Core Surgical Training Secrets

Started on January 1, 1970


11 December 2021 (mock interview slots SOLD OUT);

12 December 2021 (limited mock interview slots AVAILABLE – candidates can attend the virtual lectures LIVE on 11 December and attend the mock interview on 12 December)

Venue: Live Online (Includes Abstract Competition – details below)


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 below)

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:

  • Live course
  • 4+ hours of video content
  • 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 lecture
  • Virtual mock interview (can be arranged at a suitable time, if unable to make the course date).
  • Abstract competition – once enrolled, you can submit a 250-word abstract on a research project/audit/QI project – 3 will be shortlisted and winner will be awarded £100 prize



0815 – 0830 Welcome

0830 – 0900 Consultant CST Examiner Lecture

0900 – 0945 Leadership station

0945 – 1000 Break

1000 – 1045 Clinical

1045 – 1115 How to optimise your training as a Surgical Trainee

1115 – 1145 How to optimise for a virtual interview and interview psychology

1145 – 1200 Break

1200 – 1230 Simulated Mock Interview Video Demonstration by the CST Secrets Team

1230 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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