Postgraduate Training Pathway
The GMC-approved postgraduate training
for otolaryngology is available here online.
Trainees complete either themed or generic
surgical training at ST1 and ST2 level and enter otolaryngology
training at ST3 level.*
Length of training
The indicative time frames for each stage are
- The initial stage of training in the specialty of ORL: 2
- The final stage of training in the specialty of ORL: 4 - 5
- The special interest training in the specialty of ORL surgery:
1- 2 years.
Giving an overall predicted length of training
of 7 - 8 years for the majority of trainees entering the
MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.
Entry to ST3 also requires successful completion of MRCS or
equivalent at time of application.
person specifications for otolaryngology are available.
* This information is correct at the time
of writing. Full and accurate details of training pathways
are available from medical royal colleges, deaneries or the