Welcome to Geriatric Medicine

Welcome to the training programme in Geriatric Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine. We hope you will enjoy the challenges involved. You will receive an induction into your initial post and be assigned an educational supervisor.  We will also arrange for you to have a face to face induction with the TPD and SPC (Date to be confirmed).

There are a number of things you also need to do in relation to your training:

  1. Register with the JRCPTB.   Here are some tips on creating and maintaining your Eportfolio.
  2. The ARCP panels meet every May and June (usually over 3 days).  You will be invited for a face-to-face discussion regarding your outcome and training with the TPD and SPC, and other panel representatives.  Plese familiarise yourself with the Geriatric Medicine curriculum, Decision Aid and ARCP checklist (which you will be required to complete prior to your ARCP and upload to your personal library).  Learn about the annual ARCP assessment process, and undertake the necessary workplace-based assessments for this.
  3. Discuss with your educational supervisor the appropriate use and outcomes from your protected sessions for research/audit/specialist training. You may find that writing a personal development plan helps focus your discussions.
  4. Plan your study leave. There are a number of required course for you to attend over the duration of your training, in addition to the regional teaching days.  
  5. It is a requirement for all trainees to Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) you must have made one attempt by the time of your PYA.
  6. Start thinking early on about the areas that interest you most. Consider whether you are interested in research.  This should be discussed with your Educational Supervisor in the first instance, and then your TPD, and applied for in time for discussion at the OOP panel reviews in February/March of eachyear (to go OOP in September).



Information for Current Trainees

Access essential information on regulations, study leave, certification, assessment and the curriculum.

Information for trainers and educators

Development and guidance on becoming a trainer, standards for trainers, essential documentation for clinical and educational supervision including guidance for GP trainers,  Trust and out-of-hours supervisors, plus news about the latest courses and conferences.


Potential Applicant

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