Obs and Gynae Application Overview
Applicants for obstetrics an gynaecology will make a single application to their first preference deanery, with the opportunity to rank all other deaneries for consideration during the clearing process.
The application focuses on the essential criteria for Obstetrics and Gynaecology ST1 as outlined in the Person Specification.
The online application is a combination of bullet form and prose text answers. Some example questions that can be asked as supporting information include giving examples that demonstrate your commitment to the speciality or describing a personal experience of working in a team.
Oriel Application System
All applications for speciality training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology must be submitted through the online application forms via the ORIEL recruitment website. Forms will not be accepted by post, e-mail or any other medium. This was designed for candidates to manage their application through a single portal and incorporates the following:
• An initial registration process, meaning applicants only need one log in for the entire recruitment year. Some parts of the completed registration will also get automatically transferred across to the obstetrics and gynaecology application to avoid repeating information.
• After registering, each applicant will have their own profile, it is through this that an applicant will complete the obstetrics and gynaecology application form and be informed if they are invited to interview or offered a training post.
• Booking interviews and assessment centres are managed through the portal.
• All available vacancies for speciality training are listed on the website.
Each section will be marked against the O&G person specification so it is very important that you compare your answers to this. Section 7 and section 8 are very important to answer in detail to gain the highest score possible.
Obs and Gynae Application Evidence Section
Section 7, the evidence section of the application form, includes 5 areas. The first four will make up most of your score for this section. The higher your score the better your application.
Application Evidence Scoring
Obs and Gynae Application Supporting Evidence Section
Section 8, the supporting evidence section of the application form, encompasses other areas relevant to the person specification for O&G. This part of the application can typically ask for short answers written in prose.
Application Supprting Evidence Scoring
Some questions are mandatory.
Some sections have a strict word limit.
All parts of the application are needed to be completed prior to submission.
Completion of MRCOG Part 1 is not a mandatory requirement for ST1 application.