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Applying for specialty training in O&G

Important information about the 2017/18 O&G ST1 recruitment process

The application process

Applications are now being accepted for posts commencing in August/October 2018. Exact timings and more information will be available on the Oriel website.

The application process is now managed by Health Education England North West (HEE NW). The O&G ST1 recruitment page at HEE NW has been updated. 

The interview process will remain similar to that used in previous recruitment rounds, with applicants undergoing a number of stations to test clinical knowledge and communication skills.

Interviews will take place as follows:

  • Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
  • Dates: All interviews to take place week commencing Monday 5 February 2018

Changes for 2017/18

  • The Specialty Recruitment Assessment (SRA) will be now used as part of the O&G ST1 recruitment process. The SRA will take place in the weeks prior to interviews for applicants that have passed longlisting.
  • The maximum limit for experience in the specialty has changed from 18 months to 24 months.

Applicants will be able to preference any of the available posts, and posts will be offered based on ranking after interview.

If you have any queries, please contact HEE NW at

Further information

If you are interested in applying at ST3 level, please see the information at

For information about the national recruitment process for specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G), please visit the Oriel website.

Please also explore this section of the RCOG website, which provides useful information for anyone considering a career in O&G.

We also provide guidance for non-UK doctors who are interested in working and training in the UK.

Elsewhere on the site

Specialty training in O&G
Read an overview of the specialty training programme in obstetrics and gynaecology
O&G curriculum
See the full curriculum for specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology