Competition Ratios – 2017/18

Basic Specialist Training

Speciality  No.
Eligible
applicants
No. of
Posts
Available
No.
shortlisted
No.
interviewed
No.
appointed
Competition
Ratios 
Medicine 425 254 425 404 254

1.67

Obstetrics &
Gynaecology
41 26 41 41 26 1.58
Paediatrics 82 40 82 82 40

2.05

Histopathology 23 7 23 23 7

3.29

Streamlined Programmes

Speciality  No.
Eligible
applicants
No. of
Posts
Available
No.
shortlisted
No.
interviewed
No.
appointed
Competition
Ratios 
Anaesthesia 99 40 63 63 40 2.48
Core Surgical Training 115 60 115 107 60 1.92
Emergency Medicine (Core EMT) 52 26 52 51 26 2.00
General Practice 280 186 280 234 171 1.51
Psychiatry 97 60 97 92 60 1.62

Advanced Streamlined Training

Speciality  No.
Eligible
applicants
No. of
Posts
Available
No.
shortlisted
No.
interviewed
No.
appointed
Competition
Ratios 
Cardiothoracic Surgery  2 1 2 2 1 2.00
Emergency Medicine 29 13 29 27 13 2.23
General Surgery 7 7 7 7 7 1.00
Neurosurgery 1 1 1 1 1 1.00
Ophthalmology 15 5 9 9 5 3.00
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2 2 2 0 0* 0.00
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery 3 2 3 3 3 1.50
Plastics, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 4 2 4 4 2 2.00
Trauma & Orthopaedics  13 7 13 13 7 1.86
Urology 6 2 6 4 2* 3.00
Vascular Surgery 2 1 2 2 2 2.00

* 2 withdrew prior to Interview

HST Programme

Speciality  No.
Eligible
applicants
No. of
Posts
Available
No.
shortlisted
No.
interviewed
No.
appointed
Competition
Ratios 
Adult Psychiatry 23 20 23 23 20 1.15
Cardiology 22 9 15 15 6 2.44
Chemical Pathology 1 2 1 1 1  0.50
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 6 14 6 4 4 0.43
Clinical Genetics n/a 1 n/a n/a 0 0 .00
Clinical Microbiology 6 6 6 6 5 1.00
Diagnostic Radiology –  1st Year 64 19 32 31 19 3.37
Diagnostic Radiology – Post Fellowship 5th year 15 15 15 15 14 1.00
Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus 11 5 9 9 5 2.20
Gastroenterology 15 9 13 13 9 1.67
Genito-Urinary Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Geriatric Medicine 21 10 16 16 7 2.10
Haematology 13 4 11 11 4 3.25
Histopathology 16 14 16 16 14 1.14
Immunology 2 2 2 2 2 1.00
Infectious Diseases 5 4 5 5 4 1.25
Medical Oncology 9 6 8 8 4 1.50
Nephrology 14 7 11 11 7 2.00
Neonatology 4 4 4 4 4 1.00
Neurology 15 9 12 12 9 1.67
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 22 19 22 22 19 1.16
Occupational Medicine 6 4 6 6 3 1.50
Paediatrics 29 25 29 29 25 1.16
Paediatric Cardiology 2 2 2 2 2 1.00
Palliative Medicine 11 4 11 11 4 2.75
Pharmaceutical Medicine 1 2 1 1 1 0.50
Public Health Medicine 24 9 18 18 9 2.67
Radiation Oncology 13 3 9 9 3 4.33
Rehabilitation Medicine 0 2 0 0 0 0 .00
Respiratory Medicine 13 10 11 11 10 1.30
Rheumatology 9 5 8 8 5 1.80

 Parallel Intake

Speciality  No.
Eligible
applicants
No. of
Posts
Available
No.
shortlisted
No.
interviewed
No.
appointed
Competition
Ratios 
Cardiothoracic Surgery 0 1 0 0 0 0.00
General Surgery  11 2 10 10 2 5.50
Plastics, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 10 3 4 3 3 3.33
Neurosurgery   2 1 1 1 1 2.00
Ophthalmic surgery   7 4 7 7 4 1.75
Oral & Maxillofacial surgery  2 0 2 2 2 0.00
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery 1 2 1 1 1 0.50
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery  11 4 9 9 4 2.75
Urology   5 2 5 5 2 2.50
Vascular Surgery 1 1 1 1 0 0.00

* 1 withdrew prior to Interview