The section “recruitment and appointment to training programmes” has been updated to refer to the current GMC consultation on changes to the assessment process for recruitment to specialist training.
The senior house officer (SHO) grades and training have been replaced by the Foundation Programme which takes place over two years. The 2003 Training Framework
Applicants are selected for foundation programmes by the Foundation School, linked to the local deanery. Recruitment and Appointment to Training Programmes
Specialist training then takes place over a period of 4–7 years to achieve a certificate of completion of training. Speciality Training Programmes
Successful progression and completion is based on competency-based assessment. Assessment and Examination
The Postgraduate Medical and Education Training Board (PMETB) is responsible for establishing and enforcing standards for postgraduate medical education. The Role of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB)