ST3 recruitment

There are 24 specialties included in the coordinated recruitment process at ST3 level:

  • Acute internal medicine
  • Allergy
  • Audio vestibular medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical genetics
  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Clinical pharmacology & therapeutics (CPT)
  • Combined infection training (CIT; comprises infectious diseases, medical microbiology, medical virology, tropical medicine)
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology & diabetes mellitus
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genitourinary medicine (GUM)
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Haematology
  • Immunology
  • Medical oncology
  • Medical ophthalmology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative medicine
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Renal medicine
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sport and exercise medicine

The processes recruits to national training numbers (NTN) for these specialties in England, Scotland and Wales, and locum appointment for training (LAT) posts in Scotland and Wales; with Northern Ireland also participating in the specialties of clinical genetics, medical oncology and palliative medicine.

Many specialties include dual training with general internal medicine (GIM) in the majority of programmes. It is not usually possible to apply for GIM without dual certifying with another specialty.


Further information

The ST3 recruitment website website has detailed information about the recruitment process, including: the timeline, post numbers, eligibility criteria and details on how to apply.

If you have a question that cannot be answered by the website please email

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