Plastic Surgery ST3 Secrets Course

Starting January 16, 2021

Date: 16 January 2021 (0830-1700); Venue: Virtual/Online

Plastic Surgery is one of the most competitive specialties at ST3 level. Posts are limited and many trainees after CST can spend 1-2 years doing a non-training trust grade job, before achieving success, and others either do not match or choose an alternative career pathway.

Time in the specialty during CST helps to strengthen the application, but there have been those who did 18 months of Plastic Surgery experience in CST who were unsuccessful, compared to those who had done the minimum requirement (6 months) who DID get an ST3 job! Thus, it is absolutely PIVOTAL to score highly in the interview process, to 1) secure a job and 2) secure a job in the desired geographical location in the UK, and interview preparation and technique will play a big role in your overall score.

The High Yield Plastic Surgery ST3 Secrets Interview Course is UK’s premier high yield interview preparation course, delivered by the highest calibre faculty. The faculty consists of TWO members who both ranked #1 in the Country, Consultant Plastic Surgeons and Senior Registrars who are post-FRCS Plast. The speakers include our Founder & Chairman, Mr Ankur Khajuria, who ranked 1st in the UK Plastic Surgery National Selection, ranked 6th in the UK in CST and also obtained an ACF offer from University of Cambridge, and has trained over 1000 students over the past 5 years for competitive applications; Consultant Plastic Surgeons, and other highly ranked Specialty Registrars, including Miss Alexandra Bucknor, who also ranked 1st in the UK Plastic Surgery ST3 National Selection,

We have amalgamated past stations, techniques and frameworks to deliver the most focused and valuable course to get you ready to ACE the Plastic Surgery interviews!

Our philosophy is simple:- We want 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 interview!

With the changes stipulated by the JCST and in light of COVID and virtual interviews, it is even more crucial to be succinct and to also focus on body language – we will go through all interview components in detail, and cover as many past stations as possible, with focused mock interviews in the afternoon.


Portfolio: How to self-score; what evidence is satisfactory.

Clinical: Key to this is delivery of information – SPEED and ACCURACY – We will explain exactly what we mean by these concepts. We will cover as many past clinical stations as possible and provide a framework to approach any scenario you may encounter

Structured: We will focus on clinical governance – how to effectively answer questions on clinical audit, research, teaching management and ethics.

OSCE/Communication: 1) We will discuss hot topics in Plastic Surgery + how to structure the presentation; 2) Consent and 3) Call the boss scenarios

Mock Interviews: practise the strategies and frameworks we teach you, in a timed mock interview

-There will be plenty of opportunities for questions throughout the day

The interview can be a daunting prospect, especially given how pivotal it is for your future professional working lives. But through this intensive, high-yield programme, we hope to give you the key tools to excel and rise above the competition!

Other unique features:

  • Mock interview viva sessions
  • Guest speaker (Plastic Surgery Consultant Examiner)
  • High Yield advice from two candidates who both ranked #1 in the country
  • Access to all lecture material
  • Multiple Q&A sessions
  • High calibre faculty (see below)

High Yield Plastic Surgery Speakers

Mr Ankur Khajuria
BSc (Hons) MBBS (Dist.) AICSM FHEA FRSPH MRCS (Eng) MAcadMEd. MSc (Oxon.) PhD
Miss Alexandra Bucknor
BSc (Hons) MBBS (Dist.) MRCS
Mr Shehan Hettiaratchy
DM FRCS (Plast)
Miss Jajini Varghese
FRCS (Plast) PhD

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