As with your application, once your interview has been completed, feedback on your interview assessment and application status will be available. This will take place in the following stages.

Appointability status and ranking

Once all scores for your specialty's interviews have been confirmed and uploaded to Oriel, you will be emailed by the Physician Specialty Recruitment Office with the following information:

  • Whether or not you have been deemed appointable and can be in consideration for an offer.
  • Notification that feedback regarding your interview performance has been released to your Oriel account; this will include your:
    • scores for each of the interview questions
    • 'raw' interview score
    • total score used for ranking
    • ranking, for those who are appointable.


Those meeting the appointability criteria and who are still in contention for the specialty will subsequently be contacted by the region managing the specialty with the outcome of the first round of offers, this will either be:  

  • you will be made an offer in accordance with your rank and preferences

  • you will be notified that you are appointable but cannot be offered one of your programme preferences at that stage and so have been placed on the reserve list should candidates ranked higher reject their offer.

The timing of offers is determined by the lead region for each specialty, the offers section of the website has more detail about this stage. 

Additional feedback

At a later stage there are two further areas of feedback that will be released; the timing will be noted in the outcome of interviews email: 

  • A graph detailing the distribution of scores for each specialty will be published under the 'data' tab in the relevant specialty's page. This will include average scores and the ratio of appointable candidates. Data for previous years can also be viewed.
  • Feedback of the interviewer comments from your interview will be emailed to all interviewed candidates; the anticipated timing of this will be included on the timeline for the round. There is no need to request this feedback. Interviewers will be using tablets to score candidates and make notes and so this will be a word for word transcription of the comments written by each one.

In some cases you may be asked to provide some documentation to allow your application to progress. This can either be because:

  • You did not bring it to interview - in which case you will told on the day what is required and when you must return it. In many cases there will be a form given to you clarifying this information.

  • It is an additional requirement not requested at interview - an example of this could be an essential eligibility requirement not required at time of interview. You will be contacted to inform what it is, when it is required and where to send it. In most cases this will not apply prior to offer.

Regardless of why you are being asked to supply the document, it is very important that you meet the deadline required; failure to do so could result in your withdrawal or you being unable to take up a post.

You may be eligible to claim reasonable expenses for your travel to ST3 interviews. Candidates must ensure that they travel to their interview in the most cost effective manner and claims must be submitted no later than 28 calendar days after the interview.

There is a policy regarding candidate expenses detailing the principles of reimbursing expenses and the limits on claims. This is a national policy which covers all specialty recruitment across the UK; the policy and details about how to register and make a claim via the expenses system are located in the resource bank of the MDRS website.