The Orthopaedic ST3 interviews 2023 was conducted online between the 6th and 9th March. The interviews have been in this format since 2021. The interview is 30 minutes long and made up of 3 x 10 minute sections.

The three sections of the Orthopaedic ST3 interviews 2023 were as follows:

Portfolio station

  • This section focuses on your career and experience to date


  • This section tests your clinical knowledge and clinical anatomy
  • You will be given one or more scenarios and asked questions about the assessment, investigation and management of the case in question

Prioritisation –

  • This section involves a handover and list planning exercise – this typically simulates an evening handover where you roleplay as the incoming night registrar with several patients from the day on call that need review and organising for the following days trauma list

For more information about each station and how to maximise your score as well as example interview questions sign up to our question bank.

Please note: the information above is based on the T&O ST3 Applicant’s Handbook and our experience of previous year’s selection rounds but is all subject to change. 

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