Specialty Applications

Public Health Medicine ST1 - Specialty Specific Application Form Questions

These are the UK Specialty Training application form questions used on Oriel for applications to ST1, CT1, ST3 and ST4 specialty training posts. These are the application form questions used for posts advertised in November 2023 with a start date from August 2024. Dental Specialty posts are usually advertised in January with a start date in September.

The questions are presented here to help you prepare for your future applications. Please be aware application form structures, questions, word counts, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future application forms will remain the same. 

1. Overseas test centre request

If you are working/living overseas and are successful in being invited to attend the assessment centre (online tests) would you prefer a test centre place at an overseas venue? (Yes/No)

2. First Choice Preference

Please indicate your first choice preference from the list below.  This information will not be used at the offers stage but is used to inform initial competition ratios.  If you are successful in being invited to attend the selection centre, you will have an opportunity later in the process, to specify your preferences in rank order from all available posts on offer for August 2023 [sic – should say August 2024].

First choice preference – select one from the list

  • Defence Deanery (only select this option if a Defence Deanery candidate)
  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • Kent, Surrey and Sussex
  • London
  • North East
  • North West
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • South West
  • Thames Valley
  • Wales
  • Wessex
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire and Humber


3. Monitoring

Part of Public Health’s work and mission is to address inequalities of opportunity. This extends to our future workforce. We invite you to answer two optional questions that are being used by the national Public Health Recruitment Executive Group to reduce the risk of unconscious or indirect bias.

Your answers to these questions will have no bearing on your recruitment this year or in the future.

Reference: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713739/Annex_A-_Evaluation_of_measures_of_Socio-economic_background.pdf  

Reference: https://www.ons.gov.uk/file?uri=/census/2011census/howourcensusworks/howweplannedthe2011census/questionnairedevelopment/finalisingthe2011questionnaire/final-recommended-questions-2011-language_tcm77-183991.pdf

What is the highest level of qualifications achieved by either of your parent(s) or guardian(s) by the time you were 18?

  • Degree level or Degree equivalent or above (for example first or higher degrees, postgraduate diplomas, NVQ/SVQ level 4 or 5, etc)
  • Qualifications below degree level (for example an A-level, SCE Higher, GCSE, O-level, SCE Standard/Ordinary, NVQ/SVQ, BTEC, etc)
  • No qualifications
  • Do not know or cannot remember
  • Prefer not to say
  • Not applicable


What is your main language? (Drop-down list)