Cardiology is most competitive specialty for higher training


According to the data released by the Royal College of Physicians on round one competition ratios for higher specialty training in 2011, 6.46 applications were received for every specialty training year 3 (ST3) post in cardiology, making it the most competitive medical specialty in which to get a training placement.

Courtesy of BMJ Careers: Cardiology is most competitive specialty for higher training

Figures from other divisions of medicine have indicated the competition ratio for psychiatry ST4 was 2.51 applications per post this year, although competition was slightly tougher in the subspecialties of forensic psychiatry (3.81 applications per post) and general adult psychiatry (3.1 per post), according to The Royal College of Psychiatrists. For general surgery ST3, the London deanery, which coordinates national recruitment for the specialty, received almost five applications per post.

Source: BMJ Careers – Cardiology is most competitive specialty for higher training.

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