The Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Registrar interviews in the UK are held at the end of April over 3 to 4 days and for the last few years have been held at the Leeds United Football Stadium.

There are normally upwards of 300 people interviewed over the week and you will have the opportunity to pick which time slot you want on a first come first serve basis. The interviews are done in circuits of 5 stations each lasting 15 minutes and run in a similar format to MRCS examinations (Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons) or OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations).

The stations are as follows

  • Portfolio station
  • Clinical
  • Interactive (communication skills)
  • Technical skills
  • Presentation and list planning

For the relative weighting of points for each station see Scoring System.

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

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