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ATSM: Fetal medicine (2018)

The fetal medicine (2018) ATSM is designed to prepare you for dealing with congenital abnormalities detected during pregnancy, including the organisation and supervision of screening programmes for structural and chromosomal anomalies.

Updates to the obstetric ATSMs, April 2018: The GMC has approved revisions to the obstetric ATSMs, which take effect from 1 April 2018. Find out more about the changes and how they affect you.


Curriculum and course syllabus

This ATSM has a work intensity score of 2.0.

You will be able to undertake the ASM in Safe Practice in Abortion Care as an optional module if you wish to do so.

  • On completion of this ASM, you will receive a certificate for the ASM which states the gestational age threshold to which the skills have been acquired.
  • As this ASM is an optional module, non-completion won't affect certification of the Fetal Medicine ATSM (2018).


Conferences and courses


Workplace-based assessments (WPBAs)

For guidance on how WPBAs work, please go to the workplace-based assessments page.


You have to be competent in the following (click on the bullet point for full details):


Log of experience

The log of experience is designed to help you monitor your clinical experience and record your training. You don’t need to submit this log to the RCOG, but your School may want to see evidence of your experience. You can develop your own spreadsheet if you prefer.

Keep this log of experience in your Training ePortfolio. Record your training in as much detail as possible, for your own benefit as well as for your ATSM Preceptor and deanery.


Find out more

If you need any help or advice, please email the Trainees' Coordinator at or call +44 20 7772 6348.


Elsewhere on the site

Assessment of training
Information about sign-off of competencies, workplace-based assessments, ARCPs and more
Resources and support for trainees
Training guidelines, advice, useful resources and sources of support for trainees