• Placement preference forms are submitted in March/April.
  • Provisional placements are allocated in April/May.
  • Final confirmation of August placements is in June.
  • February placement adjustment can take place in October/November.


Placements are allocated based on a scoring system. The system incorporates ARCP recommendations, seniority, MCQ score, teaching attendance, membership of a committee, research grants, lead of a randomised control trial, lead of a national committee, involvement in a leadership role and completion of FRCS exam. Please take a look at the provisional form attached below for further information.


Preferences are made to the TDP using the Placement Preference Form. Instructions will be provided closer to the time regarding the deadline for form submission each year.

Placement Feedback Form

Please use the link below to provide feedback for your last completed placement. All feedback is anonymous and will be used to improve the training programme.