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Scottish Medical Training

Scotland - the home of medical excellence

Specialty Recruitment



  • Vacancies will be published on 2nd November 2021 on the Oriel Recruitment Portal.
  • Applications open on 4th November 2021 and close on 1st December 2021. 


  • Vacancies will be published on 16th November 2021 on the Oriel Recruitment Portal.
  • Applications open on 18th November 2021 and close on 9th December 2021.

Full dates for the 2022-23 recruitment year can be found on the Kay Dates page on the menu on the left. 

A webinar on 2022 recruitment was held in September. Please visit the UK Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection (MDRS) website where you can watch the recording of this. 



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.