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Transition to SITMs August 2024

From 7 August 2024, the RCOG will be launching the revised and updated special interest training modules (SITMs). ATSMs will no longer be available for registration from this date, however trainees who have already started ATSM(s) can continue to complete their ATSM(s) and it will count towards CCT. This is subject to being able to complete the commenced ATSM within the two-year transition period by August 2026.

Trainees who will be commencing their ST6 training from August 2024 and onwards will not be eligible to register for ATSMs and must undertake the SITMs.

The revised and updated SITM curricula can be viewed here. We recommend trainees commencing ST6 from August 2024 and onwards contact their SITM Directors for localised guidance on training options. Find your SITM (ATSM) Director contact details.

Further information on how the implementation of the SITMs will impact your training and the choices available to you can be found on our implementation and transition webpage.

Further information regarding the SITM application process and the fee structure will be available in the coming months.

In the last 2 years of the training programme, trainees undertake Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSMs) or subspecialty training to develop the high-level skills they will need for a consultant post in their specialist area of interest.

Advanced Training 2019 Final GMC Approved

This is the Definitive Document for the Advanced Training Curricula, which contains full details of all the Advanced Training Skills Modules, Advanced Skills Modules and Advanced Professional Modules. Please use this document as a reference point.

Guidance documents to support the new Advanced Training Curriculum are embedded in the ePortfolio, and are also available on RCOG Learning.

Please also see the Training Matrix of educational progression.

The Clinical Research APM is available on page 176 of the Advanced Training Definitive Document.

It is envisaged that other generic professional modules will be developed in the future.

Advanced curriculum guidance

See our guidance documents (on RCOG eLearning website) developed to support the new advanced curriculum.

For general information about ATSMs, please read the introduction to ATSMs, which includes:

For ATSM course requirements, please read the RCOG’s guidance on ATSM courses

For answers to frequently asked questions about ATSMs, please read the ATSM FAQs

For ATSMs and subspecialty training, please read the ATSM and subspecialty training FAQs

View a list of RCOG conferences and courses suitable for the theoretical elements of the ATSM.

Contact us

If you have any questions about ATSMs that aren't answered on the website, please email or call +44 20 7772 6348

Assessment and progression through training

Information about sign-off of competencies, workplace-based assessments, ARCPs and more