Core Surgical Training Interview Preparation (2021)

15th February 2021


The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh invites foundation trainees to take part in an online evening of talks to help you prepare for your core surgical training interviews. The evening will kick off with an introduction from RCSEd President, Professor Michael Griffin. This will be followed by talks covering the 2021 CST selection process, an introduction to core surgical training, how to succeed in the core surgical interview and the evening will finish with an example interview.


Our panellists include:

  • Professor S Michael Griffin OBE - RCSEd President

  • Mr Michael Silva - TPD for Higher Surgical Training (Gen Surg) HETV and Director of the RCSEd Regional Surgical Advisory Network

  • Mr Stuart Clark - RCSEd Council Member

  • Mr James Gilbert - Core Trainee TPD Oxford

  • Mr Abbas See - Core Trainee

  • Miss Katie Hurst - Speciality Trainee

  • Mr Joel Ward - Core Trainee

  • Miss Jihene Elkafsi - Consultant Surgeon

  • Mr Giles Bond-Smith - RCSEd Regional Surgical Advisor - Oxford


17:00 - 17:05 Welcome and introduction
17:05 - 17:25 The 2021 CST selection process
17:25 - 17:40 An introduction to core surgical training
17:40 – 17:50 Trainee's interview experience
17:50 - 18:05 Interview tips
18:05 - 18:20 Example interview
18:20 - 18:30 Q & A


CPD will not be awarded for attendance at this event.

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