ST6 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 advanced competencies (dark purple boxes)
Adequate progression of subspecialist training or special skills for ATSM(s) - progress in both is expected by end of ST6 such that at least 2 ATSMs will be complete by end ST7
Clinical skills2nd on call
ExaminationNone
Formative OSATs (SLE) showing evidence of training since last ARCPATSM/subspec training specific
Intermediate operative laparoscopy (e.g. ectopic/ovarian cystectomy/salpingectomy/oopherectomy)
At least 3 summative OSATs confirming competence by more than one assessor (can be achieved prior to the specified year)None
Evidence of at least one consultant observed summative OSAT for each item confirming continuing competency since last ARCPCaesarean section
Operative vaginal delivery
Laparoscopy
For subspec trainees to confirm competency in areas specific to subspec training
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 or national educational events appropriate for individual trainee's learning needs
Obligatory coursesATSM course
Leadership and management course
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
Ensure CV is competitive for consultant interviews
Trainee Evaluation Form (TEF)TEF completed on ePortfolio