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    Hi guys,

    So the decile you're placed in matters towards EPM score for FPAS ,but after this, so to get in to CMT or Specialty training does the ranking you got in medical school matter at all ? Do you have to state it again at interviews etc .. ?

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    No, not to my knowledge.
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    Nah!


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    Not really, except that you do get points for evidence of distictions and academic excellence etc so probably being able to prove that you graduated in the top 10% of your cohort would count. But otherwise, nah!
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    There are points for distinctions or prizes AFAIK, but not for deciles.
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    Depends how you think about it because there's a prizes/awards section for CMT (for example) that gives you 4 points for one merit as part of MBBS, 6 points for two or more merits or 8 points for graduating with honours. For us, merits and honours is all done on deciles so technically they do matter in a roundabout way but not in a pure "we are gonna look at your deciles" kinda way. It's exactly the same for ST3 cardiology, and I imagine other medical specialities at ST level.

    http://www.ct1recruitment.org.uk/rec...cation-scoring

    http://www.st3recruitment.org.uk/the...n-scoring.html
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    Thanks for the replies guys. So I understand that if someone gets honours (top decile) they would be awarded some extra points. But beyond that there's no way to differentiate between someone who just missed out on honours and someone who was bottom decile?
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    (Original post by riz12345)
    Thanks for the replies guys. So I understand that if someone gets honours (top decile) they would be awarded some extra points. But beyond that there's no way to differentiate between someone who just missed out on honours and someone who was bottom decile?
    If your medical school awards merits/distinctions per year for being in the top decile, you'd be able to tell. If somebody merited every year but just fell short of an honours, they'd still get 6 points. If somebody was bottle decile each year, they'd get no extra points.
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    (Original post by Beska)
    For us, merits and honours is all done on deciles so technically they do matter
    That's such a sensible approach. For us it is done by subject/rotation and every rotation picks criteria differently.

    Also if you look at that ST3 recruitment page, do note that while it matters for shortlisting, most specialties shortlisted everyone. That is also the case for cardiology outside of London. That section is then weighted 0.25, so a merit is worth a bit less than doing a bit better in one of the interview stations. Multiple merits are worth the same.
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    (Original post by AnonymousPenguin)
    That's such a sensible approach. For us it is done by subject/rotation and every rotation picks criteria differently.

    Also if you look at that ST3 recruitment page, do note that while it matters for shortlisting, most specialties shortlisted everyone. That is also the case for cardiology outside of London. That section is then weighted 0.25, so a merit is worth a bit less than doing a bit better in one of the interview stations. Multiple merits are worth the same.
    Is it?
 
 
 
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