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    Does anyone know how competitive the jobs are the hospitals that are included in this deanery? I.e. Those around Watford, Luton, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City etc.

    This is for F1/F2.
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    It would probably help if you were a little more specific... what jobs? Foundation programme? Academic foundation programme? Core medicine? Core surgery? ACCS? Higher specialist training...??
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    (Original post by MonteCristo)
    It would probably help if you were a little more specific... what jobs? Foundation programme? Academic foundation programme? Core medicine? Core surgery? ACCS? Higher specialist training...??
    My bad! For foundation programme
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    None of those places are in London.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    None of those places are in London.
    This is true! But nearish.
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    Nearish is the best you can say! Overall, if you want to be in London, apply to London. If you pick East Anglia, do it in the knowledge that you could be in King's Lynn or Great Yarmouth for two years, not just Welwyn etc.

    I'm not aware that the near-London jobs are particularly more competitive than anywhere else in the region - quite a lot of people choosing EA will be Cambridge/UEA grads wanting to stay in familiar hospitals, and not everyone is desperate to be close to London.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Nearish is the best you can say! Overall, if you want to be in London, apply to London. If you pick East Anglia, do it in the knowledge that you could be in King's Lynn or Great Yarmouth for two years, not just Welwyn etc.

    I'm not aware that the near-London jobs are particularly more competitive than anywhere else in the region - quite a lot of people choosing EA will be Cambridge/UEA grads wanting to stay in familiar hospitals, and not everyone is desperate to be close to London.
    It was more the fact that I'd apply to all the London deaneries as my first 4 choices, but then was thinking that for the 5th choice I could put East Anglia. As I'm not too sure if my application would be competitive enough to get into a London deanery, so the hospitals that are near London in the East deanery (i.e. Luton, Stevenage, Welwyn etc) are an alternative.

    Just wanted to get an idea of how competitive the jobs nearer to London are though if I was to get the East deanery.

    Thanks for your reply.
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    (Original post by imedic)
    It was more the fact that I'd apply to all the London deaneries as my first 4 choices, but then was thinking that for the 5th choice I could put East Anglia. As I'm not too sure if my application would be competitive enough to get into a London deanery, so the hospitals that are near London in the East deanery (i.e. Luton, Stevenage, Welwyn etc) are an alternative.

    Just wanted to get an idea of how competitive the jobs nearer to London are though if I was to get the East deanery.

    Thanks for your reply.
    OK, fair enough. The SJT is a bit of a random number generator anyway, so don't give up hope just yet.

    I don't have any numbers for those hospitals but although there will be a cohort of people who pick them because of proximity to London, I don't think they hold much particular appeal to everyone else, so may not be excessively competitive.
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    Just to add (if you weren't already aware), that deanery seems to have quite a favourable competition ratio for the past couple of years. This might make it easier to get your higher ranked jobs but it doesn't account for the calibre of applicant (in terms of FPAS points). I just applied where I wanted to go without overthinking it too much. There's not much you can do at this point, apart from try to understand what the hell the SJT is about.
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    (Original post by evil_abed)
    Just to add (if you weren't already aware), that deanery seems to have quite a favourable competition ratio for the past couple of years. This might make it easier to get your higher ranked jobs but it doesn't account for the calibre of applicant (in terms of FPAS points). I just applied where I wanted to go without overthinking it too much. There's not much you can do at this point, apart from try to understand what the hell the SJT is about.
    Once you get assigned the deanery is there then a list of all the jobs at every hospital included in the deanery? So you could be ranking a fair few jobs.
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    (Original post by imedic)
    Once you get assigned the deanery is there then a list of all the jobs at every hospital included in the deanery? So you could be ranking a fair few jobs.
    Yep, although I think for some deaneries you are told your quartile so you know how many jobs you need to rank.
 
 
 
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