National Oral Surgery STR Recruitment.

Important Information

For information about how COVID-19 is affecting Medical and Dental recruitment, please see the Information for Trainees and FAQs pages:



The national Recruitment Office for Oral Surgery Specialty Training is Health Education England - Yorkshire and the Humber. We are recruiting to posts across the United Kingdom. All posts have the required educational and Dean’s approval.

Applications open at 10:00 on 21st January 2020 and close at 16:00 on 11th February 2020.  The interviews will take place over two days in Leeds on 6th and 7th May 2020.  Applicants submit one application electronically for all vacancies via the Oriel recruitment portal. A brief summary of the recruitment process is provided below, but please refer to the Applicant Handbook for a full guide.

In order to assess your suitability for Oral Surgery Specialty Training please refer to the national Person Specifications on the COPDEND website.


Candidate Webinar

On 22 October 2020, The MDRS senior team held a webinar to address questions from candidates applying to all specialties in 2021 as well as offering guidance and advice. We recommend all candidates watch this in addition to reading the guidance. Please do note that the information was correct at the time of it being presented. the webinar can be found here.



The indicative number of vacancies for each region are listed below. For information about the posts in each region please follow the links below to view the Local HEE Office / Deanery websites:

A breakdown of vacancies will be displayed below when available.

PLEASE NOTE:- The number of preferences a candidate receives in Oriel may be different to the number of vacancies. This is because some Preferences will have more than 1 vacancy. 



All preferences are to be confirmed and will be published when available. 

Local Office / Deanery

Indicative Vacancies

Post Information / Job Description

East Midlands 0 N/A
East of England 0 N/A
London & the South East 3

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North East 0 N/A
North West 1 Click to download
Scotland 1 Click to view
South West 1

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Wales 0 N/A
Thames Valley & Wessex 1 (Part time 60%) Click to view
West Midlands 0 N/A
Yorkshire and the Humber 1 Click to download

 All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change 

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for Oral Surgery will follow the timeline below:


Time and Date

Applications Open 10:00 on 21st January 2020
Application Deadline 16:00 on 11th February 2020
Interviews 6th and 7th May 2020
Initial Offers Released           by 17:00 on 28th May 2020
Holding Deadline 13:00 on 4th June 2020
Upgrade Deadline 16:00 on 11th June 2020
Additional Information