Cardiothoracic Surgery ST1 and ST3 National Recruitment

Recruitment for 2022 will follow the Round 1 2022 timetable. The exact timeline has now been confirmed below and updated documentation for 2022 recruitment has been provided below.

Important to note – ST3 recruitment

We like to inform applicants that 2022 recruitment (for posts starting in August 2022) will be the last year of recruitment to ST3 Cardiothoracic Surgery posts.

After the 2022 recruitment cycle entry into this specialty will be at ST1 level only.

Key dates

Advert: 2/11/2021

Applications open: 10:00am 4/11/2021

Applications close: 4:00pm 1/12/2021

Interviews: 3/2/2022 and 4/2/2022

Application Documents and Links
Post Numbers

We shall appoint into six (6) ST1 posts in Cardiothoracic Surgery to commence in August 2022 as follows.

  • one ST1 post will be hosted in Scotland
  • one ST1 post will be hosted in Northern Ireland
  • four ST1 posts will be hosted by four of the following eight English Deaneries (with no more than one ST1 post at each Deanery):
    • London
    • North West
    • South West
    • Thames Valley
    • Wales
    • Wessex
    • West Midlands
    • Yorkshire & Humber

The top scoring ST1 applicant will have their first choice from the above list of training programmes. The next highest scoring ST1 applicant can then choose from the remaining posts until the top six applicants have all made their choices.

 

We shall appoint into two (2) ST3 posts in Cardiothoracic Surgery to commence in August 2022. The two  successful ST3 applicants can choose to take up their training at one of the following Regional Training Programmes. Each of the listed Regional Training Programmes will only accept a maximum of one new ST3 trainee in  2022. The top scoring ST3 applicant will have their first choice from the list of training programmes below. The second highest scoring ST3 applicant can then choose from the remaining posts.

    • London
    • North West
    • Wessex

 

We shall appoint into four (4) ST4 posts in Thoracic Surgery to commence in August 2022. The four successful ST4 applicants can choose to take up their training at one of the following Regional Training Programmes. Each of the listed Regional Training Programmes will only accept a maximum of one new ST4 Thoracic surgical trainee in  2022. The top scoring ST4 applicant will have their first choice from the list of training programmes below. The next highest scoring ST4 applicant can then choose from the remaining posts until the top four applicants have all made their choices.

    • East Midlands
    • London
    • North West
    • South West
    • Wales
    • Wessex
    • West Midlands
    • Yorkshire & Humber