Timeline and key dates (for 2020 Application Round)
|Applications open||29 January 2020, 10am|
|Application deadline||19 February 2020, 4pm|
|Interviews||1-3 April 2020 (Leeds)|
|Initial offers released||by 23 April 2020, 5pm|
|Holding Deadline||29 April 2020, 1pm|
|Upgrade Deadline||1 May 2020, 4pm|
The Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Registrar job application process for 2021 is a national process (i.e. one application for the whole country) which is run by the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. The application window usually opens end of January and closes early February and is done online via the Oriel Recruitment portal. As part of the application, candidates have to complete a set of self-assessment questions.
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 average numbers of jobs available per deanery over the last 3 years are shown in the table below:
|Average ST3 numbers per year (range)|
|East Midlands||11 (9-14)|
|East of England||14 (10-21)|
|Kent, Surrey, Sussex||15 (14-16)|
|North West (Mersey)||7 (2-12)|
|North West (North West)||11 (6-16)|
|Northern (North East)||7 (5-10)|
|Thames Valley (Oxford)||4 (2-5)|
|South West (Severn)||6 (5-9)|
|South West (Peninsula)||5 (3-8)|
|West Midlands||15 (11-22)|
|Yorkshire and Humber||11 (10-15)|
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