Why are the curriculum changes taking place?
What does the current Genitourinary medicine (GUM) curriculum train you in?
What are the main differences between the current GUM curriculum and the new one?
a) Dual accreditation with Internal Medicine (IM)
b) The use of CiPs to help doctors to better understand what is expected of them in their training programme to enable reliable, holistic decisions to be made about their suitability to progress. The large number of detailed competencies in the 2016 curriculum will be replaced by the eight specialty CiPs below:
- Managing patients with non-complex GUM health presentations in out-patient or community settings
- Managing patients with complex GUM/contraception presentations in a specialist out-patient or community setting
- Providing specialist care for individuals living with HIV in an out-patient or community setting
- Providing specialist care for individuals with diagnosed HIV/AIDS in a hospital in-patient setting
- Delivering interventions to prevent transmission of HIV, other BBVs and STIs
- Supporting early detection of STIs and HIV in all settings
- Safeguarding of public health and delivering sexual health/HIV services and information for specific populations in a range of settings
- Ability to successfully lead, manage and work with specialist service commissioning in acute and community settings
c) Updated public health and epidemiology section
d) Requirement for punch biopsy procedural skill to be recommended rather than mandatory
e) Obtaining the DFSRH and letters of competence in intrauterine techniques (LoC IUT) and subdermal contraceptive implants (SDI) to become recommended not mandatory requirements
Who is eligible to apply for the new GUM/IM training pathway?
How much time will need to be spent training in IM as part of the new GUM curriculum?
Will HIV inpatient care still be a requirement of the new GUM curriculum?
When is the new curriculum likely to be implemented?
I am currently a trainee in GUM. Can I become dually accredited in IM?
- completion of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in GUM and then starting another specialty programme, incorporating dual training with GIM, to gain outstanding competencies and claim credit for competencies already attained, or vice versa.
- OR current trainees can seek to show equivalence to obtaining a GIM CCT via the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) route. This involves further training in GIM and recognition of competencies already achieved. A mapping document has been produced to help with this.