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How to apply successfully for an ST1 training post in cardiothoracic surgery

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 07 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5987
  1. Philip J McElnay, ACF ST1 in cardiothoracic surgery1,
  2. Joseph George, ST1 in cardiothoracic surgery2,
  3. Joshil Lodhia, ST1 in cardiothoracic surgery3,
  4. Daniel Moffat, ST1 in cardiothoracic surgery4,
  5. Akshay Patel, ST1 in cardiothoracic surgery5,
  6. Shubhra Sinha, ST1 in cardiothoracic surgery6,
  7. Charlene Tennyson, ST1 in cardiothoracic surgery7,
  8. Michael Gooseman, ST1 in cardiothoracic surgery8,
  9. Sion Barnard, chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Advisory Committee9
  1. 1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle
  2. 2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea
  3. 3Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull
  4. 4Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
  5. 5Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
  6. 6Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
  7. 7Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
  8. 8Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
  9. 9Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Advisory Committee
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Phil McElnay and colleagues explain how best to approach the new ST1 applications for cardiothoracic surgery


  • Competing interests: We have read and understood BMJ’s policy on declaration of interests and declare the following interests: none.

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