Statistics from 2009 for the free centre show referrals to MTAS
increased by 70% in the first six months of the year.
In accordance with the complexity of MTAS
, a series of convoluted abbreviations has been invented in order to confuse this exercise.
The Review Group modified "the basic architecture" of MTAS
, affecting the interview process.
She said a review of the MTAS
system had shown that "criminal offences may have been committed" with regard to the site.
The BMA's chairman, James Johnson, quit his post in May after getting into trouble over MTAS
Following the catastrophic failure of the MTAS
online system, and concerns that many of the brightest and the best had not been short-listed, all junior doctors who had applied were offered one 30-minute rescue interview.
Brenda Green, from Knowsley joined campaign group Mums4Medics to support her daughter Natalie, a junior doctor applying for training posts through MTAS
Further information on the MTAS
declaration inquiry and a copy of the ACCC MTAS
Declaration Inquiry Final Decision are available on the ACCC s website.
There was further upset last week when Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt announced that the use of computer-based MTAS
to assess the merits of candidates was being abandoned for the second round of job interviews.
stands for the Medical Training Application Service - an online application system designed to allow juniors to apply centrally for training rotations.
has come in for heavy criticism from junior doctors and senior medics, who have branded it unfair.
is a wholesale service that mobile network operators offer each other so that calls on different networks can be connected.