When will the fellowships start?
There are 11 Fellowships and the majority of them will commence on the 1st of February 2013. Of the 11 Fellowships a number will commence in August 2013 and the exact numbers will be confirmed as soon as possible.
Candidates will be asked to preference a start date as part of their application.
Who do I contact for further details regarding the fellowships?
Cristel Santos, JCST Training Interface Group Specialty Manager at: email@example.com
Mr David Shewring, Chairman of the Training Interface Group at: firstname.lastname@example.org
JCST website at: http://www.jcst.org/training_interface_groups/hand_surgery
Who do I contact if I have a question regarding my application or the application process
The Severn Deanery supports applicants with any questions regarding the application process including problems completing or submitting an application.
Telephone Hotline: 01454 252610 (available 8.30 am until 4.30 pm Monday-Friday)
Email: Severn.email@example.com (reply within 24 hours)
If you have a problem submitting an application please ring the hotline.
How do I check if I am eligible to apply for the fellowship posts?
The person specification states the eligibility criteria required.
It is important that you include all relevant information to ensure your application is not filtered from the process during the longlisting checks.
My CCT Date is before the date of the interviews?
To be eligible for the fellowship posts an applicant's CCT date must be later than the date of the interviews. The person specification states candidates should have a minimum of 6 months training remaining at time of taking up post or the CCT date should be deffered to allow for this.
My CCT date is after the interviews but before the start of the fellowship what do I need to do?
If your CCT Date is after the date of the interviews but before the start date of the fellowship your CCT date will be required to be deferred to include six months of the fellowship. This will need to be agreed with your training programme director prior to applying for the fellowship.
A letter of support from your training programme director will be requested and required at interview.
Who do I need to notify of my intention to apply for subspecialty training?
You are required to contact your current Training Programme Director and Deanery with which you hold a National Training Number. The English Deans agreed that when a trainee secures a subspecialty training post in another Deanery, this will be managed using out of programme experience (OOPT) process rather than an inter-deanery transfer
How do I apply for Out of Programme Experience (OOPT)?
You will need to contact your current Deanery to seek approval. This is carried out by the completion of an OOPT Form, which is usually available on your local Deanery’s website.
This allows your Deanery and the Royal College to track your training and is not for the purposes of recognition as the posts have been approved by the GMC for training.
When should I contact my local Deanery?
To avoid delay the Royal College recommend that you contact your current Deanery as soon as you have been offered a post.
Will I need GMC approval to cover this period of training?
GMC Approval is in place to cover these posts and the time spent can be counted towards training.
What is the duration of the posts?
The posts are for a period of 12 months with the majority of posts starting in February 2013 and a small number starting August 2013.
Will my CCT Date be deferred?
If a CCT date is prior to the fellowship commencing or within the first six months it is mandatory to defer to incorporate at least the first six months of the fellowship.
If a CCT date is after the fellowship has finished it is at the discretion of the trainee.
Can I count this towards my training?
To enable the training in this post to be accredited the SAC in the parent specialty will review assessments upon completion of the fellowship and issue a certificate of completion.
Will I retain my NTN?
Trainees will retain their current Deanery’s Training Number and their current Deanery will remain responsible for undertaking the annual RITA/ARCP process.