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Resources for Core Surgery Interviews

We understand the interview process can be a stressful one, and have developed some online resources to help prepare foundation doctors for the day.

Core surgery interview top tips

Watch our video below to find out more on how to prepare for your interview with general tips and advice from a variety of trainees and consultants. This video was captured at our annual Interview Skills Workshop, which takes place in London and Manchester.  Find out more about the workshop.


Health Education England - Core surgical training recruitment

Listen to Halima Chowe present information on the recruitment process from the perspective of Health Education England. Learn more about the three stations you will work through on the day; management, portfolio and clinical. 


Management and ethics 

Prepare yourself for the management and ethics station with this useful lecture. We've included information on the key elements; learning from mistakes, the WHO checklist, never events, clinical governance - and most importantly- coping with pressure. 


Affiliate Membership

If you would like additional support during this time, we recommend becoming an Affiliate Member. Doing so will enable you to access our careers support service, attend career-appropriate events and teaching sessions at a discounted rate or for no charge at all. To join us today, please visit our Membership page. Our Affiliate newsletter will keep you up to date with developments in surgery. 

Improving Surgical Training

We are working with Health Education England (HEE) to pilot a new run through surgical training programme in general surgery. The pilot will be competence-based, and hopes to achieve improvements in the quality of training, a better balance between service and training for trainees, and professionalisation of the role of the surgical trainers. It will also seek to develop members of the team from other professional backgrounds to work alongside surgical trainees to improve patient care. Further information is available on our dedicated Improving Surgical Training webpages.

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