Number of posts and competition ratios

The information on this page is in the process of being updated for the 2019 round. Potential applicants should therefore check back for the latest information which will appear over the coming weeks.

Programme No of posts 2019 - indicative (subject to change) Competition ratios 2018 data -   Ratio (posts: eligible first choice applications) Job/Programme Descriptions
DMS 1 Posts in the Defence Medical Services are open only to currently serving officers  
East Midlands 6 to 8 5 (6:29)  East Midlands
East of England 6 to 8 6 (6:35)  East of England
London and South East 13 - 18 10 (22:211)  London and South East
North East 4 14 (2:27)  North East
North West 7 9 (8:70)  North West
Scotland 2 12 (4:49)  Scotland
South West 4 7 (8:52)  South West
Thames Valley 4 8 (3:25)  Thames Valley
Wales 5 0 (0:0)  Wales
Wessex 2 10 (2:20)  Wessex
West Midlands 6 - 13 5 (9:49)  West Midlands
Yorkshire and Humber 6 7 (6:39)  Yorkshire and Humber
Total posts 65 - 81 76  
Overall ratio   8 (76:606)  

 Proportion of applicants by applicant group eligible: offered

2018: 76 posts Eligible Offered  
Medics not in Foundation 241 33 14%
Medics in Foundation 51 4 8%
Other professional background 314 39 12%

 Competition ratios - pre 2018

Programme Competition ratios 2011 - 2017 data -   Ratio (posts: eligible first choice applications) [2017 data in brackets]
DMS Posts in the Defence Medical Services are open only to currently serving officers
East Midlands 4 (41:179); 5 [5:27)
East of England 5 (52:252); 5 [5:26] 
London and South East SW London, Surrey & Sussex: 8 (36:276); 8 [6:45];
SE London & Kent: 7 (36:249); 8 [6:45];
North London: 24 (28:640); 18 [6:108]                         
North East 8 (23:175); 8 [4:33]
North West Cumbria/Lancs: 3 (23:52); 1 [4:4];
Cheshire/Merseyside: 8 (22:176); 9 [4:36];
Gt Manchester: 8 (22:176); 10 [3:30]
Scotland 7 (25:184); 9 [5:44]
South West 6 (32:187); 6 [6:38]
Thames Valley 7 (23:160); 8 [3:24]
Wales 6 (18:110); 10 [2:19]
Wessex 4 (25:121); 10 [3:29]
West Midlands 6 (57:318); 4 [11:47]
Yorkshire and Humber 6 (37:221); 8 [4:33]
Overall ratio 7 (500:3476); 8 [77:588]

 

Proportion of applicants by applicant group eligible: offered

2017: 77 posts

Eligible

Offered

 

Medics not in Foundation

199

34

17%

Medics in Foundation

70

6

9%

Other professional background

320

37

12%

 

2016: 68 posts

Eligible

Offered

 

Medics not in Foundation

190

24

13%

Medics in Foundation

73

10

14%

Other professional background

333

34

10%

 

 2015: 86 posts

Eligible

Offered

 

Medics not in Foundation

194

30

16%

Medics in Foundation

68

10

15%

Other professional background

350

46

13%

 

2014: 78 posts

Eligible

Offered

 

Medics not in Foundation

146

25

17%

Medics in Foundation

42

18

43%

Other professional background

320

37

14%

 

2013: 80 posts

Eligible

Offered

 

Medics not in Foundation

150

25

17%

Medics in Foundation

41

18

44%

Other professional background

319

37

12%

 

2012: 58 posts

Eligible

Offered

 

Medics not in Foundation

131

16

12%

Medics in Foundation

56

9

16%

Other professional background

312

31

10%

   

Useful Documents

NOW INCLUDES UPDATED ESSENTIAL GUIDANCE - FAQs FOR 2019. PLEASE NOTE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES CONCERNING WHAT WILL BE COUNTED AS WORK EXPERIENCE SO CAREFUL PERUSAL OF THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT IS RECOMMENDED. 

Essential Guidance - FAQs
Reasonable Adjustment Guidance
Assessment centre - comfort aids list

  

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