ST3 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)Progress with signing off intermediate competencies (pale purple boxes)
Completion of basic ultrasound modules for trainees starting as ST1 from August 2013
Clinical skills2nd on call
ExaminationNone
Formative OSATs (SLE) showing evidence of training since last ARCPHysteroscopy
Laparoscopy
Simple operative laparoscopy (lap steri or simple adnexal surgery e.g. adhesiolysis/ovarian drilling)
3rd degree perineal repair
At least 3 summative OSATs confirming competence by more than one assessor (can be achieved prior to the specified year)Basic ultrasound modules with relevant summative OSATs for trainees starting as ST1 from August 2013 onwards
Evidence of at least one consultant observed summative OSAT for each item confirming continuing competency since last ARCPCaesarean section
Operative vaginal delivery
Surgical management of miscarriage
Mini-CEX8 (mix of obs and gynae cases)
CbDs8 (mix of obs and gynae cases)
Reflective practice8 (mix of obs and gynae cases)
Simulation trainingNone
Regional teachingAttendance at regional teaching programme as per regional guidelines
Obligatory coursesObstetric simulation courses - ROBUST or equivalent for trainees entering ST1 from August 2015 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) and organisng departmental teaching of medical students/FYs/GPSTs
Leadership and management experienceEvidence of departmental responsability e.g. rota/departmental meetings
Working with consultant to organise (e.g. "office work") including clinical administration and dealing with correspondence
Presentations and publications (etc)As per previous annual review discussion
Trainee Evaluation Form (TEF)TEF completed on ePortfolio