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Scottish Medical Training

Scotland - the home of medical excellence

Specialty Recruitment

2020 Round 1: For August 2020 Start

Applications Open – Thursday 7 November 2019 (10am)

Applications Close – Thursday 28 November 2019 (4pm)

Apply for training in Scotland, with over 50 GMC-approved medical training specialties to choose from.

Explore our specialty programmes.


Shortage Occupation List Update

From 6 October 2019, all medical practitioners have been added to the Shortage Occupation List in the UK. This means that all medical practitioners are exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) and can apply for any specialty in any recruitment round, subject to eligibility, and will be considered for posts alongside UK/EU/EEA nationals and other settled workers. 

All applicants for specialty training must hold or be eligible to hold full registration with the GMC/GDC, and Applicants to Public Health will still be subject to the RLMT.

Full details can be found in the 2020 Applicants Guide.


Scotland Deanery - further information

Visit the Scotland Deanery website for more information on training in Scotland, policies and programme management.

Deanery: https://www.scotlanddeanery.nhs.scot/

Improving Surgical Training

Learn more about the new Improving Surgical Training (IST) pilot programme.