IMT Recruitment website updated for 2020 recruitment

The IMT website has just had an update of information to be relevant to 2020 recruitment. Additionally, we have published the Applicants’ Guide for round 1, which can be downloaded from the document library.

The website has detailed information to help you throughout the process, whilst the guide gives a summary to IMT recruitment and is a good starting point for those who want an overview first.

Interview dates for most regions have been published to the dates & posts section of the website; provisional programme numbers will be published in the run up to the application opening date of 10am on Thursday 7 November. This information will be updated as and when it is received from each region.

If you cannot find the answer to a query, we have published lots of FAQs to answer the most common queries but if you need further help please contact us.

Changes to application scoring

Included in the refresh of the website is an update of the application scoring system, which is reviewed every year, taking into account feedback received during the previous year. The scoring matrix is largely the same as previous years but there have been some new options added and changes to the points available in some domains. Additionally, we would like to highlight the following:

  • Achievements scored in multiple domains - previously the guidance forbade claiming for one achievement in two different domains, eg winning a poster for a presentation could only be claimed as a poster or a presentation but not both. This has now been changed so you are allowed to claim for the same source work in multiple areas, provided that you meet the criteria and guidance for each. The only exception is that you cannot claim for any presentations or posters relating to quality improvement in the presentations section; this is because the quality improvement section accounts for presenting results in that section.
  • Leadership and management - the scoring system has been expanded to include options for voluntary leadership and management roles held in a non-medical capacity; the role must meet the other criteria required in this section.
  • Prizes/awards - options for postgraduate regional and local prizes related to medicine have been included; previously all options except national prizes related purely to the primary medical qualification.

In most cases we will not be able to offer any guidance beyond that in the application scoring section of the website and the applying FAQs section and all applicants should refer to the website when completing this section of the application form.

Where you are unsure which option to choose, our general guidance is to read the website and use your professional judgement to select the highest one on the list that you feel you can justify between the text you will supply on the application form and the evidence you will bring to interview; interviewers are aware that the scoring matrix will not cover all options and provided that your selection and justification is reasonable assessment will not be overly stringent.