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National Recruitment for Ophthalmic Specialist Training

On behalf of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Health Education South West (Severn) will be coordinating national recruitment into Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) at Level 1 (ST1) for posts commencing August 2017 onwards.

The interviews will be hosted at a single centre and candidates will be able to preference all available posts across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

All enquiries should be made directly to them either by ringing 01454 252610 or emailing severn.stsupport@southwest.hee.nhs.uk .

Key dates

ST1
Applications open: 9 November 2016
Application closing date: 1 December 2016

Specialty Recruitment Assessment (online assessment): between 7 and 14 January 2017
Invitations to interview expected: TBC
Interviews: 9 and 10 February 2017 (Bristol)
Offers will be made on the 2 March 2017 via the Oriel System.

All details are available on http://www.severndeanery.nhs.uk/recruitment/vacancies/show/ophth2017

The College has produced additional information for trainees applying for National Recruitment by region to assist in deciding on your preference – Please click here to see the list of regions.

ST3

Applications open: 1 February 2017
Application closing date: 22 February 2017
Invitations to interview expected: TBC
Interviews: Thursday, 20 April 2017 (Bristol)
Offers from: 27 April 2017

All details are available on http://www.severndeanery.nhs.uk/recruitment/vacancies/show/ophth-st3-2017

Medical Ophthalmology

There has been a change to the ST3 Medical Ophthalmology entry requirements which means that trainees from an ophthalmology background may be eligible to apply. Applications are considered from trainees who will have completed ST2 by August 2016 and will have passed the FRCOphth Part 1 examination by this time.

Successful applicants will enter at ST3 level but complete a period of core medical training as part of their programme. This change is in place for programmes starting from 3 August 2016. Date for 2017 will be published in due course. More information is available from the following sources:

Useful Links

http://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk