Orthopaedic ST3 Competition Ratio and Rankings

In order to secure a coveted Orthopaedic ST3 number in the UK, you will have to succeed in the competitive interview process. The competition ration varies each year with its peak in 2020 (see figure below). 2020 was a unique year, it was the only year where an interview did not occur and posts were assigned based on Orthopaedic ST3 self-assessment scores.

With a competition ratio hovering around 3:1, securing your place requires you to treat the interview process like an exam. Preparation is essential.

YearCompetition Ratio
20162.68
20172.2
20182.88
20193.11
20205.72
20213.41
20223.71
20233.02

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