Widening Access to Specialty Training (WAST) Scheme

The Widening Widening Access to Specialty Training (WAST) scheme is ideal for doctors wanting to become a GP or Psychiatrist in England as it provides an opportunity to work for a year in England while receiving clinical exposure and regular teaching that will help to improve the skills and competences required for admission to specialty training through the national selection processes.

The Widening Access to Specialty Training (WAST) Scheme is a 12 month programme based in England that will typically involve:
  • Up to 12 months in acute hospital specialties with potentially 4-6 months in psychiatry
  • 2 week taster session in a GP practice
  • Taster sessions in a mental health setting if required

Rolling start dates are offered, typically February and August of each year. Selection is via a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) and an interview.


Why choose MCQbank to help you in your WAST exam preparation?

Our SJTs for medical students have proven very popular amongst WAST applicants as they are pitched at the right level for the exam both in content and difficulty. 

SJTs are our speciality - we have over 10 years experience in writing SJTs and we have built up an excellent reputation for offering high quality questions with excellent feedback.

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