Key Contacts 

Training Programme Director for Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM): Dr Sophia Davies 

Head of School of Medicine: Dr Kathy Woolson

Deputy Dean for Medicine: Dr Jon Francis

Education Programme Manager: Naomi Mallinson

NHS England, South West (Peninsula) supervises all postgraduate medical specialist training in the Devon region for Genito-urinary Medicine.

Information about the Specialty 

The training programme is four years in length and includes IM Stage 2. Time out in approved overseas posts is possible and can count towards CCT.

Plymouth is the current training site, although these posts have recently been revised to provide full training at one site, avoiding the need for disturbance of domicile during the training period. Both units provide training in general GU Medicine and HIV and a range of subspecialty interests including genital dermatology, genital pain and psychosexual medicine.

The Areas around the unit Plymouth are of outstanding natural beauty, offering moorland and coastal environments, a wide variety of urban or village accommodation and extensive opportunities for sporting and other activities. Both cities have a mix of historic and modern areas, and there are frequent rail and air links to London and ferries to France and Northern Spain from Plymouth.

Annual Assessment Information

Trainees undertaking Higher Specialist Training are required to have an annual assessment (ARCP). By clicking on the your specialty you will find the requirements for your assessment. The checklists are by no means exhaustive and it is advised that you communicate with your Training Programme Director or Educational Supervisor for more detailed requirement information once you have been scheduled for an assessment Please use these checklists as a guide when preparing for your assessment. Its is your responsibility to check what is expected of you and prepare accordingly. The JRCPTB website is an invaluable source of assessment information.

The Training Hospitals

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust


Related Sites

JRCPTB Website - Genito-urinary Medicine