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Training matrix

To ensure a consistent approach to assessment and progression through training, the RCOG has developed a matrix of educational progression.

The matrix provides guidance on all aspects of training, both clinical and non-clinical, for each year of training. The matrix is updated annually in consultation with the Heads of School.

 

Training matrix
Training matrix 2017-18 [PDF]

The training matrix of educational progression provides guidance on all aspects of training, both clinical and non-clinical, for each year of training.

Updates 2017-18

The following changes to the RCOG Training Matrix have been made for 2017-2018:

  1. Formative (ST3/4/5/6) and Summative (ST5/7) OSATs
    Changes in the explanation of "operative laparoscopy" in order to clarify the surgical level required:
    1. "Operative laparoscopy (e.g. laparoscopic sterilisation/simple adnexal surgery)" becomes "Simple Operative Laparoscopy (laparoscopic sterilisation or simple adnexal surgery e.g. adhesiolysis/ovarian drilling)"
    2. "Operative laparoscopy (e.g. ectopic pregnancy/simple adnexal surgery)" becomes "Intermediate Operative Laparoscopy (e.g.ectopic pregnancy/ ovarian cystectomy/ salpingectomy/oophorectomy)"
  1. Addition of Formative OSAT for 3rd Degree Perineal Repair in ST3
  2. Addition of Formative OSAT for Rotational assisted vaginal delivery (any method) for ST4
  3. Addition of Formative OSAT for Simulation Training - Basic Laparoscopy Skills in ST2 (if not achieved in ST1 for trainees commencing ST1 Aug 2016 onwards)

 

Download the Training Matrix 2017-18 (PDF)