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Advanced Training Committee

Meeting dates (14.00 start)


  • Friday 8 February 2019
  • Friday 5 July 2019
  • Friday 8 November 2019


Reporting mechanism

The Advanced Training Committee reports to Specialty Education Advisory Committee.


  • Ensure the overall ATSM programme (in the UK) and the overseas Advanced Fellowship Programme (AFP) supports the development of specialist skills and knowledge allowing trained doctors to offer the highest quality of patient care, both in the UK and internationally.
  • Be responsible for the development of new Advanced Professional Modules (APMs)
  • Be responsible for developing policy, procedure and regulations for all ATSMs, AFPs and APMs (pre-, post-CCT and overseas) as follows:
    • (a) Approval and validation of new ATSMs, AFPs and APMs;
    • (b) Review the suitability of existing ATSMs so that they may be undertaken post-CCT and overseas;
    • (c) QA processes for all ATSMs, AFPs and APMs to include feedback from trainers, trainees, trained doctors, employers, and patients.

Develop strategy and ensure coherence for new ATSM, AFPs and APMs development and to support short life subgroups as required to undertake specific tasks with appropriate representation from other committees, e.g. Academic Board and specialist societies

Revise ATSMs that fulfill the needs of both pre-CCT and post-CCT doctors, including ATSMs suitable for overseas implementation overseas

Provide evidence of review and quality control required by the GMC relating to ATSMs/APMs both pre- and post-CCT. The Committee will work to the curriculum standards defined by the GMC.

Ensure that the content of all ATSMs/APMs remain coherent and relevant to other elements of the approved curriculum with emphasis on the relationship between the core, intermediate, advanced, academic and subspecialty training requirements and to continuing professional development purposes.

Respond to requests for ATSMs/APMs to be changed in accordance with changes in practice to reflect modern developments in UK practice and oversee the necessary submissions to GMC.

Work with other College committees (including Specialty Education Advisory Committee, Core Curriculum Committee, Academic Board, Subspecialty Committee, Specialist Societies Committee, Trainees’ Committee and Professional Development Committee, Education Resources Adviser) to allow an integrated approach across all aspects of the curriculum and programme with ATSM/APM.

Supported by the eLearning team, to be responsible for the quality assurance process for online ATSM resources on StratOG.


Frequency of meetings

3 times a year


Administrative support

Specialty Education and Training Department




Mrs Sarah Reynolds FRCOG


Role Member
Vice President, Education Professor Janice Rymer
Curriculum Advisor Dr Paul Moran
RCOG ATSM Officer Dr Judith Moore
Representative from Specialty Education Advisory Committee Dr Mary Murnaghan
Representative from Subspecialty Committee Dr Joanne Bailey
Trainees’ Committee representative (ST6–7) Dr Natalie Brown and Dr Abigail Langrish
Women’s Network representative Ms Maria Clark
Senior Director of Education, RCOG Ms Kim Scrivener


ATSM Directors

A full list of ATSM Directors with contact details is available on this page under ATSMs.


Elsewhere on the site

2019 meeting dates
Dates for all committee meetings, exams, admission ceremonies and dinners in 2019
College governance
See full details of the RCOG’s governance structure