• 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 on based on a scoring system. The system incorporates ARCP recommendation, 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.


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 current placement.