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In the last 2 years of medical training, doctors undertake subspecialty training or Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSMs).
This chapter of the training programme is designed to develop the high-level skills they will need for a consultant post in their specialist area of interest.
Training and research overview
The subspecialty training programme in obstetrics and gynaecology is a minimum 3-year training programme that comprises:
- A minimum of 2 years of clinical training
- 12 months of dedicated research
The clinical training programme is competence based and the time needed to complete it will depend on your own abilities and the opportunities you have to complete the curriculum.
The aim of the research component of subspecialty training is to ensure you can design and execute a high-quality research study. If you’ve undertaken research before starting the subspecialty programme, this can be taken into account.
If the Subspecialty Committee grants you research exemption, you’ll just need to complete a minimum of 2 years of clinical training. For more information, please read the guidance on the research component of subspecialty training.
The Subspecialty Training Programme Supervisor (STPS) is responsible for overseeing the subspecialty training programme and ensuring you attain the relevant competences. For more information, please read the STPS job description.
The available subspecialties are listed below. Each link provides everything you need to know about training in that subspecialty: curriculum, logbooks, assessment forms and any other relevant information.
Resources for trainers
Resources to help trainers deliver the subspecialty training programme are available in the ‘Resources & support for trainers’ section of the site, and include:
- How to apply/re-apply for subspecialty training centre recognition
- How deaneries should manage subspecialty training and trainees
- Assessment principles for subspecialty trainees in O&G
Find out more
General information about subspecialty training
- How to apply for subspecialty training
- How subspecialty training is assessed
- The research component of subspeciality training
- Undertaking subspecialty training as OOPT (out of programme training) in another deanery
- RCOG guidance for subspecialty training on-call commitments and out of hours work (OOH)
Subspecialty training and ATSMs
Acting up as a consultant
Courses and events
If you have any questions about subspecialty training that aren’t answered on the website, please email the Advanced Training Coordinator at email@example.com or call +44 20 7045 6789.