CST Interviews

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Interview …
• Guaranteed!
… provided you meet essential criteria
• Email & SMS invitation to interview
• Book online - first come 1st served
• 20-31st January, Charing Cross Hotel, London
• Organise leave
Documentation
Provide originals PLUS ONE PHOTOCOPY
•Passport photographs (with name & GMC number on back)
•Passport*
•Proof of entitlement to work in the UK (if required)
•Portfolio (including Portfolio Checklist)
•GMC certificate from ‘My GMC’
•Proof of licence to practice.
•Primary qualification certificate
•Post-graduate qualification certificate (where applicable)
•‘Other’ qualifications (where applicable)
•Evidence of English Language skill (IELTS or equivalent if required)
•Proof of Foundation Competences ** (FACD 5.1/5.2, letter confirming
on track to complete F2 or alternative certificate)
•Proof of address
Documentation
• Interview time incorporates 30 minutes of
document checking
• Compile EARLY
• Use document checklist
• Outstanding documentation 5 days to provide:
– Originals presented in London
– Copies emailed
References
•3 Referees – clinical/undergraduate supervisors
within past 3 years
•National structured reference form
•Original signatures (not electronic)
•Hospital stamps
•Contact referees early
Interview format
• 40 minutes:
• 3 x 10 minute stations
– A Management
– B Portfolio
– C Clinical scenarios
• Up to 3 minutes break between stations
Management Station
• 2 scenarios
• 5 minutes each
• Both presented within the station
– Difficult scenarios
– Clinical governance
– Risk identification/management
Portfolio Station
• Presentation & organisational skills
– Portfolio Checklist
• MUST evidence all achievements/qualifications made on
application form
– Failure/inability to evidence, may be treated as probity
issue with GMC
• Evidence of how you fulfill personal specification
Portfolio Station
• Relevant extracts from e-portfolio
– MSF, Mini-CEX, CBD, Supervisor reports
• Do not include patient identifiable
information
Don’t forget to collect afterwards!
Clinical Scenarios
• 2 scenarios
– 1st presented during 3 minute break
– 2nd presented during station
• 5 minutes each
• Think on feet …
Sub-preferencing
• Combined with interview scores will determine
offered deanery
• Review individual deanery pages regarding
programme details (information varies between
deaneries)
• Closes 19th February
Sub-preferencing
• Via UK offers portal
• Deaneries in order of preference
• Consider:
– Themed programmes
– Hospital mix
• teaching hospitals
• research opportunities
– Geography/personal interests
– GMC survey results
– Outcome for ST3/exit exams
CST - Northern Deanery
• Themed programme
• Large, varied geographical area
• Diverse population
• Varied hospital practice
• Incorporates several teaching/university hospitals
CST - Northern Deanery
• GMC surveys consistently high(est) scoring trainee
satisfaction, supervision, feedback & induction
• Higher training posts secured
» 2012 = 23/35; 2013 = 19/37
• Newcastle Surgical Training Centre (Freeman)
• Regional CST Teaching
• Lead Employment Trust
Resources
www.surgeryrecruitment.nhs.uk/downloads
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Personal specification
Applicant Guide
Interview Document Checklist
Reference Form
Portfolio Checklist
Portfolio Guidance for Applicants
Resources
• Senior colleagues!
Good luck!

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