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Oncology ST4 Interview Resources

Welcome to OptimiseOncology

Your one-stop resource for everything you need for your Oncology  ST4 interview.

The OptimiseOncology Interview course will be on Saturday 10th February 2025.

We cover everything you need to know to ace your virtual interview (just ask your own Oncology Registrar- the odds are they’re OI alumni!)

And we’ve upgraded the package for 2024- now it’s so much more than just a Course (for the same price!)

  • Build your foundation with the Knowledge Updates (learn the essential facts and figures for Interview).
  • Then hear from top ranking predecessors in the Tips and Tricks section.
  • Finally work through our Mock Station Answer/Feedback videos and Vignettes to test yourself before your own full Mock Circuit with a Registrar on the 10th.

So sign up today and let us help you every step of your way to ST4 success!

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Oncology Competition Ratios and Shortlist Cut-off

We have compiled these figures using data directly from the PHST recruitment website.
The table shows how the applicant number for your Speciality has changed over the last 8 years and crucially an idea of your competition ratio.
The graph shows the shortlist score distribution for all applying in Rd 1 last year.
We have also tried to work out an approximate shortlist score cut-off based on the number of people who had an interview.
These numbers are derived from estimates and so should just be a guide.


Happy students!

Hear from last year’s interview course batch! We look forward to working with you.

I’ve been offered my first preference post.

Thank you to you, and the entire OI team for making this a reality for me.

Thank you so much . I literally owe my success to your team.

I got my first choice of West Yorkshire, as was very bound for to my son. 

OptimiseCardio 2023

I wanted to share some good news, I feel slightly overwhelmed with emotion but i just wanted to let you guys know I got full marks and ranked 7th in the country for Cardiology. Honestly the help you and all the team on the course gave was really invaluable and I’m so grateful for all the advice you guys have given me and honestly don’t think I could have done it without you. 

OptimiseCardio 2023

You guys are doing a fantastic job in polishing interview skills and giving the framework of how to answer each section, I would definitely recommend this interview course to my colleagues and it is worth every penny. Keep up the impressive work.

Optimise Cardio 22

I am so incredibly thankful for all the invaluable help. I didn’t get a London job last year and after applying the tips you guys told us, especially for the clinical station I got full marks across all stations and ranked 2nd in the country! Coming to NW Thames!

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Just to let you know I got full marks in my interview and ranked third nationally.

[…] is my top choice and […] so I’ll get a number there.

I wanted to thank you both again for the interview course […]. It made a huge difference and I greatly appreciate it

2021 Course Attendee

Many thanks for the comprehensive interview course and has gone a long way in helping me secure a NTN. It is much appreciated

2021 Course Attendee

I am pleased to share with you that I have been successful in securing an NTN in South East Midlands , which was my first preference region.

I must say that the interview mock course you guys organised was very helpful for preparation and better understanding of the structure of the interview.

2021 Course Attendee