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ST3 Recruitment

Welcome to the ST3 Recruitment website!

For all specialties participating in coordinated ST3 recruitment in 2014 (listed here), all information regarding the recruitment process from the very start to the very finish is included within this website.

ST3 posts within these specialties in England, Scotland & Wales will be entered into the ST3 recruitment process described on this website.

As in previous years, ST3 recruitment will be managed and coordinated by the Royal College of Physicians specialty recruitment office (RCP-SRO), in conjunction with the JRCPTB, as has been the case since 2009.

At the current time, specialties and deaneries/LETBs are discussing 2014 recruitment, including factors such as vacancy numbers, interview dates, recruitment methods, etc.

As this information is confirmed, we will publish it to this website.

2014 ST3 recruitment

Applications for the first round of recruitment to 2014 ST3 posts will open at 10am (UK time) on Tuesday 11 February 2014; all must be submitted by 5pm (UK time) on Wednesday 5 March 2014 (please note this has been extended from the original date Monday 3 March 2014).

(See the dates & posts section of this website for a full timeline.)


Due to the large amount of information held within this site, paragraph 'sliders' have been employed in many areas to allow this to be better presented.

Wherever a slider  ‹ header ›  is shown, click on it to reveal the hidden text (as you just have, and as below:)

Information on each participating specialty and deanery can be found within the specialties and deaneries/LETBs sections of the site.

The dates/posts section of this website contains information on the overall recruitment timeline; the numbers of post vacancies in each specialty and deanery/LETB; and the dates on which interviews will be held for each specialty.

Information to check before you begin an application includes ensuring you are eligible for any specialty programmes to which you are considering applying - via the am I eligible? section.

Please also familiarise yourself with the recruitment process, through the how do I apply? section.

Each page/section of the application form will have its own dedicated page within the application form section; including details of the application form scoring criteria.

If you are found to be eligible, and your application scores highly enough, you will progress to interview; if you are successful at interview, you will potentially receive a post offer and employment.

Should you be unable to find the information you are seeking, and/or you have a question relating to ST3 recruitment, you may find the solution in the FAQs section of the website.

The most common queries received by the RCP-SRO on ST3 recruitment have been added here, and grouped into particular categories for ease of use (eg eligibility, application, interview, etc.)

Should you wish to contact any of the deaneries involved in ST3 recruitment - or any other body - please visit the contacts section of the site.

Applicants' guide

The RCP-SRO publishes a summary applicants' guide, overviewing all areas of the recruitment/application process.

The updated 2014 version of this guide has been published, and can be downloaded from the left-hand side of this webpage (pdf, 607kb).


If you cannot find an answer to a question, the RCP-SRO runs an email helpdesk which can be contacted with any queries relating to ST3 recruitment.

The RCP-SRO will respond to all queries within two working days (ie excluding bank holidays and weekends), although typically, responses will be sent much more quickly.

To contact the helpdesk, please send an email to

Any important announcements will be added to this website and noted in the news section, as well as being announced on our twitter feed; please click either the link or the twitter button (above left) to access our feed and follow us there.


Best wishes, and good luck with your application(s),


Professor Bill Burr
RCP-SRO clinical lead & JRCPTB medical director

Dr Gillian Dilke-Wing
ST3 recruitment clinical lead

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