Everything you need to prepare for Orthopaedic ST3 Interviews

Around 500 people apply for ST3 numbers in Trauma and Orthopaedics every year. The OrthoST3 online course is a comprehensive preparation resource, complete with over 100 mock stations, that will help you secure your top choice Orthopaedic ST3 number. The course was written by top scoring London ST3s.

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Top Candidates

Course and guide written by top scoring Orthopaedic ST3 candidates.

Over 100 stations

Over 100 mock Orthopaedic ST3 interview stations. Written by top ranking candidates.

High yield

We recognise that juggling training and Orthopaedic ST3 interview prep is challenging. The Ortho ST3 includes high yield topics so you can maximise revision time.

Our Orthopaedic ST3 Interview Course

Upon purchase of our Orthopaedic ST3 interview course you get access to over 100 unique scenarios covering: Clinical, Portfolio, Prioritisation, Anatomy, Procedural and Communication stations. Each station includes comprehensive answers written by top scoring Orthopaedic ST3 candidates.

The Orthopaedic ST3 Interview

The minimum self-assessment score required to be deemed appointable in 2019 was 9 (with a final total score of 219/302). In 2021, virtual interviews were conducted for 358 applicants and the minimum self-assessment score required to secure an orthopaedic ST3 interview was 15.67.

In 2021 there were 604 applicants. In 2022 there were 527 applicants.

In 2020, there were 107 orthopaedic ST3 jobs. In 2021, there were 177 Orthopaedic ST3 posts.

Competition ratios for Orthopaedic St3 posts were:

  • 3.41 (2021)
  • 4.90 (2020)
  • 2.35 (2019)
Key Information

To Help You Succeed At Interview

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Key Orthopaedic Papers To Know For The Orthopaedic ST3 Interview.

Interview Timeline

Key dates you need to be familiar with. 

How are the Orthopaedic ST3 interviews scored? (Coming soon)

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration costs £110. Registration grants you access to over 100 stations including: Clinical, Portfolio, Prioritisation, Anatomy, Procedural and Communication topics. Access lasts until the end of the ST3 interview week e.g. in the 2022 interview cycle, access expired on the 10th of April (Interviews took place from the 4-7th of April).

Access lasts until the end of the ST3 interview week e.g. in the 2022 interview cycle, access expired on the 10th of April (Interviews took place from the 4-7th of April). Therefore, the sooner you sign up the more time you will have to prepare for the same registration cost. If you would like to extend membership please contact us.

Account sharing is not permitted. If you and a friend would both like to sign up together please contact us for a discount.

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