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Ultrasound training

Ultrasound is integral to the clinical practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

The RCOG has pioneered the introduction, and formalised assessment, of ultrasound as a core procedural skill in its postgraduate curriculum. Our ultrasound guidance document on RCOG eLearning explains how ultrasound training sits within the 2019 Core Curriculum.


For general information about ultrasound training, please Ultrasound training: introduction, which includes:

To see what resources are available to support your ultrasound training, please visit the ultrasound training resources page


View a list of RCOG conferences and courses suitable for ultrasound skills.


Ultrasound skills within the 2019 Curriculum


Transabdominal ultrasound examination of early pregnancy (mandatory)

Ultrasound examination of early pregnancy complications (optional)

Ultrasound examination in gynaecology (non-pregnant patient) (optional)

Find details for all skills in the ultrasound guidance on RCOG eLearning


Transabdominal ultrasound examination in later pregnancy (mandatory)

Transabdominal ultrasound examination of biometry in later pregnancy (formative – mandatory, summative – optional)*

Transabdominal ultrasound examination of fetal anatomy in later pregnancy (optional)*

Transvaginal examination in later pregnancy (optional)

Find details for all skills in the ultrasound guidance on RCOG eLearning


Previous versions of the Ultrasound modules

View details of previous versions of the Ultrasound modules.


Resources for trainers

Information for trainers about how to supervise, deliver and assess ultrasound training is available in the trainers’ resources section of the site.


Find out more

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


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