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Competition ratios for Scientist Training Programme 2021 direct entry posts

The following data provides evidence of how many applications there were, per post, for each of the specialisms.

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Applicants for the STP 2021 intake were only allowed to apply to 1 specialism. This was altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the recruitment process to the programme that year.

Specialism Number of applications Number of direct entry posts Competition ratio
Andrology 13 2 6.5
Audiology 119 15 7.9
Cancer Genomics 388 14 27.7
Cardiac Science 601 38 15.8
Clinical Biochemistry 822 31 26.5
Clinical Bioinformatics (Genomics) 174 6 29.0
Clinical Bioinformatics (Health Informatics) 36 7 5.1
Clinical Bioinformatics (Physical Sciences) 29 4 7.3
Clinical Engineering 232 20 11.6
Clinical Immunology 310 7 44.3
Clinical Pharmaceutical Science 272 12 22.7
Critical Care Science 80 7 11.4
Gastrointestinal Physiology 21 1 21.0
Genomic Counselling (formerly Genetic Counselling) 484 14 34.6
Genomics (formerly Genetics) 403 15 26.9
Haematology and Transfusion Science 114 2 57.0
Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics 73 7 10.4
Medical Physics 640 68 9.4
Microbiology 509 8 63.6
Neurophysiology 334 6 55.7
Reconstructive Science 32 5 6.4
Reproductive Science 353 9 39.2
Respiratory and Sleep Sciences 128 8 16.0
Vascular Science 79 14 5.6

Last updated on 13th August 2021

  • STP Recruitment
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  • 2021