Dates for Regional G(I)M Teaching Days 2021: All Wednesdays
12 May 2021
7 July 2021*
15 September 2021 (including St3 induction provisionally)
3 November 2021*
19 January 2022
2 March 2022
*followed by a meeting for the Association of North East Physicians
- At present, the region specific teaching which is included for study leave purposes are: SpR training afternoons virtually (5-6 per year, based on the 2009 curriculum), Acute Medicine Update (1-day course), Emergency Medicine update (1-day course), Association of Physician meetings (4-5 meetings per year).
- The expectation will always be that trainees should "attend" in person and use modules to top up sessions missed. Trainees should provide reflection in the e-portfolio as evidence. Should a trainee only have evidence of on-line modules, then they will be expected to attend all teaching sessions in the next year.
- With regard to G(I)M study leave, trainees are required to provide evidence of 100 hours of G(I)M study leave throughout the 5 years of training (equating to 20 hours per year), regional G(I)M sessions are 2.5 hours. This is roughly equivalent to the 70% attendance previously sought from trainees. We will be less rigid about the requirement to meet 20% of your 100 hours formal GIM teaching in each of the 5 years of your higher programme but you must attend 100 hours over the five years and your ARCP should expect a plan to address any shortfall in any year.
- If there are minor deficiencies in the number of hours achieved in a single year, this can be rectified by web based activities (BMJ or RCP teaching modules etc). You can elect to use on-line modules for up to a maximum of 5 hours per year or 25 hours over the 5 years. You are expected to focus these on topics in the formal programme that you have missed. You must obtain a certificate or other email confirmation to demonstrate completion of these as well as completing a reflection to deomonstrate learning.
If there are substantial deficiencies in the number of hours per year, then specific action will be required and you must expect to use study leave to attend GIM training elsewhere. This training should concentrate on the areas you have missed and can include Acute Medicine updates, going to a meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine. The Royal College of Physicians does many excellent one day courses