I'm hoping you're being sarcastic saying neurosurgery is the second easiest surgical speciality to get into It's usually around 1000 applicants a year for 5/6/7 posts (I was told anyway). By not having a second set of selection, that means it's run-through training right i.e get into ST1 and you don't have to 're-apply' for ST3?Actually, neurosurgery is the second easiest to get into after MaxFax (in which you need a dentistry degree too).
I'm not sure if this data applies just to my area or the whole of the UK. Either way, it's one of the easier surgical specialities to get into and currently there's no second set of selection.
That said, I'm interested in it, so get lost
Sorry, I came across as a bit of a prick there (glad I phrased that sentence right ) It does seem a very interesting speciality, is plastic surgery by any chance the most competitive ? I thought that was the case with neurosurgery being run through! Anywhere you can find that leaflet online? What's ABM trust, is that Swansea's trust?The stats in a leaflet I read (Called something like "Your Surgical Career" or something) said otherwise. While there is still much competition it doesn't seem as bad as the others. I'll try and find it so I can quote the proper stats, link people to it and know if it only counts for the ABM trust.
And yea, at the moment (again, according to my trusty leaflet) you don't have to re-apply.
Notice I'm in wales and there's nothing more the WAG likes to do than publish their own stuff It may not apply to England. I'll try and find out for you.