If you are looking to apply to CT1-level programmes in core medical training (CMT) and/or acute care common stem: acute medicine (ACCS-AM), this website contains detailed information to help you. This covers recruitment to all UK training programmes in these specialties.

The recruitment process section of the website is the home to the majority of information to help you navigate a recruitment round, including: dates & posts, eligibility criteria, planning your application, applyinginterviews and offers.

In addition to the website, we have produced an 'Applicants' Guide' which overviews how the process works and is a good introduction for those new to specialty recruitment. This is available to download from the document library.

It is advisable to view the relevant person specification prior to applying.

You may also wish to view competition ratios and scoring from previous rounds, which is available in the document library.

2016 recruitment

There are two rounds of recruitment to CT1 programmes starting in August 2016:

  • Round 1 opens for applications at 10am on Wednesday 11 November 2015 and closes at 4pm on Thursday 3 December 2015.
  • Round 2 opens for applications at 10am on Tuesday 22 March 2016 and closes at 4pm on Thursday 7 April 2016.

The dates & posts page of the website has full details for both rounds.

Latest news


Our FAQs section has the answers to many common queries but if you cannot find an answer to your question the JRCPTB runs an email helpdesk which can be contacted with any queries relating to CT1 recruitment. Normally, the JRCPTB will respond to all queries within 48 hours (excluding bank holidays and weekends).

To contact the helpdesk, please send an email to ct1recruitment@jrcptb.org.uk.

Any important announcements will be added to this website and noted in the news section, as well as being announced on our twitter feed.

Specialty Recruitment Office

CT1 Recruitment is managed and coordinated by the Specialty Recruitment Office at the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB).

Best wishes, and good luck with your application,

Professor David Black
JRCPTB Medical Director