When a new curriculum and assessment system is introduced, the GMC requires all trainees to transfer to it within two years of its implementation. Trainees working less than full time or out of programme will not be exempt from transferring to the new curriculum. The only exception to this requirement are trainees in their final year of training at the time a new curriculum is introduced. They may remain on the ‘old’ curriculum. This requirement to change curriculum means that trainees will be trained and assessed against the most recent standards for the specialty.
3 Feb 2021