Transition to the new curriculum

The new curriculums for respiratory and general internal medicine are starting in August 2022, to coincide with the end of the first year of IMT3. There is a lot of information available about this on the JRCPTB website, including on the JRCPTB transition page here.

Everyone will be expected to transition to the new curriculum except those in ST7 in August 2022. Once we rotate in August, the ES should perform a gap analysis (form available on eportfolio) to credit current training onto new portfolio, and identify current learning needs.

Summary of curriculum meeting hosted by the JRCPTB:

  • New curriculum based on Competencies in Practice (CiPs)
  • 3 types – generic, internal medicine and respiratory, about 8 in each 
  • The overall aim of this is to be less tick box and more based on global assessment of individual 
  • There will be a target to see 750 general patients over Internal Medicine Stage 2 
  • 3 months unselected take or 1 month in acute medicine in final year 

The main additional requirement for current trainees will be to undertake 20 clinics in a medical speciality other than parent one over 4 years 

  • this will include SDEC/ambulatory clinics (1 full day = 2 clinics) 
  • no reductions for those who are already part way through training (e.g. even ST6s transitioning with just over a year to go)
  • educational supervisor for internal medicine in addition to parent speciality

Single CCT in respiratory medicine will no longer be available (it was very rare previously anyway). However triple accreditation with Respiratory/GIM/ICM will now be possible.

Same eportfolio platform (NHS Eportfolios) but with new forms.

Trainees will not be required to re link of transfer evidence.

Good luck everyone!

*Courtesy of RespNET

Curriculum sign-offs:

Pulmonary hypertension

Also there is usually a BTS course.

Cystic fibrosis

Lung transplantation