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Welcome to ST3 Interview – ‘Success in Trauma & Orthopaedics’

Based on frequent interview topics QUESTION BANK: Taking you through each step of the process. INTERVIEW TIMELINE Top-tips on excelling in each station INTERVIEW STATIONS Videos of core interview procedures PRACTICAL SKILLS VIDEOS About us Sign-up

Interview Process 2023

We are aware that interviews will continue to be over an online platform this coming year

This website is your one stop shop to maximising your performance in the entire process, including:

-Knowledge bank on common clinical scenarios and anatomy with 550+ of questions

-How to tackle the prioritisation station with example questions to practice

-How to tackle the portfolio station

-Mock interview

-How to come across best in an online interview and what to expect

-Detailed review on changes made this year

-Knowledge course

-free webinar with every sign up

What we offer

Exclusive website access – £110


  • Free live Zoom webinar + Q&A on how to start preparation 11/12/2022 – recorded for later viewing
  • Question bank with 550+ questions on all aspects of the interview, how to prepare for the entire process, and procedural video tutorials

The ST3 special – £549.99


  • Free live Zoom webinar + Q&A – 11/12/2022
  • Mock interview course with individual feedback – 28/01/2023
  • Online interactive knowledge course – 29/01/2023 – recorded
  • Question bank with 550+ questions on all aspects of the interview, how to prepare for the whole process and procedural video tutorials

Sample our Online content

I would divide my management plan into early management and surgical management.

In the acute setting, there are several early management interventions to consider:
– After reduction, an above-knee backslab will immobilise the limb and provide comfort, stability and rest for the soft tissues. It also allows for repeated neurovascular examinations.
– I would immobilised the knee in 20° of flexion as this prevents posterior subluxation of the tibia.
– Post-reduction X-rays and neurovascular examinations are vital.
– I would perform an ABPI – if this was >0.9, I would monitor with serial examinations
– If it was <0.9, I would obtain a CT angiogram and have an early discussion with vascular surgeons
– I would consider application of an external fixator if there was: a) vascular injury b) gross instability.

In the longer-term, important factors influence surgical management:

– I would also arrange an MRI to assess for bone and soft tissues injuries and also for potential surgical planning.
– Ongoing surgical treatment should ideally be performed by knee surgeon familiar with multi-ligament injuries
– Non-operative management results in inferior outcomes
– Regarding timing, there is increasingly a consensus that early surgery should be performed (within 2–3 weeks)
– A staged approach is still the practice of some authors, opting to reconstruct the PCL ± medial and lateral structures acutely and the ACL later

Septic arthritis is joint sepsis caused by pathogens invading the joint via direct or haematogenous routes, in contrast to reactive arthritis where there is an immunological response to pathogens.

Yes, the Allman Classification with Neer’s Modification. This broadly classifies the fracture according to their location on the clavicle. Group 1 are middle third fractures and are the most common, Group 2 are lateral third fractures and can be subdivided as per Neer’s classification, and Group 3 are medial third fractures.

(We are aware this year interviews will be held online and you will not be required to perform technical skills. Interviewers may still ask about procedural knowledge in the clinical station and therefore learning key steps is still essential for the interview and for your practice).

About us

Why we are here

There are many great applicants out there. Many are of excellent quality and are good enough to be an orthopedic registrar, but fail to tackle the interview process successfully or are simply unlucky. We want to share with you our extremely successful approaches and strategies in order to maximize your chances in the application process.


Survey monkey feedback


ST3interview Mock interview 2021 & 2022:

“Really smoothly run, excellent examiners with very useful tips and all willing to go the extra mile.”

“Examiners were very good and made it seem like a real life interview. Feedback was enlightening.”

“Absolutely brilliant course.”

“I found it the most useful course by far.”

“I can’t be grateful enough to Sam who helped me along the way with the one-to-one interview.”

ST3interview Knowledge course 2021 & 2022:

“Sam and Ash are geniuses! Really good tips, keen to teach and really motivating. Thanks so much!” 

“Excellent breadth of knowledge and variations covered in the knowledge”

“Excellent direction and knowledge from the Sam and Ash, as always.”

ST3interview website question bank 2021 & 2022:

The website was extremely helpful, it covered all the high yield topics and gave good interview answers from which to base our own answers off.

“The website was extremely helpful”

Who we are

This fantastic course and knowledge bank has been successfully run by Ash Kalraiya and Sam Nahas every year since 2015. They both achieved their first choice jobs after securing the number 1 ST3 interview rank in the country and a top 25 spot between them. Ash has since left medicine to pursue a very successful career with his own company and Sam has a job lined up as a Trauma & Orthopaedic consultant in Reading.

In 2021, they were joined by Nadia Pakroo and Max Little – both of whom attended the course before their interviews and went on to achieve 5th and top 30 ranks between them. This landed them their first choice jobs and gave them the desire to help others as Sam and Ash had helped them. They both got their first choice jobs and are now registrars on the North West Thames (Imperial) training programme. We have all been motivated by seeing great candidates get their jobs using our techniques and strategies. Our goal is to give you a comprehensive preparation for the whole process of application and interview. We will leave no stone unturned in helping you to prepare!