview Course

Our interview course guides candidates to securing their top choice surgical jobs. Our candidates achieve the highest rankings and obtain the most competitive jobs in the country, including run through training jobs, themed jobs and London jobs. The course consists of lectures followed by our high yield mock interview circuit, with the examiners consisting of the highest achieving Core Surgical Trainees. We will be running both virtual and face to face courses this year. There are also virtual coaching sessions available to really focus on your improvement.

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2023 Curriculum update

The Core Surgical Training Interview is once again virtual this year. Our course remains tailored to the CST applicant handbook and the interview you will receive in 2022/23. Below are the latest documents released, which provides important information about the upcoming interview. 

Please see the below curriculum updates and the latest self assessment guidance

Upcoming Events

  • Portfolio Clinic
    Portfolio Clinic
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    Lead by The London CST Interview Course convener, this session will help guide you to create a high scoring portfolio help you secure your CST interview. We will analyse your CV and find ways you can boost your portfolio score well in advance of your application deadline!
  • 1-on-1 coaching
    1-on-1 coaching
    Membership Offer
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    Location - Virtual
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    Location - Virtual
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    Location - Virtual

Thank you for running a fantastic course this year, the mock interviews were particularly helpful. Having the interview in March meant I was forced to start working on my leadership presentation will in advance of my peers. 


I successfully ranked 15th and secured my top choice plastics themed job in Manchester. 

Course candidate, 2022/23

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Online Resources

Our new and improved online resources provide you with tips, tricks, techniques and practice scenarios with model answers, developed by the highest scoring trainees.

Online Resources

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