What is the purpose of the PYA?

The PYA exists to ensure that trainees are meeting the standards set by the curriculum  through a meeting between the trainee and those responsible for writing the curriculum. It allows trainees to review their own progress with a representative of their specialty who is external from the local deanery and discuss their development against the entirety of the curriculum. It is also an opportunity to discuss future opportunities both for remaining training periods and with a view on post-training work.