CT1 recruitment website


The JRCPTB specialty recruitment office (JRCPTB-SRO) coordinates a national process of application and recruitment to CT1 posts in the programmes of acute care common stem (acute medicine) (ACCS-AM) and core medical training (CMT).

All deaneries, local education & training boards (LETBs) and employing bodies across all four UK nations participate in this national CT1 recruitment process.

2016 recruitment

Round 1

The application window for the first round of recruitment to 2016 CT1 posts (ie those with August 2016 start dates) opens on Wednesday 11 November 2015 (10am, UK time). All applications must be submitted by Thursday 3 December 2015 (4pm, UK time).

Over the months of winter 2015 and spring 2016, applications will be checked for eligibility, before being allocated for regional interview assessment; offers will subsequently be made to candidates based on this assessment.

The CT1 recruitment website (see below) gives details of the full timeline for 2016 round 1.

Further information

A website dedicated solely to giving guidance on the process of application and recruitment to CT1 has been setup and is monitored by the JRCPTB-SRO; this can be viewed online at http://www.ct1recruitment.org.uk/.

This website gives details on the CT1 entry/eligibility criteria and how they can be met; a summary of the recruitment process; the application system & form; the interview process; as well as various other areas of information.

Round 2

A second period of recruitment to 2016 CT1 posts - by and large, independent of and separate from round 1 – will be held with applications for the second round of 2016 CT1 recruitment opening in spring 2016. More information is given on the CT1 recruitment timeline.


After reviewing the information on the CT1 recruitment website, should you have any further queries you can direct these to the JRCPTB recruitment helpdesk via email at CT1recruitment@jrcptb.org.uk.