Trauma & orthopaedics ST3 interview course

Date: 13/02/2021
Location: Prospero House, London

Available spaces: spaces left for: Lectures and observer place on a full interview circuit and lectures only

Trauma & orthopaedics ST3 interview course


Course Convenors: Professor John Skinner, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, RNOH and Mr Shiraz Sabah, Specialist Registrar, Stanmore Rotation

This course is designed for candidates applying for trauma & orthopaedics ST3 posts in the coming year. Applicants will have the opportunity to complete a mock interview circuit, under exam conditions. The lecture programme will provide a whizz-through of the interview process and teach strategies for doing well at each station. As part of the interview circuit, we include a dry-bone station to test your technical skills and round the course off with an extensive ‘Q&A’ session. You will have opportunities throughout the day to put questions to our faculty of senior consultants and recent appointments.

Candidates will be assigned into groups of 2 and will rotate in their pairs between the lecture and mock interview sessions in the morning and afternoon.

The quickest way to register and confirm your place is to book online by credit or debit card. In order for you to register online you will need to become a member of ORUK, please follow this link: link.oruk.org/register.asp

We accept cheques, please ensure you attach an accompanying registration form. Cheques are to be made payable to “Orthopaedic Research UK” and posted to the address detailed on the registration form.

You can also pay by direct bank transfer, our transfer details are listed on the registration form. Please ensure you also complete and return a registration form if you are paying by direct bank transfer.

Registration form

Registration fee:

Lectures and interview circuit: £200

Lectures and observer place on a full interview circuit: £150

Lectures only: £100

Please contact the events team via email: events@oruk.org  or telephone: +44 (0)20 7307 3011 if you have any further queries

Venue address

Prospero House,

241 Borough High St,




By tube:

Borough tube station is located on the Northern line. Exit the station and go directly across the road. Turn right on the other side, go past Starbucks and Prospero House is the large red building next door to Starbucks.


By train:

By train, London Bridge mainline or underground stations – Northern or Jubilee Line. Turn left out of station. go towards London Bridge and turn south (left) and walk along Borough High Street. Continue past Borough Station and Prospero House is next-door to Starbucks.


Car parking:

There are two public car parks nearby: One on Kipling Street, and the other on Trinity Street, both approximately 5 minutes walk from Prospero House. Alternative short term parking is also available in Avon Close which is to the rear of the venue. Please remember that the venue sits within the congestion charge zone – for further information visit www.cclondon.com

Mr Shiraz Sabah, Specialist Registrar, Stanmore Rotation

Mr Shiraz Sabah graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2010, with a 1st class BSc in surgery & anaesthesia. He was an academic foundation trainee in north west thames and undertook core surgical training in London. Shiraz has authored more than 20 scientific papers and 50 conference abstracts. His research interests include the use of ‘big data’ in orthopaedics and understanding why hip replacements fail. He is an enthusiastic teacher, regularly lecturing at UCL and supervising BSc students.

Professor John Skinner, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, RNOH

Prof Skinner qualified at King’s College Hospital School of Medicine in 1988. He trained in Norwich and London. He was appointed a senior lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics in 1999 and also a consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. His surgical practice is divided between bone and soft tissue tumours and hip and knee surgery. He has a large practice in revision joint replacements. His research interests have included DVT prevention, aspects of reconstruction and implant design after tumour surgery. He chairs the Joint BOA, NJR, BHS and MHRA committee advising on aspects of metal bearing hips; and has been the advisor to the British Hip Society and the BOA on metal hips for the last 5 years. He is a co-director of the London Implant Retrieval Centre. He is a past president of the British Hip Society. In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious ABC travelling fellowship to the United States of America. At the RNOH Stanmore he chairs the Infection Control Committee and the Medical Staff Committee.

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