ST5 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 intermediate competencies (pale purple boxes)
Completion of basic ultrasound modules for trainees starting as ST1 before August 2013
+/- Additional competency development as determined by TPD
Clinical skills2nd on call
ExaminationPart 2 MRCOG
Part 3 MRCOG
Formative OSATs (SLE) showing evidence of training since last ARCPIntermediate operative laparoscopy (e.g. ectopic pregnancy/ovarian cystectomy/salpingectomy/oopherectomy)
At least 3 summative OSATs confirming competence by more than one assessor (can be achieved prior to the specified year)Simple operative laparoscopy (lap steri or simple adnexal surgery e.g. adhesiolysis/ovarian drilling)
Intermediate caesarean section
3rd degree perineal repair
Rotational assisted vaginal delivery (any method)
Basic ultrasound modules
Evidence of at least one consultant observed summative OSAT for each item confirming continuing competency since last ARCPOperative vaginal delivery
Hysteroscopy
Basic ultrasound OSATs
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 coursesSpecific courses required as per curriculum to be able to complete intermediate competencies
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 project (can include supervising more junior doctors)
Teaching experienceFormal specialty teaching by ST5 e.g. as part of regional educational programme
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
Dealing with complaints
Involvement in departmental meeting/forum e.g. labour ward group/risk management review process
Presentations and publications (etc)As per previous annual review discussion
Trainee Evaluation Form (TEF)TEF completed on ePortfolio