Specialty Applications

Cardiothoracic Surgery ST4 Specialty Training Advert 2023-2024

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The information is from specialty training posts advertised in 2023, with a start date from August 2024. Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

Job Advert

The text below is for posts advertised in November-December 2023, with a start date from August 2024. It is included here for information to help you prepare for future applications.

Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

Training Programme:Cardiothoracic Surgery ST4
Post Type:Specialty Training
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):48
Recruitment Lead:Cardiothoracic Surgery National Recruitment Office
Recruiting For:United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Enquiries email:england.CTSurgeryRecruitment.wx@nhs.net
Enquiries:https://wessex.hee.nhs.uk/medical-dental-training-recruitment/core-and-specialty/cardiothoracic-surgery-st1-st4-national-recruitment/
Information:

NHS England – Wessex is coordinating a process for recruiting postgraduate doctors in training into ST4 posts in Thoracic Surgery training programmes across regions in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales with a post start date from August 2024. Completion of a programme will lead to CCT / CESR (CP) subject to satisfactory progression. 

Some summary information is included below. However, please see the hyperlinks tab for links to further information about the recruitment process. 

When applying to this specialty in this recruitment round, you will not need to give preferences of particular posts, regions, rotations, etc. at the time of applying; just complete and submit an application for the specialty. Should you be subsequently long/short-listed for interview, you will be invited to give preferences of all posts available nationally at a later stage of the recruitment round.

All recruitment to this specialty in this round will be managed by NHS England – Wessex, who will coordinate all long/short-listing of applications, host all interviews, and make offers on behalf of all participating regions.

Applications are equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share. 

Please note that there is a strict application policy that applications cannot be accepted after the deadline. 

The hyperlinks tab includes a link to the person specification which details the eligibility criteria for this specialty. Before applying please read the Medical Specialty Training person specifications to assess your suitability for the post.   

You will also find a link to information about demonstrating your competence for a training post in this specialty. All applicants, apart from those not needing, will need to upload documentation demonstrating they have attained the necessary competence at time of application. It is very important you find out what is acceptable documentation. 

Additional information 

Please visit https://wessex.hee.nhs.uk/medical-dental-training-recruitment/core-and-specialty/cardiothoracic-surgery-st1-st4-national-recruitment/  for the following information:

  • Indicative number of vacancies available
  • Likely locations of posts and possible employers within the training programme
  • Expected rotation details

 

Key dates and information


Interview dates: 5 and 6 February 2024

Interview process: All interviews will be held virtually using MS Teams 

Length of interview: Please refer to the applicant guide 

Interview structure: Please refer to the applicant guide

Enquiries 

During the recruitment process please visit the NHS England – Wessex Cardiothoracic Surgery webpage regularly to access up-to-date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process. You may also find the Medical Specialty Training website helpful in answering your query. 

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact: england.CTSurgeryRecruitment.wx@nhs.net 

Links

The following links were included within the advertisement. Some links may only be live or working during the application and recruitment window.

Documents

Application Form

For specialty-specific questions please visit the Cardiothoracic Surgery ST4 application form page.

For the generic application form questions applicable to all specialties please visit the application form page.

Competition Ratios

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For further information and all competition data please see the Competition Ratios page.

Fill Rates

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For regional fill rate data please see the Cardiothoracic Surgery fill rates page.