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:
- Core specialty training modules
- Basic and advanced ultrasound modules
- Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSMs)
- Subspecialty curricula
- Academic curriculum
- Undergraduate curriculum
- Foundation year module
Progression through the training programme
Trainees progress through the programme as follows:
- Undergraduates and foundation year doctors can choose to complete the O&G and women's health modules before entering the postgraduate specialty training programme
- All specialty trainees in O&G need to complete the core specialty training modules and the basic ultrasound modules
- In the last 2 years of the programme, trainees undertake Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSMs) or subspecialty training to develop the high-level skills they need for a consultant post in their specialist areas of interest
- Depending on their choice of ATSMs or subspecialty training, some trainees will need to complete the intermediate ultrasound modules
- Trainees interested in an academic research career complete the academic curriculum alongside the clinical curriculum
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.