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Specialty Recruitment


The timeline for 2022 recruitmet will be published on the Key Dates page on the menu on the left at the beginning of October 2021. 

MDRS recently held a webinar on 2022 recruitment. A recording of this can be found on the MDRS website




Adverts for Round 3, for posts commencing February 2022 will be published on 14th July 2021.  

Applications open 10am Tuesday 27th July 2021 and close 1600 Thursday 17th August 2021, and can be made via the Oriel recruitment portal.

The full timeline for Round 3 can be found on the KeyKey Dates page on the menu on the left.



The Home Office determine the legislation regarding eligibility for non-UK nationals to enter training programmes, prospective applicants must ensure they are aware of the changes in legislation and how this may impact on their eligibility to be considered for training posts if they are non-UK nationals.

Please ensure you visit the UK Government website for full details if this applies to you.



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. 

Scotland Deanery - further information

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

Improving Surgical Training

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