Courses, Companions & Questions for ST3 Plastic Surgery Interview

Mar 6, 2022 2 min read
Courses, Companions & Questions for ST3 Plastic Surgery Interview

A guide to Plastic Surgery courses, companions, and questions for your upcoming ST3 plastic surgery interview.


1.  The Plastics Interview

thePlasticsInterview is a 360° companion to the plastic surgery interview. It is designed specifically for plastic surgery residency & ST3 interviews. The goal is to help you rank number 1 in your interview with over 100 questions.

This interview course and companion is used by an international cohort of future plastic surgery trainees. It is popular in the UK, USA, Europe, and Australia. Every year it is updated to reflect the ever-changing plastic surgery interview landscape.

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Plastic Surgery Interview Question Companion


2. Other Plastic Surgery Resources

The best way to prepare for your plastic surgery residency interviews is by practice, practice, practice. In addition to thePlasticsInterview, there is a large number of resources out there to give you insight into the process and the best ways to prepare.

Here are a few that will help you in your interview preparation

  1. Medibuddy Interview Prep Questions
  2. Secrets of the Plastic Surgery Interview - Book on Amazon!
  3. Performing in the ST3 Interview - Couurse by Surgical Art
  4. PLASTA Webinars (announced at later dates on their Twitter) - free!
  5. High-Yield UK - expensive course!


3. Interview Publications

The best way to prepare for your plastic surgery residency interviews is by an evidence-based approach. There is a large number of publications out there to give you insight into the process and the best ways to prepare.

Here are a few that will help you in your interview preparation

  1. How to get an ST3 national training number in plastic surgery
  2. Dissection of plastic surgery national selection


4. Institutions or Interview Societies

As expected, there are a number of governing bodies out there that will provide you with formal guidance for your upcoming plastic surgery interview. It's best to find out about your regional or national training body as they will have all the relevant dates and information.

Here are a few important groups (depending on what location you are applying to).  

  1. Oriels
  2. NHS Specialty Recruitment Plans


5. Yourself thinking like a future Plastic Surgeon

Don't get too distracted by all these amazing plastic surgery interview residency resources. Whilst a lot of them can be helpful as a companion, it is very important that you believe in yourself as a plastic surgeon.

You must have confidence in your preparation.

Hope these plastic surgery interview resources can guide you in the right direction.

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