High Yield for AFP Success

Started on January 1, 1970

For the past 5 consecutive years, High Yield for AFP Success has been the UK’s only evidence-based national teaching programme for the Academic Foundation Programme, delivered by top academic clinicians in the UK, with 100s of successful candidates, ranking top 10 in competitive regions, including London and Oxbridge. One of our last year’s candidates scored 100% in the interview! Our outcomes have been presented at the International Medical Education Conference (IMEC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and published in multiple peer-reviewed journals (Khajuria et al, 2017; Nadama et al, 2019; Lee et al, 2020), with Mr Khajuria being nominated for the UK ASME Young Medical Educator Award, Teaching Innovation and Excellence Prize and winning the Imperial Teaching Hero Award. Mr Khajuria was also invited as guest lecturer at Imperial College London to lecture on the AFP and has produced Youtube videos which have amassed roughly 40,000 views. We have also published the best-selling “AFP Secrets” Textbook that has sold over 300 copies, and thus have expertise in delivering the best content to our delegates.

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28569287

It’s aim is to provide prospective candidates with non-generic, high yield guidance with focus on the individual application components – advice on white space questions, interviews and sessions on critical appraisal, emergencies, portfolios and CV building. The unique aspect of this course is the focus on helping students develop strategies/frameworks for articulating their approach to common clinical scenarios as well as on how to provide succinct summaries on academic papers – the ‘high yield’ that will score points! We will also go through how to maximise your score in the white-space section and have mock interviews and Q&A sessions providing ample opportunities for prospective candidates to seek advice from the current academic clinicians. The teaching will be delivered by successful AFP and ACF candidates from around the UK who have a track record of excellence, prizes and publications in high impact journals including Lancet and Annals of Surgery.

Other unique features:

  • Comprehensive delegate pack with past stations and model answers (one of our abstracts in last year’s pack was the same as what students got in the real thing!)
  • 1:1 mock interviews
  • Guest speaker (past examiner)
  • White Space Editing Service (additional – see separate link)
  • High Yield advice from top scoring AFP candidates with track record of academic excellence
  • Multiple Q&A sessions
  • Critical appraisal workshop

Academic Foundation Programme (AFP) Secrets

Our course is supported by the best-selling “AFP Secrets” Textbook authored by our Founder and Chairman, Mr Ankur Khajuria. Some of the feedback from the book is below:

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What Our Students Say

CST Secrets was hands down the best prep course I attended.  It covered all the key topics and my actual management scenario was the same as what the CST Secrets team went through during the course. In fact, they covered pretty much most of the past stations. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this awesome course!

I would like to thank Mr Khajuria and the CST Secrets Team. I felt pretty unprepared for my CST interview until I used their frameworks and advice. These helped me smash the interview and rank top 10 in the UK and secure my first choice dream job! I cannot recommend the course enough to anyone considering CST.

High Yield for AFP Success Team

Mr Ankur Khajuria
BSc (Hons) MBBS (Dist.) AICSM FHEA FRSPH MRCS (Eng) MAcadMEd. MSc (Oxon.)

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