In the final two years of training, Trainee doctors still have to complete two Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSMs) OR one subspecialty programme to be eligible for CCT.
Each ATSM (apart from Medical Education) and Advanced Skills Module (ASM) is included in the Clinical Expert PI, and contains CiPs that are almost exclusively clinical. This is because the Trainee is also completing the core curriculum, which contains all the necessary generic professional skills a CCT holder will need. The trainee undertaking ATSMs OR subspecialty training needs to ensure that the evidence for the generic skills in the core curriculum are commensurate with the generic skills for the relevant ATSM OR subspecialty.
The APM Clinical Research and ATSM Medical Education are included in the Researcher, Scholar and Educator PI.
The number of CiPs within each ATSM and subspecialty varies, and ranges between 2–17.
Each ATSM/ASM curriculum contains the knowledge criteria and list of procedures specific to that curriculum. The content of the ATSM/ASM curricula and the knowledge criteria are substantively the same as in the current curricula.
Each subspecialty curriculum contains the knowledge criteria, list of procedures and matrix of progression specific to the subspecialty curriculum. The content of the subspecialty curricula and the knowledge criteria are substantively the same as in the current subspecialty curricula.
There are a number of procedural skills in each ATSM/ASM/subspecialty programme in which a Trainee must become proficient to the level expected by the end of training. Trainees must be able to outline the indications for these procedures and recognise the importance of valid informed consent, and of requesting for help when appropriate.
For all practical procedures, the Trainee must be able to recognise complications and respond appropriately if they arise, including calling for help from colleagues in other specialties when necessary. Trainees will be able to record their procedures in the new Training ePortfolio.
In September we held a Curriculum Training Day for Subspecialty Trainers. Presentations from the training day are available below:
- Curriculum 2019: A new core curriculum for obstetrics & gynaecology by Dr Alastair Campbell
- Subspecialty Training 2019 by Dr Alec McEwan.
See also the Advanced Training Matrix for ST6/7 moving to 2019 Core Curriculum and the Advanced Training Matrix for ST6/7 staying on 2013 Core Curriculum.