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Details of the 2014 recruitment cycle will be formally
Candidates are advised to keep in
close touch with the web pages of the Faculty of Public Health.
Potential applicants are advised to
revisit these pages regularly as it is possible that some elements
will be different to last year, and in case there are updates to
processes in place at any stage up until applications
The process for recruitment is
anticipated to be much the same as previously: on line application;
eligibility checks; selection in two stages (written tests,
interviews and other exercises). Potential applicants are advised
to note the below dates.
The timetable is as
published: 1st November 2013.
open: 1000 – 12th November 2013.
close: 1700 – 5th December 2013.
Eligibility checks: 6–
18th December 2013.
Invitations to written
tests: 23rd December 2013.
Centres: 8th January 2014.
Selection Centre: Week
beginning 18/19/20 February 2014.
All first offers will be
made by 5 March 2014.
Recruitment for Public
Health is managed nationally with applicants making a single
application with expressed preference for specific programmes and,
for some programmes, geographical zones. Assessment and selection
is standardised across England Scotland,and Wales (Northern Ireland
may interview independently but use the same methodology). The
Public Health specialty training programme selection process uses
evidence based and validated selection methodology.
We recruit into the
programme annually, in line with national guidance and
requirements. Our programme is open to candidates from medical and
non-medical backgrounds according to nationally agreed eligibility
criteria. Queries regarding recruitment to the Wessex Deanery
programme should be directed to the Programme Director, Dr Julie
Parkes at the following email address email@example.com.
Recruitment into Public
Health follows a nationally standardised process which is being
coordinated through the East Midlands Deanery with local input at
National specialty training
information for all specialties can be accessed through the
link to MMC
Specialty Training pages. Please be certain that you are
reading the correct version of these pages as relevant to the 2014
round of appointments.
Potential applicants are
encouraged to read the guidance on immigration issues, link
Overseas Applicants pages.
The expected start
date for successful applicants is August 2014 except where
successful applicants meet criteria for a deferred
The application process will
be run electronically and all communications will be by e-mail
through an automated system. Applicants should remain regularly in
touch with their nominated email address to check their application
status and for required action. Further details of the recruitment
process process are given below:
Applicants will make a
single electronic application and will be required to state, in
preference order, their programmes, or relevant sub programmes, of
choice. Offers to applicants meeting the minimum required
standards at interview will be made according to the final ranking
scores in line with expressed preferences until all spaces are
filled in all programmes. Applicants are advised to think carefully
about preferencing. Final scores take account of written test
scores as well as interview scores.
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