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Application Process

Application Overview

Selection to Clinical Radiology ST1 is conducted on a national basis. The London Deanery (LaKSS) co-ordinates all applications in the country.


The recruitment cycle begins in October-November each year, where applicants must register for an Oriel account and submit their applications on the online portal. Uploading of portfolio evidence is later in the year, usually January/February.

Although the number of radiology posts has steadily increased, so has the competition. In 2023 there were 3068 applicants for 350 posts, with a competition ratio of 8.77:1. In 2024, this has risen to 11:1. 


2 x 10 min stations. Split into: 

  • Prioritisation of Clinical Situations : (10 minutes)

  • Speciality Skills (10 minutes)

The total score for interview, portfolio and MSRA are added to determine the final ranking of candidates. The highest scoring candidate will get their top preference training scheme, followed by the next highest applicant, and so on until all spots have been filled.  

Exact dates will be subject to change year on year. Please see RCR website for more information about the recruitment process:

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