Recruitment for Junior Doctors

Recruitment to our training posts, from Foundation to Specialty training, takes place annually, either through the Royal Colleges or Health Education South West. All specialties recruit through a national process.

Foundation Training

At the Royal Cornwall Hospital there are 51 Foundation Year One posts and 51 Foundation Year Two posts. Recruitment to all foundation posts is through the Foundation Programme. Visit the Foundation Programme website.

For more information on foundation training with Health Education South West, please visit the Peninsula Deanery website.

Core Training & Specialty Training – Years 1 & 2

The number of posts available in each specialty is given below:

  • Acute Care Common Stem – 16
  • Anaesthetics – 9
  • Core Medical Training – 16
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology – 3
  • Paediatrics – 6
  • Ophthalmology – 1
  • Core Surgical Training – 7
  • General Practice – 60

For up-to-date information on vacancies, information on competition ratios and the ‘person specifications’ for all posts, please visit the Modernising Medical Careers website.

Recruitment Dates & Applications

For Core & Specialty Training recruitment dates, please go to the Peninsula Deanery website.

Academic Recruitment

Further recruitment information is available on the appropriate Royal College website: