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Welcome to the ultimate guide to ST3 Recruitment for T&O (Trauma and Orthopaedics) 2016 – 17! ST3 Success is here to guide you through everything you need to know, and everything you need to do to prepare for the orthopaedic interview process in 2016. We have the experience of previously successful candidates to guide and… Read More »

ST3 Trauma and Orthopaedic Recruitment 2017

ST3 T&O Trauma and Orthopaedics Recruitment 2017 is to be led by the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery.  Yorkshire and Humber Deanery have been leading the application process for several years now and have streamlined the process.  National recruitment is a checkbox process and it is essential that you read all of the information about the application process.… Read More »


ST3 T&O Recruitment 2016 timeline is as follows: It is essential to keep ontop of the dates and make sure you have everything prepared for the interview day.  Now is the time to start prepping your portfolio and getting everything sorted for the interview.  Come the 16th February you can concentrate on the application form.… Read More »

Cauda Equina Syndrome

The ST3 orthopaedic recruitment interview process is designed to ensure that when you become an ortho registrar / ST3 that you are likely to be safe.  Therefore it is expected that you should be able to deal with the diagnosis, assesment and management of orthopaedic emergencies.  Cauda Equina syndrome fits into the category.  It is a… Read More »

Upper Limb Approaches

Surgical approaches can frequently be asked about in the orthopaedic interview.  The approaches chosen tend to be those that any ortho trainee would have seen previously.  These questions are designed to test you performance under pressure and your application and understanding of clinical anatomy. If you have a good working knowledge of the anatomy of… Read More »

Hip Approaches

Approaches to the hip joint have been known to be asked in the past in the st3 orthopaedic recruitment rounds.  Its essential therefore to have a good working knowledge of them.  If you have not been fortunate enough to have exposure to all of the approaches prior to the ortho interview then fear not.  There… Read More »

How to perform a Carpal Tunnel Decompression

Carpal Tunnel Decompression is a nice simple short case that can form the bases of the clinical station or technical skill station in the interview.  It opens options for discussed about clinical symptoms & signs, the anatomy of the carpal tunnel, origins and insertions of the flexor retinaculum, contents of the carpal tunnel and anatomy of the median nerve.… Read More »

Presentation Skills

Everything you need to know You will be allocated a topic prior to the trauma and orthopaedics interview day and asked to prepare a short talk.  It is important to put the time in well in advance of the interview day and get your presentation fully prepared, including printing of any acetate overhead projection sheets… Read More »