Trauma & Ortho.
Access both key trauma & ortho interview questions at ST3 level and generic interview questions for higher specialist training
£35.00 for 3 months access
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ST3 Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Interview Skills for just £35.

The perfect companion for your ST3-level Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Interview, you'll have 3 months unlimited access to this fantastic resource including:


- Over 70 commonly-asked questions, including comprehensive advice and guidance on answering each question with confidence
- Over 25 questions specific to ST3 Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery interviews, written by interview panel members who know exactly what you need to say to secure the job
- eLecture series:
o Interview preparation
o Body language and communication skills
o Writing the perfect medical CV
o Clinical governance
o NHS hot topics
o Finance
o Management
o Leadership
o Resolving conflict
o Research and working abroad

Sample Question

ST3 Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Interview


Why do you want to train in Orthopaedics?


This is a difficult yet easy question to answer. There is no right or wrong answer, but it is almost inevitable that this and/or the next question will be asked. It is like asking why some people like one colour and others don’t. So you must have a list of personal reasons for deciding on a career in orthopaedics. It doesn’t really matter what they are, as long as they make sense to you, are sensible and you try and avoid clichés. So it is good to say you enjoy the technical side of the work, with instrumentation and mechanics etc or that you enjoy the fact that in this specialty, most of our work is about taking injured or disabled people and improving their life in a major way quite rapidly. Avoid saying things such as “because it is easier to get in to than cardiology” or “ because I want world peace and to help fluffy animals”. If you are genuine about the reasons, it will come across to the interviewer. It is trying to find out about your personal motivation and understanding of the specialty. Try and find a unique reason for you answer, to make your response stand out.