Introduction: Recruitment to Paediatric Senior House Officer (SHO) posts has traditionally been undertaken by each individual hospital trust. This study looks at a regional recruitment process.
Methods: Shortlisting was carried out in a single day marking application forms according to set criteria. A 3 station interview was used.
Results: Reliability for both shortlisting and interviews was high (G co-efficients > or = 0.8).
Discussion: This regional recruitment process for SHOs showed high reliability and is a model applicable to all specialties.