This section of the website brings together everything you need to know about the O&G training curriculum.

For general information about specialty training in O&G, including information about assessment, sign-off of competencies, training guidelines and advice and support for trainees, please visit the postgraduate training section of the site.

About the curriculum

The RCOG curriculum is approved by the General Medical Council (GMC). It consists of:

Progression through the training programme

Trainees progress through the programme as follows:

For information about how your progression through training will be monitored and assessed, please visit the assessment and progression through training section of the site.

What's on the website?

Each section of the site provides everything you need to know about that area of the curriculum, including:

  • Full details of the curriculum:
    – Knowledge criteria
    – Clinical competences
    – Professional skills and attitudes
    – Training support options
    – Evidence and assessment requirements
  • Any assessment forms and tools
  • Information about registration for training, delivery of training and assessment
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Contact details at the RCOG

Curriculum feedback and development

The curriculum has been developed by practising obstetricians and gynaecologists with tremendous input from specialist societies within O&G and related fields.

The Curriculum Committee continually reviews the content of the curriculum in response to gradual changes in practice, so we greatly appreciate constructive feedback. Please email us with your comments and suggestions.

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