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CAT Applications

Health Education West Midlands is responsible for managing applications for Core Anaesthetic Training at CT1, and ST posts in Anaesthetics. Recruitment occurs twice a year for posts starting in August and February.

The closing date for applications for Core Anaesthetic Training posts beginning in August 2018 was 30th November 2017, at 4pm. Applications for entry into ST3 training closed on February 21st. Information for entry in February 2019 at CT1 and ST3 has yet to be released.

Person Specification for Core Anaesthetic Training

Candidates wishing to submit applications for core anaesthetics must

Removal from Programmes

Additionally, candidates for CAT must not have

Longlisting Applications for Core Anaesthetic Training

Applicants will not make the longlist for Core Anaesthetic Training if they

Reapplication for Specialty Training

In general, specialty training posts and programmes are not available to doctors who have previously relinquished or have been removed from a training post or programme. If they have resigned or been removed from a training programme they must provide full details about their resignation, release, or removal by completing a Support for Reapplication to a Specialty Training Programme form. The Head of School or Training Programme Director, and HEE Local Office of Deanery postgraduate dean must approve the reapplication.

Trainees wishing to train in another HEE Local Office or Deanery without a break require the support of their Deanery or local office. They must also complete the Support for Reapplication of Specialty Training in a Different Region form.


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