Below is the overall timetable for the national recruitment round.

Dates subject to change

Whist we do not expect the timelines published to change, please be aware that this can never be guaranteed. As such, you are advised to check this page periodically.

Changes to any of the stages of the timeline will be reflected immediately on this page, as well as noted in a news item where considered necessary.

Timeline for 2021 IMY3 recruitment 
Applications open Thursday 1 October - Thursday 29 October 2020
Longlisting Until Thursday 12 November 2020
Confirmation of ranking for offers By Wednesday 13 January 2021
Confirmation of posts Wednesday 13 January 2021
Programme preferences Monday 18 January - Monday 25 January 2021
First Offers W/C 25 January 2021
Offers updates and recycling W/C 25 January - Late April 2021
Holding deadline* Tuesday 11 May 2021 (1pm UK time)
Upgrade deadline*

Wednesday 12 May 2021 (4pm UK time)

Final offers* Friday 14 May 2021
Allocation to programme May 2021
Clearing (if required) Late May 2021
* Dates have changed from the end of April in line with national timetable changes for higher specialty recruitment.