Smashing The Core Surgical Training Interview: A Holistic guide to becoming a surgeon

by Anokha Joseph

Smashing Core Surgical Training Interviews is a crucial roadmap through the highly competitive world of surgery, written by previous Core Surgical Training National Recruitment panel members. It provides a realistic understanding of what is expected on the interview day and how best to prepare for it.

This is the perfect preparation guide for any medical student or junior doctor with a serious desire to launch a career in surgery in the United Kingdom by smashing the Core Surgical Training interviews.

It covers all aspects of the interview, including how to prepare the portfolio, virtual interview etiquette, and post-interview considerations.

This book contains:

    • More than 35 clinical scenarios and more than 15 management scenarios with model answers.
    • Model frameworks for structuring answers.
    • Information covering real-life struggles, including how to maximise opportunities as a medical student, how to publish, and how to decide whether to take an F3 year.
    • Insights into the diverse world of modern surgery, including women in surgery, LGBTQ issues, dyslexia and neurodiversity, and challenges faced by ethnic minorities.
    • A framework for international medical graduates planning surgical careers.

“This book has been written to help those taking the step up from medical student or Foundation doctor to the first rungs on a surgical career ladder. In addition to some very useful hints and tips, this book touches on topics for which there is often little signposting.” Fiona Myint, FRCS, MA (Clin Ed), LLM, SFHEA, Consultant Vascular Surgeon,Vice-President, Royal College of Surgeons of England

“The editors have put together a wonderful group of surgical educators to write this practical and easy-to-read book that is filled with useful pearls for prospective surgical training applicants. It directly addresses feelings of imposter syndrome and stereotype threat.” Roy Phitayakorn, MD MHPE FACS, General and Endocrine Surgeon, Vice Chair of Education, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

“Surgery is the best job ever! Becoming a surgeon however requires technical skill, common sense and grit. If you know what’s ahead (from this book) you are more likely to achieve your goal to become a Master Surgeon.” Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS, Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at University Hospital, Assistant Dean at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School