DownloadsST3 applicants guide 2013 R1
Welcome to the ST3 recruitment website!
For the 16 specialties participating in coordinated ST3 recruitment in 2013 (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), as has been the case since 2009, in conjunction with the JRCPTB.
Applications for ST3 will open at 9am (UK time) on Thursday 28 February 2013, and can be completed and submitted through the system accessed via this webpage.
The deadline for submission of applications (in round 1) is 1pm (UK time) on Wednesday 20 March 2013.
‹ Navigating the ST3 website (click here for info) ›
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).
‹ Specialties & deaneries/UoAs ›
‹ Timeline, interview dates, post numbers ›
‹ Recruitment models ›
In addition to the above, an important point to consider is that of the recruitment model being employed by any specialty(ies) to which you are considering applying.
You may only make a maximum of one application to each specialty, but there is variation in how recruitment is organised by each specialty.
In some specialties you will apply to the deanery in which you wish to train, while applications to other specialties are made nationally to a lead deanery who organise and manage recruitment on behalf of all other deaneries.
‹ Before applying ›
‹ Making an application to ST3 ›
‹ After applying ›
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.
‹ Further information ›
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 (eligibility, application, interview, etc.)
Should you wish to contact any of the deaneries/UoAs involved in ST3 recruitment - or any other body - please visit the contacts section of the site.
The RCP-SRO has produced a summary applicants' guide, examining all areas of the recruitment/application process and giving a brief overview throughout.
This guide can be downloaded (free) from the left-hand menu of this webpage; the guide is a PDF document, of 719kb in size.
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 48 hours (excluding bank holidays and weekends), although typically responses will be sent much more quickly than this.
To contact the helpdesk, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Liz Berkin
ST3 recruitment clinical lead & JRCPTB deputy medical director
2013 ST3 application system
2013 ST3 candidate survey - interview/offers
Ahead of the upcoming 2013 ST3 recruitment round 2, and following some recent queries received from candidates, we have published some...
Following earlier feedback sought, the RCP-SRO has launched a survey based around the interview/offers period of the 2013 ST3...
As 2013 round 1 ST3 interviews draw to a close, scores for all deaneries/UoAs and specialties are being compiled. As each specialty's...