ST2 Training Matrix

Listed below you will find the RCOG training requirements for progression into the next year of training.  Although numbers are given for a number of the requirements, it is really good if you get more than the minimum number listed.  It is also a good idea to complete these assessments over the course of the year and not all in April…

The full training matrix can be found here.

Curriculum progression (as evidenced in the log book on the ePortfolio)Completion of basic competencies (the white boxes in the log book)
Clinical skillsInitially 1st on call
Develop competencies in readiness to be 2nd on call by end of ST2
ExaminationPart 1 MRCOG
Formative OSATs (SLE) showing evidence of training since last ARCPHysteroscopy
Laparoscopy
Basic ultrasound scanning with relevant OSATs
At least 3 summative OSATs confirming competence by more than one assessor (can be achieved prior to the specified year)Caesarean section (basic)
Non-rotational assisted vaginal delivery (ventouse)
Non-rotational assisted vaginal delivery (forceps)
Fetal blood sampling
Surgical management of miscarriage
Manual removal of placenta
Evidence of at least one consultant observed summative OSAT for each item confirming continuing competency since last ARCPPerineal repair
Mini-CEX8 (mix of obs and gynae cases)
CbDs8 (mix of obs and gynae cases)
Reflective practice8 (mix of obs and gynae cases)
Simulation training1 formative OSAT - basic laparoscopy skills (if not achieved in ST1)
Regional teachingAttendance at regional teaching programme as per regional guidelines
Obligatory coursesBasic ultrasound
3rd degree tear course
Specific courses required as per curriculum to be able to complete basic competencies
Resilience course e.g. STEP-UP for those starting ST1 from August 2016 onwards
Team Observation (TO1) formsTO1s at least twice per year as per RCOG recommendations
Summary should not raise significant concerns to the ARCP panel
Clinical governance (patient safety, audit, risk management and quality improvement)1 completed and presented project
Evidence of attendance at local risk management meetings
Teaching experienceDocumented evidence of teaching (e.g. to medical students/foundation trainees/GPSTs)
Leadership and management experienceEvidence of departmental responsability e.g. rota/departmental meetings
Presentations and publications (etc)As per previous annual review discussion
Trainee Evaluation Form (TEF)TEF completed on ePortfolio