ST3 Orthopaedic Interview Knowledge Course


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ST3 Orthopaedic Interview Knowledge CourseNovember 2017, Bristol

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Here at ST3 Ortho Interview we know that getting started with ST3 Orthopaedic Interview preparation can be tricky and knowing where to start is tough.

For candidates applying to ST3 trauma and orthopaedic specialty training gin the UK our ST3 Orthopaedic Interview Knowledge Course is based on the popular lectures featured in the Mock Interview Course and is designed to kickstart your interview preparation this side of the Christmas break.

Our ST3 Orthopaedic Interview Knowledge Course features a comprehensive overview of the application process, tips from last year's successful candidates, evidence-based revision of core clinical and anatomy topics together with guides to each individual station and hands-on technical skills tutorials.

The course is lecture-based with focused near-to-peer teaching and interactive group discussion. A brasserie lunch and refreshments together with free high-speed Wi-Fi and pens, pads and sweets will keep you going throughout the day.

This isn't just an interview lecture course and will prepare you for life as a junior orthopaedic registrar.


Lectures and Small-Groups to Kickstart Your Revision

FEATURES
Understand the application process, how to score maximum marks and how to deal with any scenario
Portfolio, Interactive, Clinical, Technical and Presentation stations covered in detail
Orthopaedic anatomy and evidence-based clinical management
Common topics and themes covered
Complete guide to improving communication skills from experienced comm skills tutors
Portfolio preparation and application in details
Key papers, resources and syllabus for effective preparation
Top tips from last year's successful candidates
Technical skills practical session with demos and playtime


Course Programme

Our ST3 Ortho Interview Knowledge Course will begin at 0930 in November. The programme will feature lectures containing the latest evidence-based clinical information and interactive demonstrations of interview stations to give you an idea of what differentiates the very best candidates.

A full lunch is included as are refreshments throughout the day, high-speed Wi-Fi and pens and pads for you to take notes.

TIMETABLE

0900-0930 Coffee & Registration

0930-1000 Interview Overview and Key Tips
1000-1045 Portfolio and Application – Lecture and Small Groups
1040-1100 Presentation, Case Prioritisation and Handover – Lecture and small groups

1100-1115 Coffee

1115-1200 Interactive and Communication Station - Improving your Comm Skills
1200-1215 Technical Skills 1. – Overview
1215-1315 Technical Skills 2. – Demos, Videos and Play Time

1315-1400 Lunch

1400-1415 Clinical Station 1. – Introduction, Principles and Overview
1415-1500 Clinical Station 2. – Upper Limb Anatomy and Cases in Small Groups

1500-1515 Coffee

1515-1600 Clinical Station 3. – Spine and Lower Limb Anatomy and Cases in Small Groups

1600-1630 Final Discussion and Home Time


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The Venue

Our ST3 Ortho Interview Knowledge Course is held in the scenic Engineers' House, Clifton Village, Bristol. Engineers' House is located near to Clifton Suspension Bridge and is a 10 minutes taxi ride or 20 minute bus ride from Bristol Temple Meads station.

The venue is a 2 minute walk from Clifton Village where you will find an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and boutiques as well as useful high street shops.

Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Observatory and the famous Clifton downs are all within 3 minutes walk of Engineers House and a perfect place to escape to at the end of the ST3 Orthopaedic Interview course.

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Getting To The ST3 Ortho Interview Knowledge Course

Rail
The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads, a 10 minute taxi journey from Engineers’ House. Get the bus for £1.50 (see below) from the station to Clifton Village.

Taxi
Taxi ranks can be found at the train station. When leaving Engineers’ House the on site team can book one for you. We advise booking ahead to avoid waiting when you depart.

Bus
The number 8 and 9 buses stop directly outside Engineer’s House every 10 minutes and depart from the city centre and Bristol Temple Meads train station.


FAQs

ST3 Ortho Interview Knowledge Course costs £367 (before early-bird discounts). This includes handouts, certificate, lunch and refreshments.
Anyone wishing to apply to ST3 T&O specialty training. This includes CT1/2 trainees, LATS and LASs.
Yes. CT1s have the added bonus of an extra year in which to act on feedback and improve their portfolios and interview technique.
The ST3 Ortho Interview Knowledge Course is held at the scenic Engineers' House Clifton Village, Bristol.
To provide group discussion and keep the lectures interactive spaces are limited so be sure to register early if you would like to attend.
Just yourself. Handouts will be provided on the day.

If you wish to bring a copy of your CV on paper or iPad there will be opportunities to have this reviewed by the faculty.
The course is more relaxed than the mock interview course and home clothes may be worn.
Lunch is included in the course fees. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day to keep you going.
Although it is not necessary to prepare for the course, the more you put in the more you will get out. Ensuring that you know the management of common orthopaedic emergencies and are familiar with your portfolio is a good start. The free materials and reading list found on this website should suffice.
ST3 Ortho Interview Knowledge Course is an annual course. However, if there is demand a further course may be organised in the New Year.
The course last the whole day from 0930-1630.
The course tutors are registrars with training numbers who have been through the selection process themselves. The near-to-peer method of teaching is utilised to ensure that topics covered are relevant to the coming interviews.
Communication skills tutors are on hand to help optimise your comm skills preparation.
Yes. For candidates attending the November Interview Weekend (Both Knowledge Course and Mock Interview Course) a discounted rate is available.
Yes. All candidates will be given access to the Online Knowledge Course component of our Online Interview Preparation System so that they can watched edited versions of the talks given, revise key topics covered and have their CVs analysed in their own time. This means that candidates can enjoy the day and re-revise key topics nearer the interviews.

Knowledge Course candidates also get priority booking on our extremely popular Mock Interview Course.
Hopefully most key details have been covered but if you have any questions ahead of registering for the course please contact us for more information.
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