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  • Advert number: 316346-0
  • Posted Date: 02/11/12
  • Closing Date: 07/12/12

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Bringing to life the best in women’s health care

Specialty Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology – 2012/13 Recruitment

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is coordinating the recruitment process for training posts in obstetrics and gynaecology for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This is an exciting opportunity to enter an innovative specialty offering many career pathways and opportunities. The national recruitment process has been in place since 2007, and we are pleased to invite applications to posts in all areas across the United Kingdom.

We are very pleased to invite applications (via the ‘ObsJobs’ system) for numbered ST posts, in the following deaneries/countries:-

 East Midlands




 East of England

 North Western






 West Midlands


 Northern Ireland

 South West Peninsula

 Yorkshire and the Humber

To apply – Applicants are invited to apply via the RCOG web based application service ( This site will be open for applications to Round One from midday on Friday 23rd November 2012. The closing date for applications will be Friday 7th December 2012 (midday). All applications must be submitted using the online system and no applications will be accepted after the specified closing time. Interviews will take place from 14th January 2013 to 22nd February 2013. First offers of posts will be made by Friday 1st March 2013, and the appointments process will be completed by April/May 2013.


For further details, please in the first instance go to the recruitment website at

You are eligible to be considered for specialty training in round 1if a) you are a UK or EEA national; or b) you are a non-UK or non-EEA national and your immigration status allows you to work without restriction in the UK (for example, if you have Tier 1 or dependant status, and no restriction against working as a doctor or dentist in training); or c) you are a non-UK or non-EEA national; you graduated from a UK medical or dental school; your immigration status currently entitles you to work in the foundation programme; and where you would have been eligible previously for Tier 1 (PSW). You will need to apply for Tier 2 sponsorship, but you will be exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) in this instance.

In sum, this means that if you are subject to the RLMT, you cannot be offered a post in recruitment round 1 (i.e. the round opening in November 2012), and should delay your application until round 2, in early 2013. Please note that there is unlikely to be a round 2 for O&G recruitment. For more details, please see the FAQ document available on the ObsJobs website. Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card, date stamped passport, and accompanying letter from the Home Office. Please visit for more information.