In the last two years of the training programme, trainees undertake subspecialty training or Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSMs) to develop the high-level skills they will need for a consultant post in their specialist area of interest. The four subspecialty curricula are listed below.
This section of the website brings together everything you need to know about subspecialty training:
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.
There is also a generic subspecialty curriculum which applies to all subspecialties and should be completed alongside your specific subspecialty curriculum. The generic subspecialty curriculum covers non-clinical skills such as communication, teamworking, leadership, clinical governance and so on.
For information about how the competencies will be signed off, please read the explanation of sign-off of competency acquisition and the guidance on sign-off by ‘other methodologies’ (OM).
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:
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If you have any questions about subspecialty training that aren’t answered on the website, please email the Advanced Training Assistant or call +44 20 7772 6271.