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Operating Theatre

Surgical Portfolio Course

A comprehensive 1-day online course focusing on helping candidates achieve the highest self-assessment scores for Core Surgical Training (CST) and ST3 applications to competitive surgical subspecialties. Taught by a previous applicant who has ranked first in the country for CST.

Next Course -  October 2024 

Price - £100 

Suitable for Medical Students, Foundation Doctors, Core Trainees and IMGs.


Tailored portfolio advice provided for all surgical subspecialties including General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, T&O, ENT, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology and Academic Surgery.

All attendees will have access to the ENT Insights community, enabling them to collaborate with and receive shared resources from other prospective candidates.

Candidates who book onto the Surgical Portfolio Course will be eligible for a 10% discount on the Core Surgical Training Interview Course.

Self Assessment

CST/ ST3 Self Assessment

Focused lectures detailing the latest self-assessment scoring requirements for CST and  ST3 applications. Areas covered include:

  • Commitment to Surgery

  • Quality Improvement/Clinical Audit

  • Presentations and Publications

  • Teaching Experience

  • Training and Teaching Qualifications

  • Index Procedures

  • Operative Experience and Surgical Logbook

High Score

How to Achieve Top Scores

The Surgical Insights team know how to achieve the highest self-assessment scores at CST/ST3 applications. We strongly believe 'working smarter, not harder' is the key to success.


We will detail how to achieve the top scores of the self-assessment with useful portfolio tips and examples.


Our faculty have some of the highest portfolio scores in the country and as a result have all achieved their first choice training posts. 


1:1 Surgical Portfolio Review

You will have the opportunity to share your Surgical Portfolio and CV in advance of the course. You will receive personalised feedback and improvement strategies from a member of the Surgical Insights team to further develop and achieve the top portfolio scores.

We will create a personalised development plan for you to work on, taking into account your experience and the time available untill the next round of applications.

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