Training Programme Director for Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM): Dr Sophia Davies
Education Programme Manager: Naomi Mallinson
Education programme coordinator: Kayleigh Merry
Health Education South West (Peninsula) supervises all postgraduate medical specialist training in the Devon and Cornwall region for Genito-urinary Medicine.
Information about the Specialty
The training programme is four years in length. Time out in approved overseas posts is possible and can count towards CCT.
Plymouth and Truro are the two sites involved, 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 units in Truro and 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 (SpR or ST3+) 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 detailled 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.
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