|Glossary of terms
|Those applying to HST are referred to throughout the recruitment process as either 'applicants' or 'candidates'; the terms are used interchangeably and there is no difference between them.
|Annual Review of Competence Progression information about this can be found in the Gold Guide
|This is the stage of recruitment where an applicant will be interviewed. Although this is referred to as an 'interview' throughout the website.
|Certificate of Completion of Training
|Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration via the Combined Programme
|Core Medical Training - this is the forerunner of Internal Medicine Training (IMT)
|Core Training year 1/2/3 - the three years of core training and equivalent to ST1 (Specialty Training year 1), ST2 and ST3 in terms of grade
|Disability Confident Scheme
|The General Medical Council
|Group 1 / Group 2
|Higher physician specialties are divided into two groups, based on whether they dual accredit with general internal medicine; the JRCPTB website details which specialty is in each group.
|Health Education England
|Health Education and Improvement Wales
|Higher specialty training - training at ST3/4 level and upwards in physician specialties
|The International English Language Testing System
|Internal Medicine Training
|The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board
|Locum Appointment (Service)
|Locum Appointment (Training)
|Local Education and Training Board - these replaced the term deaneries for the postgraduate training areas in England. This has now been replaced by the term 'local team' to refer to the distinct Enghlish training regions, however, you may still see the term LETB used. In this website we will usually refer to the term 'region' to describe postgraduate medical training areas.
|Mini Clinical Evaluation eXercise
|Examination diploma denoting Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)
|NHS Education for Scotland
|The Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency
|National Training Number
|Physician Specialty Recruitment Office in the context of this website, it refers to the PSRO at Health Education England in London
|Round 1 is the initial recruitment phase for HST posts
|Round 2 is the second recruitment episode, used to fill posts from R1 remaining vacant
The Royal College of Physicians. This could refer to any of the three colleges: the Royal College of Physicians (London), the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
|In recruitment, region refers to bodies that manage postgraduate medical training. Formerly all these were known as deaneries but as the terminology is now different across UK nations, regions is used as a generic term.
|Resident Labour Market Test
|Specialty Training year 3/4
|United Kingdom Foundation Programme Office