Core Medical Training Recruitment

CT1 Recruitment

Welcome to the CT1 recruitment website!

If you are looking to apply to CT1-level posts in the programmes of acute care common stem [acute medicine] (ACCS-AM) and/or core medical training (CMT), this website contains detailed information to help you.

Every ACCS-AM/CMT CT1 post across the 16 'units of application' (deaneries/LETBs, regional recruiting bodies) in the whole of the UK - England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales included - will be entered into the CT1 recruitment process described here.

2014 recruitment - round 1

The first round of recruitment to 2014 CT1 posts is drawing to a close, with deaneries/LETBs making offers to eligible/appointable candidates where possible.

Round 2

Applications for the second round of recruitment to 2014 CT1 posts will open on Tuesday 18 March 2014. The full provisional timeline for the second round (as well as round 1's timeline) can be viewed in the dates & posts section of this website.

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Due to the large amount of information held within this site, paragraph 'sliders' have been employed in many areas to allow this to be better presented.

Wherever a slider ‹ header › is shown, click on the header to reveal the hidden text (as you did above; and as below).

For information on the 2014 CT1 recruitment timeline, plus interview dates and post numbers, please visit the dates & posts section of this website.

Details on each participating deanery/LETB are held in the deaneries/LETBs area; while data from previous years, including competition ratios, can be found in the 2012 / 2013 data area.

Information to check before applying includes ensuring you are eligible for a CT1 post in the am I eligible? section, and familiarising yourself with the recruitment process in the how do I apply? section.

Each page/section of the application form has its own dedicated page within the application form section; this area also gives general information on applications.

Successful candidates will proceed to the CT1 interview after applying, and then potentially receive a post offer and employment.

Should you not be able to find the information you are seeking, and/or you have a question relating to CT1 recruitment, you may find the solution in the FAQs section of the website.

The most common queries received by the RCP-SRO have been added here, and grouped into particular categories for ease of use (eligibility, application, interview, etc.)

Should you wish to contact any of the deaneries/LETBs involved in CT1 recruitment - or any other body - please visit the contacts section of the site.

Applicants' guide

In addition to the information on this website, the RCP-SRO has produced a summary guide for applicants preparing to apply to CT1 posts, containing information on the various aspects of the recruitment process at all stages.

This has been updated for 2014 recruitment round 2; and can be downloaded in PDF format (from the left-hand menu of this webpage).


If you cannot find an answer to a question, the RCP-SRO runs an email helpdesk which can be contacted with any queries relating to CT1 recruitment.

The RCP-SRO will respond to all queries within 48 hours (excluding bank holidays and weekends), although typically responses will be sent much more quickly than this.

To contact the helpdesk, please send an email to

Any important announcements will be added to this website and noted in the news section, as well as being announced on our twitter feed; please click either the link or the twitter button (above left) to access our twitter feed and follow us there.

Specialty Recruitment Office

CT1 recruitment is managed and coordinated by the Royal College of Physicians specialty recruitment office (RCP-SRO) in conjunction with the JRCPTB, as has been the case since 2008.


Best wishes, and good luck with your application,


Professor Bill Burr
RCP-SRO clinical lead & JRCPTB medical director

Dr Emma Vaux
CT1 recruitment clinical lead & JRCPTB associate medical director

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