Royal College Of Physicians
- Address :
- 11 St Andrews Place
- Regent's Park
- NW1 4LE
Coordinating recruitment to CT1 posts in core medical training (CMT) and acute care common stem (medicine) [ACCS-AM] for all deaneries/trusts in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales in 2013.
The RCP-SRO is based at the RCP London, and works in conjunction with the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB).
Since 2008, the RCP-SRO has been responsible for coordinating recruitment to CT1-level posts in CMT, and (since 2012) ACCS-AM Programmes. The recruitment process developed has:
- been well-received by trainees, consultants and deanery recruitment staff
- been efficient, transparent and fair
- achieved very high fill rates allied to accurate matching of deanery posts and applicant preferences
Since the scheme's inception, over 99% of CMT CT1 posts made available via the RCP-SRO process have been filled. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 over 90% of candidates were offered an interview at their first-choice deanery preference; and of all candidates who received a post offer, the proportion receiving an offer from their first-choice preference was 92% in all three years.
Experienced clinicians lead the recruitment team, and the RCP-SRO is guided by a project steering group representing all CT1 recruitment ‘stakeholders' - including Foundation trainees, higher trainees, clinical leads and deanery recruitment staff.
Recruitment timetables for 2013Weds 7 Nov 2012 CT1 advertisements published (via www.nhsjobs.uk)
Thurs 15 Nov 2012 (9am) application form opens (accessed via www.ct1recruitment.org.uk)
Weds 5 Dec 2012 (1pm) deadline for submission of applications
Mon 21 Jan – Fri 15 Feb 2013 interviews held
late January onwards offers sent out
In the initial period of recruitment, the RCP-SRO will organise recruitment to all 2013 CMT and ACCS-AM CT1 posts in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. A second round of CT1 recruitment will be held later in the year (spring-summer 2013) for any posts not filled in round 1, plus any newly-arising vacancies. The RCP-SRO also co-ordinates recruitment to a numbers of specialty posts at ST3-level. Visit: www.st3recruitment.org.uk for more information.
Dr Emma Vaux CMT clinical lead/JRCPTB associate medical director
Dr Liz Berkin RCP-SRO clinical lead/JRCPTB deputy medical director
Professor Bill Burr RCP-SRO clinical lead/JRCPTB medical director
Candidates will then complete and submit an application form (between Thurs 15 Nov and Weds 5 Dec). All applications will then be longlisted and short-listed (checked against eligibility criteria, and scored according to content respectively); deaneries will then invite candidates to interview.
At interview, all candidates will be scored on their performance over six areas, by six independent clinicians; scores will then be compiled to give each candidate an overall performance score. Deaneries will then make offers to candidates on the basis of their overall score.
The CT1 website includes all necessary information on demonstrating eligibility; accessing, completing and submitting an application form; interview preparation; and all different stages of the recruitment process, contact details for all parties, FAQs, deanery information, etc. Please visit www.ct1recruitment.org.uk
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