Application Overview

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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.

Obs and Gynae Application Timeline

Application Window

Applications open mid-November and close in mid-December. Applications are processed through the Oriel online application system and you can register with Oriel before the applications open.

The application focuses on the essential criteria for Obstetrics and Gynaecology ST1 as outlined in the
Person Specification.

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.


The Interviews

Interviews will take place at Etihad Stadium, Manchester. All interviews take place week commencing Monday 23 January 2017
Applicants will be able to preference any of the available posts, and posts will be offered based on ranking after interview.

Offers Made

Offers will be made from completion of interviews up to 10th March. Applicants will have 48 hours from when the offer was made, including weekends and bank holidays, to respond.  After the 48 hour period expires, any declined and expired offers will be released to the next eligible applicants. Offers may be accepted, rejected or held. Offers can be held till the 17th March and applicants with accepted or held offers are eligible for upgrade until the 14th March.

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.

Obs and Gynae Application Timeline

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.

Obs and Gynae Evidence Section

Application Evidence Scoring

Undergraduate Degrees and Qualifications
Obs and Gynae Evidence Section

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.

Obs and Gynae Evidence Section

Application Supprting Evidence Scoring

Obs and Gynae Evidence Section

Top Tips
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.

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