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by Dr Chaminda Saranasuriya

Senior Surgical Registrar, (General Surgery) Monash Medical Centre , Melbourne, Australia

The surgical interview for admission to higher training is found to be quite challenging for most junior surgical residents.

Some say that not over preparing and memorising responses is best for interview technique, and an element of this is reasonable, however there are sections of the interview which the candidate may not have considered prior and may find quite daunting when confronted under pressure.

Here Dr Saransuria has collected a wide range of reading material that many have found useful in their interview preparation.

Below are summaries of the questions that were asked in the interview for admission to the Advanced Surgical training Course in General Surgery by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2002 and 2003. Included also are some tips from other sources and further related reading resources.

Cham's tips for interview preparation
Some other tips
Interview resources