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Specialty Selection Test Pilot Goes Live

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18 Dec 2013


On 11 December, the Specialty Selection Test (SST) pilot went live, with over 5,000 invitation emails sent to applicants to CT1 and ST1 specialties.  

A Specialty Selection Test is going to be piloted from 13-25 January 2014 for ST1/CT1 applicants, across most specialties.  This test will include a Clinical Problem Solving (CPS) test and a Situational Judgement Test (SJT). The SST is being piloted to evaluate and improve the selection processes currently used. Ultimately, Health Education England and the devolved nations want to assess whether these tests are a good predictor of a doctor’s performance.

By participating you will be able to provide your views on this method of selection and whether it allowed you to demonstrate your aptitude for specialty training. You will receive feedback on how well you performed in the national cohort, a certificate for your ePortfolio and you will also be eligible to win one of five prizes. 

RCSEd encourages maximum participation in the SST pilot and encourage anyone who received an email to book a slot into a test centre. 

For further information, download the document below or visit the Specialty Training website.




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