The timeline and key dates for the 2022 application round are yet to be confirmed. The timeline for the 2021 Application Round is shown below. These dates are similar each year.

Applications open 26th November 2020, 10am
Application deadline 17th December 2020, 4pm
Self-assessment validation 1st-5th February 2021
Interviews 23rd-26th March 2021
Initial offers released by 5th May 2021, 5pm
Holding Deadline 11th May 2021, 1pm
Upgrade Deadline 14th May 2021, 4pm

The Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Registrar job application is a national process (i.e. one application for the whole country) which is run by the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. The application is done online via the Oriel Recruitment portal. As part of the application, candidates have to complete a set of self-assessment questions. Longlisted candidates will have to upload supporting evidence to validate their self-assessment responses.

Following this each deanery releases the number of jobs they have available each year (which varies considerably and is often not confirmed until the last minute). Applicants then have to rank all the jobs in order of preference. For more information see Competition Rates.

The number of ST3 jobs available in each region for 2021 are shown in the table below:

ST3 jobs per region (2021)
East Midlands 15
East of England 15
Kent, Surrey, Sussex 12
London 42
North West 20
North East 15
Thames Valley (Oxford) 7
South West 12
Scotland 2
Wessex 9
West Midlands 15
Yorkshire and Humber 20
Total 184


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