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Cardiology is most competitive specialty for higher training

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 03 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5609
  1. Helen Jaques, news reporter
  1. 1BMJ Careers
  1. hjaques{at}

More than six applications were received for every specialty training year 3 (ST3) post in cardiology during round one of recruitment to higher specialty training this year, making it the most competitive medical specialty in which to get a training placement, according to figures from the Royal College of Physicians.

The college has published data on the numbers of posts, numbers of applications made, …

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