Core Surgical Training Secrets

Started on January 1, 1970

Date: On-demand (video programme accessed anytime, mock interview at a convenient time) Venue: Online

3 options (select at checkout):

1) CST Secrets Programme (On-demand programme and mock interview)

2) Basic Mentorship Programme

3) Premier Mentorship Programme


Core Surgical Training is the gateway to your chosen specialty and your lifelong career. It is absolutely PIVOTAL to score highly to secure your first choice programmes – the better your jobs, the higher your chances of securing ST3 training numbers, especially for competitive specialties. It is key to rise above the competition. The interview can be a daunting prospect, especially considering how important it is for National Training Numbers (NTNs) and ultimately your future professional working lives.

The CST Secrets Programme is UK’s premiere intensive, high-yield programme to give you the key tools to excel and rise above the competition in the CST application! Our past delegates have ranked Top 10 in the country and many have scored 100% in the interview (see video testimony above)

Our philosophy is simple:- to maximise your time and provide the highest yield experience-based guidance based on real past interview stations, and teach you: WHAT to say; WHEN to say it; and HOW to say it. Articulation and structuring your answers with frameworks = points in the station!

The High Yield UK CST Secrets programme will go through all components in detail, give you all the ‘secrets’ that helped Mr Khajuria and his team rank top 10 in the UK; we will go through real past interview questions to ensure you are ready on interview day.

The high calibre team includes:

1) Mr Ankur Khajuria (Ranked 6th in CST; Ranked 1st in Plastic Surgery ST3)

2) Miss Apoorva Khajuria (Previous delegate; Ranked 7th in CST; Ranked 1st in Trauma & Orthopaedics ST3)

3) Miss Roisin Johnson (Previous delegate; scored 100% in both management and leadership stations; ranked 8th in CST)

4) Mr Nikhil Patel (Author of CST Preparation Textbook; Ranked Top 1% in CST and General Surgery ST3)

CST Secrets Course:

  • 4+ hours of video content
  • Guest speaker video lecture – past examiner
  • Delegate book with past stations, frameworks and answers
  • Mock interview video demonstration by CST Secrets Faculty, who scored 100% in management and clinical stations
  • Virtual interview optimization and interview psychology video video lecture
  • Virtual mock interview


.Mentorship packages

We have two separate packages and 3 spot ONLY (1 premier and 2 basic) for personalised, virtual, one-to-one, high yield coachingwhich is heavily subsidised. These will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. You can access these on the website, selecting CST Secrets and then mentorship at the checkout.

Basic mentorship package:

  • This will include a 5-week programme, with a 1 hour one-to-one coaching session each week, virtually with a member of the High Yield Team (NOT Mr Khajuria)
  • 3 x monthly payment option available – via (£450 to be transferred 1st day of each month)


Premier mentorship package:

  • FREE access to CST Secrets Live Course + on-demand video resources
  • This will include a 5-week programme, with a 1 hour one-to-one coaching session each week, virtually
  • High yield, one-to-one coaching, with all sessions conducted by Mr Ankur Khajuria
  • All sessions will be recorded for you to access and view after each session, and Mr Khajuria will personally review the videos and focus on deliberate practice to enhance your performance and score, providing critical feedback on content, delivery and body language/virtual presentation.
  • You will also have access to unlimited email support until March 2023
  • 3 x monthly payment option available – via (£800 to be transferred 1st day of each month)


The coaching programme is intense and comprehensive, and a reasonable investment of time and money for both you and our team. Please note, we have 5 spots only, and these will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


For the mentorship packages, we offer a FULL money-back guarantee, If after the first session, you are unhappy and do not wish to go ahead.



Consultant CST Examiner Lecture

Leadership station

Clinical Station

How to optimise for a virtual interview and interview psychology

Simulated Mock Interview Video Demonstration by the CST Secrets Team

Mock Interviews

Refund policy: the CST Secrets Course tickets are non-refundable but can be sold to another student, in the case you are unable to attend.

What Our Students Say

Incredible course! Thank you to the CST Secrets Team – the course was key in me ranking 7th in the UK. The frameworks and structures provided in the lectures and the delegate pack were fantastic and made me feel so confident going into the interview. Every possible scenario was comprehensively covered. I highly recommend the course to anyone who wants focused, high yield preparation and to ace the interview.

CST Testimony

CST Secrets Team

Mr Ankur Khajuria
BSc (Hons) MBBS (Dist.) AICSM FHEA FRSPH MRCS (Eng) MAcadMEd. MSc (Oxon.) PhD
Mr Nikhil Patel
BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCS (Eng)
Miss Apoorva Khajuria
BMedSci (Hons) BMBS PGDip (MedEd) MRCS
Dr Roisin Johnson
BSc (Hons) MBBS (Dist.)

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